Salem Cultural Council Announces 2022 Grant Details

Applications open September 1, due by October 17
SCC grants

Funding Theme: Connecting Salem with Its Vast History

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Applicants must reside, work, have an organization in Salem or have an established partnership with an organization based in Salem.

  • Programs must take place in Salem or benefit the residents of Salem.

Funding Priorities: 

  • The Council strongly encourages applicants who would like to create a large permanent, semi-permanent, or enduring project that fits the theme to apply. We will consider committing a significant portion of our funds to projects of this type.  

  • Programs that activate unexpected or underutilized canvases and performance spaces within the city of Salem.

  • Programs that celebrate and promote the diversity of our community.

  • Programs that are educational and accessible for the community, regardless of age or ability

Review Criteria, In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following:

  • How well the program fits the above stated local funding priorities and theme

  • Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant

  • Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations

  • Demonstrated planning (i.e. the ability to complete the project within the cycle year)

  • Financial need

Online Application Opens: September 1, 2022

Online Application Deadline: October 17, 2022, 11:59pm

Click here to review a sample application to start brainstorming your project today! 

After September 1st you can start your application here.

Or learn more anytime by visiting the Mass Cultural Council's LCC Program page.