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.
4 School Street
Merrimac, MA 01860-1989
FY23 Local Priorities
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.
Merrimac Council Priorities
The Merrimac Cultural Council gathers input from the community 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
FY23 Local Guidelines
Applications should be submitted via this website. Applicants who plan to use the Library or Senior Center or partner with the Library or Council on Aging as part of their event are encouraged to contact those departments prior to submitting an application to determine if the applicant, or the Library or Council on Aging will submit the application. If the applicant submits the application, then they should include with their application, signed correspondence from the Library or Council on Aging in support of their application. Likewise, any applicant who plans to use school facilities for their event should have signed correspondence from the School District supporting their application or agreeing to allow the School facility to be used for such an event. Projects that are accepted for funding must be completed within one year of receipt of our acceptance letter.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Cantemus, Inc.||Old World, New Worlds, featuring Benjamin Britten's “A Ceremony of Carols”||$300||Hart, Francis||A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s Through the Music of The Beatles||$250||Hornig, Patrick||Funding Musicians at Merrimac Old Home Days||$464||Houle, Jenn||'Sun eaters, pollen seekers' Public Art Pollinator Project||$877||MUSIC Dance.edu||Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!||$260||Maudslay Arts Center, Inc.||Don Campbell Band Salutes Veterans||$620||Merrimac Public Library||The Pineapple Project||$300||Merrimac Public Library||Magic Fred||$350||Merrimack Valley Concert Band, Inc.||Merrimac Old Home Day||$750||Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, Inc.||Newburyport Chamber Music Festival||$500||Newburyport Choral Society, Inc.||NCS Spring Concert 2023 – Carmina Burana||$300||Newburyport Film Festival, Inc.||Newburyport Documentary Film Festival||$500||OnStage, Inc.||Family Puppetry Performance||$350||Open Air Sculpture Group||Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay 2023||$300||Pentucket Fine & Performing Arts Foundation||Fairy Tale Hayride||$330||The Newburyport Literary Festival||The Newburyport Literary Festival||$300||Waterman, Jon||Live Music Making History Live||$163|