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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.

Contact

Lisa Greene
lisa.greene@peabody-ma.gov
978-538-5777

Address
24 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960-5446

Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$31,300

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

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
City of Peabody Peabody Summer Concert Series $2,500
City of Peabody Holiday Pops Concert $2,500
City of Peabody International Festival $26,867
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. PEABODY'S IMMIGRANTS ALIVE! Puppet Shows $2,200
Greater Boston Stage Company Ticket subsidy for the Elderly and Students $900
Inglese, Kendall Story of the Sunflower & Coding Bees $250
J. Henry Higgins Middle School A Christmas Carol $2,500
J. Henry Higgins Middle School Higgins Middle School Drama Club Spring Musical $1,500
MUSIC Dance.edu I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $580
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! a dance series $500
Maloney, Scott I AM ... $600
Murray, Katherine 2024 St. John the Baptist Organ Society Music Series $1,000
North Shore Children's Museum Field Trip Scholarships $2,400
Pardee, Jacob Intro Songwriting Workshops $2,000
Pardee, Jacob Music Lessons for the Disabled $2,500
Parisi, Rita I am Zelda: one act play about Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald $575
Peabody Art Association Non-profit Artist Workshops $1,800
Peabody Historical Society and Museum, Inc. Researching Women in Archives $250
Peabody Institute Library Foundation, Inc. Watercolor and Linocut Printmaking Classes $840
Peabody Institute Library Foundation, Inc. Accessible Art Club Project $2,500
Salem Arts Association, Inc. Artoberfest 2024 $2,000
Salem Community Arts Center, Inc. Salem Film Fest 2024 $1,400
The Musary, JRP Inc. Musary Musical Instrument Lending Acquisitions $1,000
Walker, Judy The PCOA Women's Drill Team $1,200
Walker, Judy Forever Young Chorus Shows $1,000
Young Men's Christian Association of Metro North, Inc. Music & Movement in Y Academy $500


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