Cultural Council


The Cultural Council is pleased to be among the communities of Massachusetts to support and promote access for all ages to enjoy the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We strive to create opportunities to broaden and enrich the vitality of the Town. Our criteria include an emphasis on new or time-honored projects of local artists, performers and instructors, cultural organizations' programs and classes, events for all levels of school-children, family-oriented events and outings for senior citizens.


  • John Gettings, Chair
  • Dayna D'Angelo, Co-Chair
  • Pam Ames, Grants Coordinator

  • Eric Mitchell, Secretary
  • Rebecca Somes, Treasurer
  • Mary Beth Verry


  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 7 pm, Danvers Senior Center (Review of Grant Applications). Applicant attendance at grant based meetings is strongly encouraged.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7 pm, Danvers Senior Center (Award Grants). Applicant attendance at grant based meetings is strongly encouraged.

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FY23 Grantees

The Danvers Local Cultural Council will be using a Direct Grant Process for reimbursement. Grantees will be required to submit a completed Grant Agreement Form to be eligible for reimbursement.  All paperwork for direct payment, including the Grant Agreement Form must be submitted within two weeks of receiving their approval notification.  Please note all grantees must review the MCC Grantee & Publicity Requirements MCC Publicity Kit and incorporate this information as well as that of the Danvers Cultural Council into their project as appropriate. Please contact the Danvers Cultural Council for access to their Logo. Danvers Cultural Council

Applying for Grants

FY23 Grant Application Deadline has passed.

Application Deadline

FY23 Grant Application Deadline has passed. *Late applications cannot be accepted. 

  1. Massachusetts Cultural Council & Local Cultural Council Info.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency supporting the arts, sciences, and humanities, to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts and its communities. It pursues its mission through a combination of grants, services, and advocacy for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.

The MCC distributes funds to local and regional cultural councils, who then regrant funds to arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects in their own communities.  A hallmark of the LCC Program is the emphasis on local autonomy and decision making.  The program is administered by 2,500 municipally appointed volunteers serving statewide. Councils are free to make funding decisions that best meet the particular needs and priorities of their community within the parameters of the broad state guidelines   Each local council determines its own local eligibility requirements based on a community input process and these are incorporated into their local priorities and published to the council's public web page, which can be found via the MCC website.  

Please note the LCC application process can be quite competitive. Because of the large number of requests and the limited funds available for regranting, many LCCs receive far more applications than they can fully or even partially fund.