Methuen Cultural Council
Methuen Cultural Council would like to play in active role in bringing more art, theater, music and cultural highlights to the City of Methuen.
32 Orchard Street
Methuen, MA 01844-2932
FY23 Local Priorities
To support public projects through the regranting of the annual allocation of funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). These projects shall promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Methuen.
Preference is given to
Methuen residents and organizations
Projects involving local artists
Projects which encourage community-wide participation in the arts, cultural events, graphic arts, fine arts, music, dance, theater, writing, nature, science and environmental education
Projects which encourage participation by audiences of all ages including multi-generational cultural programs
Projects highlighting Methuen’s history and institutions
Projects celebrating cultural diversity and inclusivity
First time funding of projects
FY23 Local Guidelines
First-time applicants, local artists and presenters are encouraged to apply.
Non-resident individuals or organizations:
If your program occurs in Methuen, you must have a predetermined local sponsor and a letter from the sponsor with your application. The letter should specify the type and level of support that the sponsor will provide. The application must identify the venue as either in-person or virtual. Virtual programs must be managed by the sponsor.
If your program does NOT occur in Methuen, you must have a supporting letter from a resident that explains how your program will benefit Methuen residents.
Applications must be completed online and include a complete budget.
Any changes to an approved project must be submitted to the council in advance for review.
Publicity must contain the following acknowledgement: “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Methuen Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”
Approved grantees must advertise event(s) in local Methuen media.
Grants are made on a reimbursement basis. Once your program has been approved/completed, please send your completed reimbursement form/receipts and documentation (Invoices, receipts, or paid bills), including costs associated with virtual programming if applicable, evidence that the event took place (programs, photos, etc.), and was credited as promised (copies of marketing, in newspapers, etc.) to: Methuen Cultural Council at POBOX 453
Methuen, MA, 01844. You may also email your reimbursement materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line MCC Grant Materials.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
|Bates III, Davis R.||Celebrating the Season: A Performance for Seniors||$500||Comprehensive Grammar School Parent Teachers Organization, Inc.||CGS Field Trip||$2,682||Discovery Museum, Inc.||Open Door Connections||$300||Greater Boston Stage Company||Discounted Tickets to Theatre for Methuen Students and Seniors||$1,000||Loiselle, Jennifer||Mama Tenney Multicultural Evening||$2,500||MUSIC Dance.edu||Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors!||$500||McGary, Diane||Resident Therapeutic Musician||$1,500||Merrimack Valley Community Music School, Inc.||Music For Methuen Farmers Market||$5,000||Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc.||Hip Hop Promotes Positivity||$2,160||Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc.||Methuen Young People's Theatre||$10,000||Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc.||Music Hall Days 2023||$2,300||Nevins Memorial Library||Nevins Library: Building a multilingual space within the community||$6,070||Nevins Memorial Library||Amazing Hero Art with Rob Surette||$1,264||New England Classical Singers, Inc.||Classical Music within Reach||$1,000||Newman, Howard||Music for Seniors||$375||Parisi, Rita||Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight||$500||Rull, Thomas E.||"A Musical Journey Through the Years"||$425||The Delvena Theatre Company||The Incredible Mae West!||$635||The Merrimack Valley Young Men's Christian Association, Inc.||Methuen Music Clubhouse||$5,000||Waterman, Jon||Live Music Making History Live||$300||York, Matt||Johnny Cash - Songs & Stories||$550|