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Merrimac Cultural Council

The Merrimac Cultural Council favors local applicants with established venues or sponsors. We fund arts-related projects when feasible, and encourage new applicants or projects of particular interest to our local community. When reviewing applicants we also consider local needs, a balanced age range and scope of audiences, community involvement and diversity. We prefer to directly fund projects directly rather than supporting fund-raising activities.

All applications will be received online. We encourage any applicants that have difficulty filling out the online application to email us.


Town Hall
2 School Street
Merrimac, MA 01860-1915

FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

Merrimac Council Priorities

FY20 Priorities

The Merrimac Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Merrimac Cultural Council will give priority to:

– Applicants that have secured a local venue

– Projects that have been sponsored (e.g. by library or senior center staff)

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 support diverse forms of cultural activities

– Financial need

– Demonstrated planning

FY22 Local Guidelines

To apply, type and sign an application, then send three (3) copies to the Merrimac Cultural Council, Town Hall, School St., Merrimac MA, 01860. Projects that are accepted for funding must be completed within one year of receipt of our acceptance letter.
Applications available at Merrimac Public Library and through this site.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Merrimack Valley Concert Band, Inc. Merrimac Old Home Days $750
Newburyport Choral Society, Inc. NCS Spring Concert 2022 – Remembrance and Renewal $300
Open Air Sculpture Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay 2022 $300
Merrimac Public Library Camp Out with Miss Frizzle $300
Newburyport Film Festival, Inc. Newburyport Documentary Film Festival $500
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $280
Merrimac Old Home Days Funding Musicians at Merrimac Old Home Days $750
Cantemus Chamber Chorus, Inc. Missa Gaia; A Mass in Celebration of Mother Earth $300
Merrimac Public Library Animal World Experience $360
Maudslay Arts Center, Inc. Hillyer Festival Orchestra Brings Opera and Broadway Hits to MAC $500
Francis Hart A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s through the Music of The Beatles $250
Patrick Hornig Speed the Plough $450
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, Inc. Newburyport Chamber Music Summer Festival 2022 $500
OnStage, Inc. 2022 Spring Panto $350
Pentucket Fine & Performing Arts Foundation Makers Market 2022 $335
The Newburyport Literary Festival Newburyport Literary Festival $163

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