Haverhill Cultural Council

The Haverhill Cultural Council 

Haverhill Cultural Council hires Project Manager for MultiCultural Festival 2020


Haverhill, MA January 26, 2020 –  The MultiCultural Festival Haverhill Committee is happy to announce the hiring of a Project Manager, Shawna Kelley.

 Shawna Kelley is a graphic artist and her hobby of working at Music Festivals, like Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and the Rhythm and Roots Festival merged with her art into a career when she became the Concert Program Manager at Brandeis University after moving to Haverhill in 2004.

 An active arts enthusiast, Shawna joined groups like Team Haverhill, Creative Haverhill, and the Haverhill Cultural Council and became an advocate for Music and Arts in her new hometown.

 She has participated in many events in the downtown area, such as River Ruckus, KidsFest, and Make Some Noise Concert Series.

 Currently, Shawna serves as the Administrator for Phoenix Rising Church and sits on the boards of Merrimack Valley Music and Arts and the Belleville Roots Stage. She enjoys being involved in festivals and the joy they bring, as much as she enjoys spending time with her family.

 “Shawna will bring a fresh new perspective from the view of an outsider looking in, which is what we need for this event to take off and soar to great heights in our first year of hosting a Multicultural Festival,” said Council Chair Nate Webster.

 The MultiCultural Festival will be held on June 20, 2020 at 10 Welcome Street in Haverhill.  The event will take place from Noon to 4pm.

For our inaugural year, we will be featuring about half a dozen Key Cultural Partners to share food, performances, information and activities to the people of Haverhill and beyond.

If you would like to get involved with the planning committee visit us on Facebook at MultiCultural Festival Haverhill 2020 or email us at mcfhaverhill2020@gmail.com

For any questions about the Haverhill Cultural Council, please visit the website at www.mass-culture.org/haverhill or look for “Haverhill Cultural Council” on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.




The Haverhill Cultural Concil helps fund groups and individuals that promote the availability of rich cultural experiences for Haverhill citizen. The HCC, in turn, is supported by the City Of Haverhill and The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Local Cultural Council Program


The Haverhill Cultural Council awards grants based on the following criteria:

  • Community support and involvement
  • Cultural diversity to the community
  • The engagement of all ages, races, abilities, genders and demographics
  • Promoting the city of Haverhill in a positive and inviting way


 Interested in applying for a grant? Just visit www.mass-culture.org/Haverhill

Come to our Grant Info Night on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:00pm

The deadline for submissions is October 15th. Read our guidelines to understand the application process


 There are many ways you can connect with us!

Call: 978-374-2388 x5

Visit us in person! 10 Welcome Street, Haverhill, MA 01830

Visit us on Social Media! We're on Facebook! Just search for “Haverhill Cultural Council”

Follow us on Twitter @hav_culture

We are looking for new members!  If you are interested, please contact us and send a letter to Mayor Fiorentini expressing your interest.
Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Haverhill Cultural Council (HCC) shall be to meet to plan and produce community arts programming, to act as artistic and/or aesthetic advisor to the City and to the Mayor and the City Council and to attract and apply for such funds, public and private, as may be forthcoming.

Members of the Council shall be drawn from a reservoir of interested citizens represented in the arts community and the business sector. Members must be residents of the City of Haverhill.

The Haverhill Cultural Council is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program which is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Each year statewide, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen.  This year, the Haverhill Cultural Council is granting $29,110 to local artists and performers as part of its LCC program.

The HCC also programs local music and art events for Haverhill through MCC grants and money raised through its own fundraising. In the past, we have participated in River Ruckus, successfully provided the music series "Make Some Noise" for several years in downtown Haverhill and have held fundraisers and auctions to promote our activities.

Contact information:

Haverhill Cultural Council
Alison Colby-Campbell, Chair
10 Welcome Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-5699