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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Amesbury Cultural Council FY22 Grants

Photo of mural that says The Art of Community

The Amesbury Cultural Council recently awarded $12,100 in grant funding to local individuals, artists and organizations through the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) annual grant program. Applicants can apply for grant funding to support projects, programs, events, operations, capital projects, fellowships and more, provided that the funding will be used for something related to arts, humanities and sciences, has a public benefit, and is local to Amesbury.

The Cultural Council met in December to review all of the applications and vote on which applicants would receive funding. Applicants who did not receive funding were notified mid-December, and then applicants who will receive funding were notified in January. Grantees have the rest of 2022 to request reimbursement for their project or program.

“We had a wonderful variety of applications this year. It’s always a difficult process to award these grants but we are so excited for the projects we were able to grant.” said Rachel Wood, co-chair of the Amesbury Cultural Council.

The 23 grant recipients for the FY22 grant program are:


  • Amesbury Mosaic Rock: Su Bailey | spring 2022 | Upper Millyard
  • Aperture on Amesbury 2022: Amesbury Carriage Museum, Inc. | Saturday, June 18, 2022 | downtown Amesbury
  • Chainsaws, Cheeseburgers and Rock N' Roll – Live!: Jesse M. Green | 2022 | Amesbury Middle School
  • Community Coloring Books: Susan L. Smith | spring 2022 | Nicholas J. Costello Transportation Center
  • Edwardian Holiday Tea: Rita Parisi | Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | The Towers Community Room
  • Family Day - Spring 2022: Amesbury Carriage Museum, Inc. | Saturday, May 21, 2022 | Industrial History Center and Upper Millyard
  • Flair in the Square: Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation, Inc. | Thursdays in June, July, & August 2022 | Market Square
  • Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors!: MUSIC | February 2022 | Nicholas J. Costello Transportation Center
  • Jumpin' Juba senior concert: Steven M. Hurlbut | summer 2022 | Nicholas J. Costello Transportation Center
  • Kids Jam with Toe Jam Puppet Band: City of Amesbury | Thursday, June 30, Kid's Day in the Park, Amesbury Days | Amesbury Town Park
  • Nature in your neighborhood - All about birds: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary | spring 2022 | Woodsom Farm
  • Nun Of This and Nun of That!: The Delvena Theatre Company | Thursday, April 7, 2022 | Nicholas J. Costello Transportation Center
  • Painted Murals on Library Walls: Amesbury Public Library | late spring 2022 | Amesbury Public Library


  • Newbury Town Day Welcome Center: Robin Lawson | Saturday, June 18, 2022 | Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm


  • 2022 Spring Panto: OnStage, Inc. | May 28, 29 & June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 | Maudslay State Park
  • Hillyer Festival Orchestra Brings Opera and Broadway Hits to MAC: Maudslay Arts Center, Inc. | Sunday, July 17, 2022, 2 pm | Maudslay Arts Center, Maudslay State Park
  • Newburyport Chamber Music Summer Festival 2022: Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, Inc. | August 2, 2022–August 14, 2022 | various locations in Greater Newburyport area
  • NCS Spring Concert 2022 – Remembrance and Renewal: Newburyport Choral Society, Inc. | Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15, 2022 | Belleville Church
  • Newburyport Documentary Film Festival: Newburyport Film Festival, Inc. | September 16–25, 2022 | The Firehouse Center for the Arts and the Screening Room
  • Newburyport Lantern Festival 2022: Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness | Sunday, September 4, 2022, 5–9 | Frog Pond at Bartlet Mall
  • Newburyport Literary Festival: The Newburyport Literary Festival | April 29-May 1, 2022 | Virtual
  • Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay 2022: Open Air Sculpture | September 10–October 2, 2022 | Maudslay State Park


  • Salisbury Day - Music: Town of Salisbury | September 2022 | Salisbury Beach

“Every year the Amesbury Cultural Council, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council grant program, helps increase the arts and culture opportunities in Amesbury and the region,” said Mayor Kassandra Gove. “We know how important the arts are to making a community vibrant and improving our quality of life - I’m looking forward to seeing these programs come to fruition this year!”

For more information on the grant program and the application process, please visit the Amesbury Cultural Council’s website. Follow the Amesbury Cultural Council on Facebook for updates on these and other programs.

The Amesbury Cultural Council is a board of the City of Amesbury, and is looking for more volunteers and voting members. If you’re interested in getting more involved, you can attend one of their meetings (1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm; currently meeting virtually). To join the Cultural Council as a voting member, you must be appointed by the Mayor. Applications for appointment are located on the City’s website, and can be submitted in person or online.

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