The Ipswich Cultural
Council is one of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCC) in the state of Massachusetts. Councils operate
under the umbrella of the Massachusetts
Cultural Council and are funded by the state. Each council consists of municipally
appointed volunteers who disseminate grants to arts and humanities projects, individuals
and organizations according to MCC guidelines. “The LCC program is the largest grassroots
cultural funding network in the nation.It enriches the cultural life of all cities and towns in Massachusetts
through grant funding, information and organizational support to artists and
arts organizations.” Funding for each town is based on population.
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.
LCC Grant Management:
Applications are available on the MCC website as of September 1standdeadline for submission is October 15th. Click HERE to learn more about the application process.
Annual Art Show:
Ipswich Cultural Council hosts a non-juried Art Show &
Sale each fall. This is open to any Ipswich resident. Details and applications
for artists will be on our Facebook page and in the Ipswich Library by mid
August. This year the show weekend will be October 1st, 2nd
and 3rd. The show is held in the Town Hall Gym.
Artists and Organizations
We support and facilitate with publicity and volunteers
where needed within the community for performances and programing, especially
those that we have funded through a grant.