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Salem Cultural Council

About the Council: The Salem Cultural Council joins communities across the state to make up the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Salem Cultural Council is eager to award grants to individuals that reside, work, or have an organization based in Salem as they work to bring arts and cultural opportunities to our community.

Online applications open September 1, 2023, and the deadline for the next grant cycle will be October 17, 2023. Any Massachusetts resident can apply, but we give priority to those who follow our stated council priorities.

About the Council Members: As proud residents of Salem, we hope to find meaningful ways to contribute to the vibrant arts and culture scene in our city by awarding grants, supporting community events, and collaborating with the local organizations that bring arts and culture to life in Salem.

For more information about the Salem Cultural Council,!


John Newhall

93 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970-3528

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Application Information

FY25 Allocation


FY25 Local Priorities

The Salem Cultural Council is pleased to be one of 329 local cultural councils in Massachusetts to award funds in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council. These funds are granted to qualified individuals and organizations to support cultural projects that benefit the Salem community. We use our allocations to support community-based activities in the arts, the humanities, including history, and interpretive sciences.

FY25 Local Guidelines

Programs that have received SCC funding for multiple years may have a lower funding priority so that we may consider new applications. All funding grants are limited. Each SCC funded project must be completed within the calendar year.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
2nd Act Org, Inc. Prevention Play at Salem High School $2,000
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem Science and STEM in every day life $2,500
City of Salem Elevating the Life & Legacy of Charlotte Forten Grimke $3,000
Copper Dog Books, LLP Author James Bird at Salem Academy Charter School $1,150
Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres, Inc. The EMACT Community Theater Festival at Salem State University $2,000
Friends of Danvers Committee for Diversity 2nd Annual Danvers Latinx Heritage Month ¡Celebracion! event $250
Johnson, Kassidy STEAM Sensory Class Series $550
Levin, Sabrina Sewing 101 Workshop $1,000
Mattson, Maia Salem Natural Dyeing Workshops $2,000
Peartree & Associates, LLC Free Music Lessons $3,000
Proprietors of the Salem Athenaeum Salem Literary Festival $1,500
SPUR, Inc. The Bentley/SPUR Community Garden $3,000
Salem Arts Association, Inc. Artoberfest 2024 $1,500
Salem Community Arts Center, Inc. Salem Film Fest 2024 $1,400
Salem Main Streets Salem Arts Festival Community Art Project $1,250
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Inc. Fall Programming at Phillips House and Gedney House $1,500
Wondermore Inc. Authors-In-Schools Program $2,000

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