The Ipswich Cultural Council is a Local Cultural Council (LCC) and part of municipal government with the members of the Council appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The funds for the grants are an allocation of public dollars from the state. The Ipswich Cultural Council connects and supports art, culture and community through access, education, advocacy and celebration. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences in all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Each year, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. Individuals, schools, and cultural organizations are eligible to apply for project support from their local council. Contact the LCC before completing an application. Grants are for reimbursements after expenditures and approval for a grant.

View and download an application form from the Town of Ipswich Cultural Council page

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This symposium to be held on October 21st is open to the public and includes talks by experts on the future threats to four key natural resources in Ipswich - its rivers and watersheds, salt marshes, clamming, and Crane Beach. For further information, contact Ascension Memorial Church (, organizer and sponsor of the symposium. ...

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The map is in! Mark your calendar and get your sneakers ready to walk along the Ipswich River on September 30th. #IpswichIllumination

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Ipswich Cultural Council Annual Town Art Show

September 29, 2017, 6:00pm - October 1, 2017, 4:00pm

The Ipswich Cultural Council Annual Town Art Show and Ipswich Illuminated festivities - September 29 - October 1. Mark your calendars for a fun filled weekend! Art Show Opening Reception on Friday Evening September 29. Illumination Events on Saturday Evening.

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CALL TO CANOERS! 2 shifts needed on saturday night, the 30th. 5-7 and 7-9. please post here if you are able to help and can commit to being on the river to keep the fires blazing. you will be directed to the contact person from here. it is totally a fun 2 hours! ...

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