Cultural Council


               Kathleen Hunt , Chair

               David Juliano, Treasurer

               Janet Brown

               Mary McDonald 

               Kathleen Moore

               Laura O'Connor

               Julie Sullivan



  • Topsfield Town Hall
  • 461 Boston Street, Unit E-6
  • Topsfield, MA 01983
  • 978-887-1500


The Topsfield Cultural Council is the local arm the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Its members are volunteers who are appointed for a three-year term by the Board of Selectmen. One of 335 local cultural councils in the Commonwealth, the Topsfield Cultural Council receives an annual appropriation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to fund cultural programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. In addition, through the Matching Incentive Program, the Massachusetts Cultural Council matches funds allocated to the Topsfield Cultural Council by Town Meeting vote.

The purpose of the Cultural Council is to promote cultural activities in Topsfield through the distribution of those funds received from the state and the Town.  The Council awards small grants to individuals and organizations that sponsor cultural activities. Applications for funding by the Topsfield Cultural Council are accepted from individual artists as well as organizations. Priority is given to local artists and organizations whose work or programs directly benefit the citizens of Topsfield. 

Grant applications are now being accepted.

Town Calendar

Thursday, September 21
7:30 pm : Board of Health
Monday, September 25
8:30 am : Essex Regional Retirement System
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
8:15 pm : Open Space Committee
Tuesday, September 26
8:30 am : Board of Assessors
8:00 pm : Zoning Board of Appeals Cancelled
Wednesday, September 27
9:00 am : CREST - Board of Director
9:00 am : CREST
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission
Tuesday, October 3
7:30 pm : Planning Board

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