Gloucester Cultural Council
Gloucester is home to the oldest art colony in the United States. The City keeps its cultural history alive through education, programs, and initiatives that enrich the community for both residents and visitors. The Gloucester Cultural Council is invested in maintaining the vibrancy of the City of Gloucester in myriad ways, including securing grant monies to provide funding to City schools, organizations, artists, and other community members.
The Council exists to support public programs in our community that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. We seek to fund programs that have a lasting cultural impact, promote art for equity, support working artists and elevate underserved populations.
9 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930-3023
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FY24 Local Priorities
-Have a direct link to Gloucester
-Recognize and celebrate Gloucester’s historical nature as a center for the arts, humanities and sciences
-Are lead by and accessible to diverse people and groups: young, old, strong, infirm, new arrivals and life-long residents, BIPOC, queer/gender nonconforming, traditionalists and innovators
-Demonstrate innovative ways to bring science to the public
-Promote art for equity and under-served populations
FY24 Local Guidelines
We will be seeking applications from people and organizations who have not previously received grants from the Gloucester Cultural Council.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|2nd Act Org, Inc.
||Substance Use Prevention Play - Gloucester
||Cape Ann Artisans
||Cape Ann Artisans 40th Celebration
||Cape Ann Finns, Inc.
||2023 FinnFunn New England Weekend
||Cape Ann Museum, Inc.
||Gloucester’s So Salty
||East Gloucester Elementary School PTO, Inc.
||Storytelling and Music by Odds Bodkin, Master Storyteller
||Gloucester High School Theatre
||Student Access to Theater!
||Gloucester Stage Company, Inc.
||Student Matinee Performance
||The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music
||Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
||Nature in your neighborhood - All about birds
||Jonathan Bayliss Society, Inc.
||Beautiful & Useful:The Art & Craft of the Folly Cove Designers
||Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!
||I am Autistic I am Fantastic
||Magnolia Library Center, Inc.
||Music Man at the MLCC
||Maker Space Build Along: Chain Reactions!
||Lanes Coven 2023 Season
||Pathways for Children, Inc.
||Mural Art Project - Interior
||Giving Meadow at Blackburn Circle, Art and Environmental Restoration Project
||Rockport Music, Inc.
||Calliope Brass Residency
||Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc.
||Documenting Rocky Neck Today
||Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc.
||The Hammond Museum, Inc.
||Gloucester 400th Lecture Series
||The North Shore Arts Association of Gloucester
||The Fiesta People's Mural
||Windhover Foundation, Inc.
||Elijah T. Grasshopper's Rainbow Dance Party!
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