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Amesbury Cultural Council

The Amesbury Cultural Council is a group of local volunteers, appointed by the Mayor, who help promote and facilitate cultural activities and the arts in Amesbury.

The Council oversees the distribution of Massachusetts Cultural Council grants; organizes the annual Amesbury Open Studio Tour; curates an Art@CityHall exhibit four times each year; supports the work of Amesbury’s Poet Laureate; and executes, supports, and promotes public art projects and cultural events throughout the City.


Ann Johnson (Co-Chair) Sally Nutt (Co-Chair)

Amesbury City Hall
62 Friend Street
Amesbury, MA 01913-2825

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Festivals/Community Days
Performing Arts (Music, Theatre, Spoken Word, etc.)
Public Art/Placemaking
Projects that deepen an appreciation of Amesbury

FY24 Local Guidelines

While we welcome project proposals in all disciplines, special consideration will be given to projects that align with our 2024 funding priorities. Applicants may apply to the ACC for funding for projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.

-Arts: The creation, presentation, or preservation of work in the crafts and performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and interdisciplinary arts.

-Humanities: Learning that deals with human values and aspirations, human thought and culture, language, and creativity. Examples include, but are not limited to, history, social studies, philosophy, criticism, and literature.

-Interpretive Sciences: Learning that deals with nature, science, and technology in ways that explain how they relate to people’s lives. Organizations that conduct this type of activity include aquariums, botanical gardens, nature centers, natural history museums, planetariums, and science centers.

Above all, applicants must be able to articulate how their project will directly benefit the Amesbury community.

Preference will be given to Amesbury residents and organizations, though consideration will extend to neighboring towns and cities including Newburyport, Salisbury, Newbury, Byfield, Rowley, West Newbury, Merrimac, and Haverhill.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Amesbury Carriage Museum, Inc. Kids Summer Music Series $500
Amesbury Carriage Museum, Inc. Art Workshop Series for Adults $400
Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation, Inc. Summer Series $500
Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation, Inc. Picnic Tables in the Amphitheater $400
Amesbury Council On Aging Valentines Day Dance $500
Amesbury Public Library Art on the Lawn: Crafts & Community for Adults $1,000
Amesbury Public Library Henna Alchemy $400
Cantemus, Inc. Annelies, a large-scale choral-instrumental work based on texts from Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, James Whitbourn, composer $300
City of Amesbury Family Band Fun at Kid's Day in the Park 2024 $650
Code & Circuit, Inc. Resin & Printing With A Purpose $500
Costa, Kristen Amesbury Community Marketplace $600
Friends of the Amesbury Council on Aging, Inc. Live Well Amesbury - a Feel Good Festival $500
Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness Newburyport Lantern Festival $300
Imagine Studios Indigenous People's Day Event $400
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Nature in your neighborhood - All about birds Amesbury $300
OnStage, Inc. Classic Stories in the Open: Family Friendly Theater performance $500
Open Air Sculpture Group Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay $500
River Valley Charter District Community Mosaic Mural $1,500
Terezin: Children of the Holocaust, Inc. Terezin- Children of the Holocaust $300
The Actors Studio of Newburyport, Inc. HerStory, a month long celebration $700
The Delvena Theatre Company Mangia, Meatballs and Murder $500
The Regenerative School The Love Garden $800
Tincknell, Roger L. From Ireland to America $350

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