Haverhill Cultural Council

The Haverhill Cultural Council 


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



 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.