Salem Cultural Council

The Salem Cultural Council Meeting scheudled for Tuesday, April 28th has been cancled.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

The Salem Cultural Council is seeking to fill multiple vacancies that will be coming up in May 2020 due to term expiration.  If you are interested in serving on this council/board please complete both of the below linked documents and email them, along with a recent resume, to Mayor Kimberley Driscoll before May 22, 2020 at

City of Salem Board Application

Cultural Council Supplementary Questions

The Council: The Salem Cultural Council is the Local Cultural Council (LCC) for the City of Salem and is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's LCC network across the Commonwealth. The Salem Cultural Council is eager to award grants to individuals and organizations that are based in Salem, MA as they work to bring arts and cultural opportunities to our community.

The deadline for the next grant cycle is 11:59pm on October 15, 2020. Applications and guidelines will become avalaible in early Fall 2020.

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