Ipswich Cultural Council


  • Marie Mancinelli (2022)
  • Barta Hathaway (2021)
  • Jane Ward (2022)
  • Susan Stendahl (2023)
  • Sarah Evertson (2023)
  • Christine Hezzey (2020)
  • Michele McGrath (2020)
  • Leslie Hamilton-Tragert (2022)
  • Robert Tragert (2022)
  • Cynthia August (2023)

About the Council

The Ipswich Cultural Council is one of 329 Local Cultural Councils under the aegis of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


The Ipswich Cultural Council is dedicated to fostering dynamic and diverse local arts and ensuring that the arts thrive by providing vision, leadership, capacity building services, advocacy, funding, education, and information.

Council Activities

LCC Grant Applications

Review and award grants each year. Local Cultural Councils are charged with disseminating grant funding to local artists, and arts & humanities organizations each fall. Grant funding comes the state based upon town/city population. In 2020 the Grant applications will be available October 1 and can be found on the Massachusetts Cultural Council website.

Deadline for Grant applications is November 16th, 2020
If you have any questions please contact us at ipswichculturalcouncil@gmail.com or contact any council member.

34th Ipswich Art Show and Sale and some Illuminated activities will be virtual

Due to the logistical and health complications of Covid, the annual Art Show & Sale will be presented virtually. Applications for the show will be on the NEW ICC website and our Facebook page by the end of September. The projected deadline for application is now October 10th. The dates of the show will be extended beyond tree days, dates TBA.

Ipswich Illuminated: Some festivities will be reflected in and presented virtually on the NEW website. For the latest updates please go to Ipswich Cultural Council's Facebook page, http://thelocalne.ws and check back with the town website.