Beverly Cultural Council
The ‘Beverly Cultural Council’ is pleased to be one of 351 cities and towns 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 Beverly community. Eligible disciplines include arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.
PLEASE NOTE: The Beverly Cultural Council will not fund applicants more than 3 years in a row. If your project has received grant funding from the BCC for 3 consecutive years, you must take 1 year off from the application process before you may reapply.
The Mass.Cultural Council and the Beverly Cultural Council has set Sept 1, 2023 as the opening date for submitting the online applications for grant requests. October 17, 2023 is the deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Submissions of applications must be made online.
The Council will hold an online informational meetings on September 20, 2023 to answer any questions about the application and award process.
Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx.
Programs taking place in Beverly between 1/1/2024 and 12/31/2024 will be considered. Due to the limited funds available and the high demand for support, Beverly Cultural Council grant awards typically range from $250 to $1,500.
Contact Us: Beverly Cultural Council City Hall, 191 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or e-mail email@example.com
*The Beverly Cultural Council wishes to serve the Beverly community of artists and support/ fund projects in which local artists are enhancing and serving the greater Beverly community.
Brenda Murphy, Chair - Chelsea Turner, Secretary
191 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915-5849
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FY24 Local Priorities
Top 5 Cultural activities that the community wants us to prioritize:
1-Community wide gatherings
2-Musical concerts & performances
4-Nature, science environmental projects
5-Historical restoration & preservation projects
The below 2 groups are what the community wants us to fund:
1. Annual events for the community
2. New artists
FY24 Local Guidelines
The Beverly Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback.
This year the Beverly Cultural Council will give priority to, (but not limited to) the following audience:
Families with young children
School age children (K-12) – Class field trips & in-class cultural activities
In addition to the state criteria applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
• How well the program meets our local priorities
• Community support and involvement
• Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
• Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
• Financial need
• Demonstrated planning
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Beverly Harbor Management Authority
||Call for Art: Nautical Knot-Tying Display
||Beverly Local Food Collaborative, Inc.
||Beverly Farmers' Market Music Series
||Beverly Public Library
||Beverly High School mural
||The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music
||North Shore Game Jam in conjunction with the Global Game Jam
||The Eroica Project
||Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc.
||The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival
||Montserrat College of Art, Inc.
||MASH Film Festival
||THE FIRE ESCAPE PLAYS written and produced by R. D. Murphy
||Northshore Recovery High School
||Interactive Maps for Students of RHS
||Olde Essex Stage Company
||Shakespeare in the Park
||Porter Mill Studios
||ICON - Montserrat College of Art's Premiere celebration of the Arts
||Salem Community Arts Center, Inc.
||Salem Film Fest 2023
||Salsa by the Sea - Lynch Park
||The Delvena Theatre Company
||Meet Julia Child!
||The Musary, JRP Inc.
||Musary Musical Instrument Lending Acquisitions
||Thibeault, Sharon W.
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