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Welcome to the Andover Cultural Council website!  The Andover Cultural Council (ACC) helps fund and promote cultural programs that enhance the quality of life in Andover, MA.  We are a non-profit organization funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency.  The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the MCC, which in turn allocates funds to each community. 

We then review and award our allotment to those projects of quality that provide the greatest local benefit.  We are proud to be part of  the MCC network of 329 local councils serving the Commonwealth.  Together with the other councils, we form part of the largest grassroots cultural funding networks in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities each year.

The 2022 grant application cycle has started.
Applications are due by October 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (ET).

Read our funding requirements and learn more about applying

“The Andover Cultural Council does a great job using its limited resources to promote a thriving cultural environment. These grants will support some truly exciting work that is being done by both cultural groups and individual artists across town. As the State Representative and an Andover resident, I know first-hand how important it is to invest in the arts and humanities – they benefit us in so many ways. Not only do they enrich the quality of our life, but they are also integral to the town’s economic livelihood. We support the ACC’s work in building a thriving local arts scene, which benefits us all.”

State Representative Tram Nguyen

In addition to our funding mission, we also partner with other groups and organizations in town to promote a robust cultural atmosphere by fostering the growing arts community.  We serve as advocates for the arts through community outreach and publicity, and are proud members of the Andover Arts & Culture Alliance.

Read our 2021 Grantee Press Release