Cultural Council

The Council. The Salem Cultural Council joins communities across the state to make up the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Salem Cultural Council is eager to award grants to individuals that reside, work, or have an organization based in Salem as they work to bring arts and cultural opportunities to our community.

The deadline for the next grant cycle will be in October of 2018. Check back in late summer for additional details. Any Massachusetts resident can apply.

Council Members. As proud residents of Salem, we hope to find meaningful ways to contribute to the vibrant arts and culture scene in our city by awarding grants, supporting community events, and collaborating with the local organizations that bring arts and culture to life in Salem.

For more information about the Salem Cultural Council, please contact us at or visit our website!

Staff Contacts

Board Members

Name Title
Liz Polay-Wettengel Chair
Jess Conger-Henry Member
Matthew Cornell Member
John Dobroski Member
Carrie Francis-Cabot Member
Robyn Giannopolo Member
Kristen Linnenbank Member
Shelby Morrison Member
Kelly Noonan Member
Jack Pittenger Member
Courtney Porcella Member
Rosario Ubiera-Minaya Member