Gloucester Cultural Council

Gloucester is the home to the oldest art colony in the United States. The City keeps its cultural history alive through education, programs, and initiatives that enrich the community for both residents and visitors. The Gloucester Cultural Council is invested in maintaining the vibrancy of the City of Gloucester in myriad ways including securing grant monies to provide funding for City schools, organizations, artists, and other community members.  The Council exists to support public programs in our community that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. We seek to fund programs that have a lasting cultural impact, promote art for equity, support working artists and elevate underserved populations. The Gloucester Cultural Council has at least 5 members, each serving a 3-year term. Pursuant to Mass. General Laws, no member can serve more than two consecutive terms.

The Gloucester Cultural Council invites you to apply for a grant for your arts, humanities, and/or science program. This year we plan to give priority to programs that:

  • Have a direct link to Gloucester
  • Recognize and celebrate Gloucester's quadricentennial (400th Anniversary) and the City's historical nature as a center for the arts, humanities and sciences
  • Are accessible to diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrate innovative ways to bring science to the public
  • Promote art for equity and underserved populations


September 1, 2022 - FY23 Grant cycle opens

October 15, 2022 - Applications are due

Please see Mass Culture for more information or to apply. Thank you.


  • Meetings of the Gloucester Cultural Council will be in person and posted on the Public Notices page.

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First Name
Last NameAddressTelephoneTo Expire
ElizabethNeumeier28 Coggeshall Road(978) 807-0536February 14, 2025
LauraCrook Waxdal1 Holly Street # 2
February 14, 2023
Tricia O'Neill477 Washington Street
February 14, 2025

February 14, 2025

February 14, 2025