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Boxford Cultural Council

The Boxford Cultural Council is a community organization supported through funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The BCC is made up of community members who vet and vote on grant applications submitted to us on an annual basis. We believe that a strong presence of the arts, science and humanities is essential to build a strong community and a thriving educational system. Our primary objective is to develop and fund projects that weave these elements into the fabric of our community. The BCC actively encourages local artisans, musicians, teachers and school organizations to submit grants for consideration to the Cultural Council.


7A Spofford Road
Boxford, MA 01921-2336

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

Considering the fluidity of CoVid-19 circumstances, applicants for in-person programs will need to contact the hosting venue & determine how state CoVid-19 guidelines for spacing, masks, & size of group will be addressed. The date for the Project needs to be determined & stated in the application. It should be understood by the grant applicant & hosting venue that a program might have to be rescheduled if the venue is closed due to Covid-19.

For this reason, applicants who intend to comply with all CoVid-19 guidelines as determined by the Boxford Board of Health, AND applicants who are able to provide their program online (via Zoom), outdoors, or using a lower risk delivery option will be given priority in the selection process for 2022 grant awards. All grant submissions must include a letter from the hosting venue stating the date and time of the program(s) for which the application is being submitted, and their willingness to host the program. Because of spacing requirements, most programs will require preregistration.

Preference will be given, but not limited to, local grant applicants (“local” meaning those who live in Boxford or surrounding communities). The project must serve Boxford residents. All grant awards are contingent to 2022 state budget allocations for local cultural councils through MCC.

FY22 Local Guidelines

In-person events that require a venue, must including specific date(s) & times for your program/project. Indicate the name of the sponsoring/hosting organization and specify the contact person on your grant application. Please include with your application, a letter of support from your hosting organization for the project & venue. Applications for programs requiring a venue that do not specify host/sponsor and/or arrangements for the venue & date of performance/service will be automatically denied.

Applicant must credit the Boxford Cultural Council & the Mass Arts Council on all advertising, promotion materials and on the day of the program. Grant applicants are responsible for all promotion of their event with the collaboration of the venue or organization, (i.e., Library, Council for Aging, School, Church, Community Center, etc.)

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $650
Edward L. Cope, Jr. Ed the Wizard's Alchemy Laboratory $450
Gregory Maichack The Jellyfish: How to Pastel Paint $565
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc. Youth Orchestra Training & Concerts $500
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Nature in your neighborhood - All about birds $250
Alex Leff Cycle of Memory $1,200
Boxford Elementary Schools Trust, Inc. Lights, Camera, Action! Rethinking Literacy $1,767

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