Salem Cultural Council

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The April 2021 Meeting of the Salem Cultural Council has been CANCELED.

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.

2021 Grant Recipients:

Wonderland Spectacle Co. Art Video for Kids

African American History Walking Tour

Celebration of Racial Diversity

The Reaping Season

Salem Arts Festival - Collaborative Community Art Project

Negro Election Day Virtual Museum

Salem Film Fest 2021 - Salem Community Tickets

Bringing Back the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem, MA

Storytelling with Valerie Tutson: The Right to Liberty and Tales from African Traditions

Shakespeare and Social Justice

Applications for the 2022 grant cycle will be avaliable in September 2021, with applications due October 15, 2021.

To Learn More or Apply for a Grant Visit:

For Questions, please email the Salem Cultural Council directly at

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
Matthew Cornell Member (6/23/23)
John Dobroski Co-Chair (6/27/23)
Jess Conger-Henry Co-Chair (6/12/21
Kelly Noonan Member (6/12/21)
Samuel Lim Member (6/12/21)
Thu Ngan N. Han Member (6/27/23)
Kendall Trey Walsh Member (6/12/21)
Allie Shvonski Member (4/8/24)