Peabody Cultural Council
The Mission of the Peabody Cultural Council is to support and promote the arts in the City of Peabody. The Peabody Cultural Council is proud to support public programs that create opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to explore any of the various branches of the arts, including the visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, film making), plastic arts (sculpture, ceramics, metalworking, glass working, mosaic & architecture), performing arts (Music, Theater, Dance), and Literary arts (Poetry, and prose). It is the goal of the PCC to mobilize resources and to ensure that artistic cultural opportunities are available and accessible to all segments of Peabody’s population in order to improve the quality of life for everyone.
24 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960-5446
FY24 Local Priorities
“Participation in the arts on the local level positively impacts community life. Cultural participation builds bridges across neighborhood, ethnicity, and class divides. Neighborhoods with a robust cultural life are more likely to attract sustainable, livable development.” From Social Impact of the Arts Project, Mark Stern and Susan Seifert, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work
The Peabody Cultural Council is proud to support public programs that create opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the world, especially any of the various branches of the arts, including the visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, filmmaking), plastic arts (sculpture, ceramics, metalworking, glass working, mosaic & architecture), performing arts (Music, Theatre, Dance), and Literary arts (Poetry, and prose). It is the goal of the PCC to mobilize resources and to ensure that cultural opportunities are available and accessible to all segments of Peabody’s population in order to improve their quality of life. Priority will be given to projects that encourage community members to participate in the arts.
All projects that are funded must benefit the residents of Peabody and enrich the cultural wellbeing of the community.
All projects should be accessible and available to the general public.
The PCC encourages projects which have demonstrated community support.
Projects should request funding to add to existing programs and not for funds to replace existing funding.
The projects should not depend solely on Cultural Council funding for an extended period of time.
Program quality will be a major consideration in all decision making.
Organizations that are comprised of Peabody residents or are Peabody sponsored will be given priority over outside organizations.
FY24 Local Guidelines
Applicants must submit online through the Mass Cultural Council online portal.
Applications also must:
• Involve a cultural or art related activity
• include a balanced, accurate budget
• include a signature
• be submitted on the proper forms
• be filled in completely (Incomplete &/or unsigned applications will not be considered)
• Include a firm date or location will not be considered.
• be for project that occur after January 1, 2024 and after deliberations are completed. Projects that have already occurred will not be considered.
• be submitted by the required deadline.
• comply with all of the requirements and regulations established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Applicants may not use Cultural Council funds for refreshments or for transportation to an event
Grants may not be transferred to another field trip/cultural event. Failure to use the grant funds for the requested field trip/cultural event as listed on your application will result in forfeiture of those funds and may result in the loss of future funding.
Organizations and individuals may receive no more than two Cultural Council grants per year.
When grant requests exceed the funds available, the Council may give awards to those applicants who have received fewer grants in the past.
Individuals requesting funds for a scholarship without any return to the community are not eligible.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
||Johnny the K - PBIS Character Building
||City of Peabody
||Peabody Summer Concert Series
||City of Peabody
||City of Peabody
||Holiday Pops Concert
||Discovery Museum, Inc.
||Open Door Connections
||Greater Boston Stage Company
||Discounted Tickets to Theatre for Peabody Students and Seniors
||J. Henry Higgins Middle School
||A Christmas Carol
||2023 St. John the Baptist Organ Society Music Series
||New England Chamber Players
||New England Chamber Players at Peabody Institute Library
||North Shore Children's Museum
||Peabody Family Free Day
||Women of '76
||Peabody Art Association
||Peabody Art Assoc. Monthly painting workshops
||Peabody Cultural Collaborative
||Peabody Historical Society and Museum, Inc.
||The History of Jordan Marsh
||Peabody Institute Library Foundation, Inc.
||Mental Health and Wellness for Families
||Salem Arts Association, Inc.
||Salem Community Arts Center, Inc.
||Salem Film Fest 2023
||Salem United, Inc.
||Negro Election Day Holiday Festival
||South Memorial School
||North Shore Music Theatre
||Wood Carving Class
||Forever Young Chorus
||West Memorial School
||Field trip to NSMT
||Young Men's Christian Association of Metro North, Inc.
||Music Enrichment in Y Academy
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