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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

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

*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

City Hall
191 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915-5849

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Top 5 Cultural activities that the community wants us to prioritize:
1-Community wide gatherings
2-Musical concerts & performances
3-Public art
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
Young Professionals
New/emerging artists
School age children (K-12) – Class field trips & in-class cultural activities
Senior citizens

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

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Arpeggione Ensemble, Inc. Dreams and Dances $1,000
Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics $700
Bates III, Davis R. A Celtic Celebration: A Performance for Seniors $500
Beverly High School BHS Spring Musical 2024 $1,500
Beverly Main Streets, Inc. Arts Fest Beverly $1,500
Cabot Performing Arts Center, Inc. Art as Activism $1,500
Garcia, Amanda Cove School Library Mural $1,500
Hurlbut, Steven M. Jumpin' Juba Senior Concert $360
Kestrel Educational Adventures Transportation for Hometown Waters $1,300
KevTech Services, Inc. Beginner Technology Classes $979
Michaels, Colleen The Improbable Places Poetry Tour $1,300
North Shore Children's Museum Field trip scholarships $1,500
North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. Children's Concert $1,000
Olde Essex Stage Company 4th Annual Shakespeare in the Park $1,500
Porter Mill Studios Open $1,500
Punctuate4, Inc. Earth Day Musical - Thru Hike $1,500
The Delvena Theatre Company All The Presidents' Women $650
The Musary, JRP Inc. Musary Musical Instrument Lending Acquisitions $1,500
Valles, Marcos Music Education with Rockabye Beats $400
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $300
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Johnny Cash $550

Mass Cultural Council publishes updates daily. Last update was made on June 16, 2024 at 09:56 PM UTC
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