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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.


Elizabeth Neumeier

3 Pond Rd
c/o Community Development Department
Gloucester, MA 01930-1834

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


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

Direct Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Arpeggione Ensemble, Inc. Dreams and Dances $250
Benjamin, David Antonio Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series $500
Cape Ann Museum, Inc. Snapshots & Impressions: Cape Ann Student Exhibitions $700
Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Youth Initiative 2024 $400
East Veterans Elementary School PTO Inc. Slapstick Science Flight In-School Presentation $250
Firebird Music Ensembles, Inc. FPO@Hammond 2023 Season $400
Fishtown Players Theater Senior Center Drama Program $500
Gloucester Education Foundation Gloucester Student Arts Festival $1,150
Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute GMGI's Art Science talk $525
Gloucester Stage Company, Inc. Golden-Age Engagement Group for WIPEOUT $500
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Nature in your neighborhood - All about birds Gloucester $250
Jonathan Bayliss Society, Inc. Granite and the Sea (preliminary title) $750
Kane, Timothy D. Drum & Strum $250
Keddy, Jane E. Women’s Work $350
Lanes Coven Theater Co. Lanes Coven 2024 Season $850
Maguire, Lynn Smart with Art and Movement $1,936
Manship Artist Residence and Studios, Inc. Firefly Fiesta $375
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival $500
McDonald, Dawn The Art of Saving Whales $1,000
Michalak, Vanessa Rocky Neck Plein Air $300
Movement Arts Gloucester MA LLC Scribble the Art Show $500
O'Leary, Michael 'Fishermen's Ballads & Songs of the Sea' 150 Years On $450
Pitman, Alyssa Nature School Playground $600
Rockport Music, Inc. Cape Ann Jazz Workshop $300
Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc. Make Your Mark Workshop for Young Artists, grades 6-8 $250
The Gloucester Writers Center, Inc. Writing the Body $300
The Hammond Museum, Inc. Hammond Castle Museum Lecture Series $300
Westwater Weekes, Naomi The Reclamation Project: Honoring the Voices of People of Color in Folk Music $575
Windhover Foundation, Inc. Quarry Dance Xll LIVE: Collaboration $500

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