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Newburyport Cultural Council

Newburyport’s Local Cultural Council is an 10 member volunteer board whose members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council and who serve three year terms. Our purpose is to distribute the funding made available to our community by the State of Massachusetts by way of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We read, discuss and vote on all submitted applications.

We seek to support both established and new cultural organizations, large and small, in order to enhance the already rich cultural environment of Newburyport.


Pat Cannon

City Hall
60 Pleasant Street
Newburyport, MA 01950-2621

FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The Newburyport Cultural Council gathers input from the community and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the NCC will give priority to:

Applicants that have secured a confirmed venue, place, date, and time
Projects that serve all ages and diversity, equity, inclusion projects that elevate the voices and experiences of the historically marginalized and that highlight current and historic diversity.
Collaboration between or among artists & local organizations/institutions
Local cultural projects presented in Newburyport;
Projects with maximum audience and/or community impact;
Projects that focus on the Arts, History, Environment and Science

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:

Demonstrated performance excellence, audience relevance, and strong management;
Ability to address the cultural needs of our community while supporting diverse forms of cultural activity;
Financial need;
A well prepared and thorough application.

FY22 Local Guidelines

In addition to the state criteria (public benefit, non-discrimination, no substitution, arts/humanities/interpretive sciences), applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Application must include confirmed venue & date or time frame
  • Priority given to proposals from local organizations & artists
  • Maximum community/audience impact, including ratio of money spent to number served
  • Other sources of financial support or matching funds
  • Strong qualifications or track record of applicant
  • Originality of project
  • Diversity of age and demographic groups served
  • Diversity of disciplines represented (arts/humanities/interpretive and environmental sciences)

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