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CITY OF SALEM, MA is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021/2022 Salem Cultural Council LCC Grant Program.  Applicat...
10/07/2021
Salem Cultural Council

CITY OF SALEM, MA is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021/2022 Salem Cultural Council LCC Grant Program. Applications now open! Deadline to apply is Friday, October 15, 2021 by 11:59pm.
Salem Cultural Council (SCC) has been allotted $25,400.00 in state funding to regrant back out into the Salem Community. Submit an application to help your creative endeavors come into fruition!
For the 2021/2021 cycle, the SCC’s is seeking applications that align with the theme:
Uplifting a Healthy Resilient Community
Additionally the SCC will give priority to:
* Projects that help Salem thrive during a period when the cultural community is looking to a brighter future in a creative and optimistic way
*Applicants who reside, work, have an organization in Salem or have an established partnership with an organization based in Salem.
*Programs that activate unexpected or underutilized canvases and performance spaces within the city of Salem.
*Programs that take place in Salem or benefit the residents of Salem.
*Programs that celebrate and promote the diversity of our community.
*Programs that are educational and accessible for the community, regardless of age or ability.
Applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
*How well the program meets our local priorities
*Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
*Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations
*Demonstrated planning (i.e. the ability to complete the project within the cycle year)
*Financial need
*State Requirements & Criterion
Click Here to Review the Complete MCC LCC Program Guidelines (https://massculturalcouncil.org/docu.../lccguidelines.pdf...)
For the FY22 Grant Cycle, the Salem Cultural Council is once again participating in the Supplemental Grant Pilot Program, which means that approved grantees will receive their funding upfront, not on as a reimbursement.
Deadline: Applications are due Friday, October 15, 2021 by 11:59pm
How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted digitally. No hard copy applications will be accepted.
Visit the following URL for the online application portal to begin your application process: https://massculturalcouncil.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp
For Examples of previously funded projects visit: https://salemculturalcouncil.wordpress.com/
For Questions, email the Salem Cultural Council directly at
[email protected]
The Salem Cultural Council is the Local Cultural Council (LCC) for the City of Salem and is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's LCC network across the Commonwealth. The Salem Cultural Council is eager to award grants to individuals and organizations that are based in Salem, MA as they work to bring arts and cultural opportunities to our community.

2022 Grant Priorities Theme: Uplifting a healthy resilient community This year, the Salem Cultural Council will give priority to: • Prioritizing projects that help Salem thrive during a period when the cultural community is looking to a brighter future in a creative and optimistic way • Applican...

CITY OF SALEM, MA is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021/2022 Salem Cultural Council LCC Grant Program.  Applicat...
09/09/2021

CITY OF SALEM, MA is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021/2022 Salem Cultural Council LCC Grant Program. Applications now open! Deadline to apply is Friday, October 15, 2021 by 11:59pm.

Salem Cultural Council (SCC) has been allotted $25,400.00 in state funding to regrant back out into the Salem Community. Submit an application to help your creative endeavors come into fruition!

For the 2021/2021 cycle, the SCC’s is seeking applications that align with the theme:
Uplifting a Healthy Resilient Community

Additionally the SCC will give priority to:
* Projects that help Salem thrive during a period when the cultural community is looking to a brighter future in a creative and optimistic way

*Applicants who reside, work, have an organization in Salem or have an established partnership with an organization based in Salem.

*Programs that activate unexpected or underutilized canvases and performance spaces within the city of Salem.

*Programs that take place in Salem or benefit the residents of Salem.

*Programs that celebrate and promote the diversity of our community.

*Programs that are educational and accessible for the community, regardless of age or ability.

Applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
*How well the program meets our local priorities
*Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
*Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations
*Demonstrated planning (i.e. the ability to complete the project within the cycle year)
*Financial need
*State Requirements & Criterion
Click Here to Review the Complete MCC LCC Program Guidelines (https://massculturalcouncil.org/documents/lccguidelines.pdf?x48884)

For the FY22 Grant Cycle, the Salem Cultural Council is once again participating in the Supplemental Grant Pilot Program, which means that approved grantees will receive their funding upfront, not on as a reimbursement.

Deadline: Applications are due Friday, October 15, 2021 by 11:59pm

How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted digitally. No hard copy applications will be accepted.
Visit the following URL for the online application portal to begin your application process: https://massculturalcouncil.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

For Examples of previously funded projects visit: https://salemculturalcouncil.wordpress.com/

For Questions, email the Salem Cultural Council directly at
[email protected]

The Salem Cultural Council is the Local Cultural Council (LCC) for the City of Salem and is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's LCC network across the Commonwealth. The Salem Cultural Council is eager to award grants to individuals and organizations that are based in Salem, MA as they work to bring arts and cultural opportunities to our community.

CITY OF SALEM, MA is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021/2022 Salem Cultural Council LCC Grant Program. Applications now open! Deadline to apply is Friday, October 15, 2021 by 11:59pm.

Salem Cultural Council (SCC) has been allotted $25,400.00 in state funding to regrant back out into the Salem Community. Submit an application to help your creative endeavors come into fruition!

For the 2021/2021 cycle, the SCC’s is seeking applications that align with the theme:
Uplifting a Healthy Resilient Community

Additionally the SCC will give priority to:
* Projects that help Salem thrive during a period when the cultural community is looking to a brighter future in a creative and optimistic way

*Applicants who reside, work, have an organization in Salem or have an established partnership with an organization based in Salem.

*Programs that activate unexpected or underutilized canvases and performance spaces within the city of Salem.

*Programs that take place in Salem or benefit the residents of Salem.

*Programs that celebrate and promote the diversity of our community.

*Programs that are educational and accessible for the community, regardless of age or ability.

Applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
*How well the program meets our local priorities
*Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
*Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations
*Demonstrated planning (i.e. the ability to complete the project within the cycle year)
*Financial need
*State Requirements & Criterion
Click Here to Review the Complete MCC LCC Program Guidelines (https://massculturalcouncil.org/documents/lccguidelines.pdf?x48884)

For the FY22 Grant Cycle, the Salem Cultural Council is once again participating in the Supplemental Grant Pilot Program, which means that approved grantees will receive their funding upfront, not on as a reimbursement.

Deadline: Applications are due Friday, October 15, 2021 by 11:59pm

How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted digitally. No hard copy applications will be accepted.
Visit the following URL for the online application portal to begin your application process: https://massculturalcouncil.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

For Examples of previously funded projects visit: https://salemculturalcouncil.wordpress.com/

For Questions, email the Salem Cultural Council directly at
[email protected]

The Salem Cultural Council is the Local Cultural Council (LCC) for the City of Salem and is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's LCC network across the Commonwealth. The Salem Cultural Council is eager to award grants to individuals and organizations that are based in Salem, MA as they work to bring arts and cultural opportunities to our community.

08/24/2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Summer Performance Series Update

This weekend's FREE performances of DRUMATIX in Charlotte Forten Park will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, Aug. 28th & Sunday Aug. 29th instead of 2pm, due to the high heat anticipated for these days.

City of Salem announces 2021 Summer Performance SeriesSalem, MA— The City of Salem is pleased to announce a series of FR...
07/28/2021

City of Salem announces 2021 Summer Performance Series

Salem, MA— The City of Salem is pleased to announce a series of FREE live Performances coming to parks across the Salem. This year we are thrilled to host four different companies performing in nearly twenty humorous, surprising, inspiring, and modern productions that are fun for all ages. Performances will be held in August and September and are free and open to the public.** All performances will be held outdoors so be sure to bring your own shade and seats! Picnics encouraged!

OLDE SALEM STAGE COMPANY – “Much Ado About Nothing”
The Olde Salem Stage Company is a new collaboration of passionate theatrical practitioners whose mission is to challenge and inspire audiences with their performances. This summer they will be blending modern and traditional approaches to Shakespeare in their production of “Much Ado About Nothing”. oldesalemstagecompany.com

4 Performances: August 7, 8, 14, & 15 at 6:30pm in Charlotte Forten Park, 289 Derby Street.

DRUMATIX – “Rhythm Delivered”
DrumatiX is dedicated to presenting humorous, interactive, family-oriented percussive content that is accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Using tap dance, body percussion, and creative drumming, DrumatiX has created a new 45-minute interactive, humorous, family-friendly show, “Rhythm Delivered”. www.subscribepage.com/drumatixsalem

4 Performances: August 21, 22, 28, & 29 at 2:00pm in Charlotte Forten Park, 289 Derby Street.
*In case of rain, performances will be moved indoors at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square.

THIRD CITIZEN THEATRE COMPANY– “As You Like It”**
Third Citizen Theatre Company is committed to delivering high-quality productions that reimagine and recontextualize classical works to engage and entertain all ages. With live, original music, Third Citizen Theatre Company stages a performance of “As You Like It” that reflects contemporary issues while bringing a feel-good comedy to the Salem community. www.thirdcitizentheatre.org

THIRD CITIZEN THEATRE COMPANY– “As You Like It”** Continued
5 Performances: August 28, 29 & September 4, 5, 6 at 6:00pm at The Salem Willows Band Shell, 165 Fort Avenue.

**Please note, Third Citizen’s performances have a suggested donation of $20 for general seating. For more information, please visit their website. www.thirdcitizentheatre.org

THE RIDICULOUS PROJECT – “Dream, Love, Escape”
The Ridiculous Project seeks to spread joy to the community by giving audiences a fun and immersive theatrical experience where they are both reacting to and interacting with the story. This summer The Ridiculous Project invites you to join in an exploration of whimsy, magic, and language in a spirited retelling of one of Shakespeare’s most-loved plays, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” transformed into a unique story of their own. “Dream, Love, Escape” brings us into a space together to acknowledge where we have been and to experience both the act and the celebration of a communal process of emerging. Learn more at www.ridiculousproject.com

4 Performances: September 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7:00pm in Derby Square, 32 Derby Square.
*In case of rain, performances will be moved indoors at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square.

Salem’s 2021 Public Artist in Residence, Malorie Landgreen’s, first of four Everyone Explores installations is open for ...
06/17/2021

Salem’s 2021 Public Artist in Residence, Malorie Landgreen’s, first of four Everyone Explores installations is open for two more nights! Stop by Thursday or Friday from 4–8 PM to explore this free public art installation. This piece is a multi-sensory installation inspired by Baker-Miller Pink—a color said to reduce violence and aggression. Learn more about this and future installations at www.colorboxindustries.com/everyoneexplores

@malorielandgreen #everyoneexplores

Image 1: @joeybhiphop | @bostonfitnessfanatic
Image 2: photo credit: @bpackert | @flowersonthegrave_8123 @lizzie.k.brown
Image 3: @aglambrooks

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:Julie Barry, Senior Planner for Arts & CultureCity of Salem | Department of Planning & Com...
06/16/2021
Liars & Believers

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Julie Barry, Senior Planner for Arts & Culture

City of Salem | Department of Planning & Community Development

98 Washington St., 2nd Floor | Salem, MA 01970

978-619-5685 ext. 42506 | [email protected]


The City of Salem and Liars & Believers present Yellow Bird Theatre Camp Liars & Believers

July 21-23, Old Town Hall, Salem



Salem, MA— The City of Salem’s Arts & Culture Program is pleased to announce a FREE three-day theatre camp for Salem youth in Salem’s Old Town Hall & Derby Square in partnership with Cambridge-based experimental theatre ensemble, Liars & Believers.


In this fun and dynamic camp, participants will learn some of the basic skills needed to be a creative and expressive theatre artist. Each day, campers will: learn the fundamentals of improv, puppetry, and clowning; build their own puppets, and learn how to make them come alive; create their own clown character and even go home with a nose of their own! Campers will leave having discovered their most simple, honest, and silliest selves.

At the end of the three days, Liars and Believers will present their charming family-friendly show, Yellow Bird Chase FREE for the community. Following the performances, camp participates will join the professional cast to show off their new theater skills.

Camp Details:

When: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 21-23, 10 am – 2 pm

Who: Salem Residents ages 7 to 17. Camp can accept up to 30 participants. Slots will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

Where: Derby Square (or inside Old Town Hall weather dependent), 32 Derby Sq. Salem, MA

What to Bring: Lunch, Snacks, Sunscreen, Plenty of Water, & a Face Mask if moved indoors*

*For the continued protection of the public and City staff, masks are required to be worn over the mouth and nose when inside all Salem City buildings until further notice.

What it Costs: FREE for all participants

How: To register for this fun & free summer camp contact:
Beth Forrestal

978-619-5685

[email protected]



Performance Details:

When: Saturday, July 22 at noon

Who: Open to ALL

Where: Derby Square (or inside Old Town Hall weather dependent), 32 Derby Sq. Salem, MA

What to Bring: chairs or blankets to sit on if outside and picnic lunch if you like!

What it Costs: FREE FOR ALL – No tickets or registration required.

Who is LAB:

Founded in 2009 and based in Cambridge, MA, Liars & Believers (LAB) creates original live shows with music, movement, masks, poetry, puppets, video, clown, live bands, aerialists, swords. Liars & Believers is committed to making art accessible in as many ways as possible. The LAB was one of the first theatres in greater Boston with the MCC’s “UP Designation,” recognized as a leader in accessibility in Massachusetts. In their own words, “We tell stories that explore what it means to be human in this world we share. We recognize the historic inequities in our society, our industry, and our own company. We acknowledge the pain and injustices felt by BIPOC communities and we are committed to addressing them. We must use our voices to lift others. It is our responsibility to seek justice and combat the systemic racism that plagues our nation.” Visit liarsandbelievers.com to learn more.

https://www.liarsandbelievers.com/

Wanna play?

The City of Salem is pleased to announce the launch of the Creative Imaginings for Charlotte Forten Park Community Input...
05/19/2021
Creative Imaginings for Charlotte Forten Park | City of Salem MA

The City of Salem is pleased to announce the launch of the Creative Imaginings for Charlotte Forten Park Community Input Survey.

The City of Salem is collecting feedback as part of a visioning process to better understand how the community would like to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Charlotte Forten in the park that was dedicated in her name at 289 Derby St. This modern memorial will be a permanent piece of public art intended to provide the community with a sense of belonging and connectedness to the space while also sharing information about who Charlotte Forten was and how we can continue her living legacy.

All survey respondents who provide their contact information will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Market Basket gift card or one of four $25 gift cards to women-owned shops in the neighborhood. Please respond by 11:59pm on Monday, May 31st to be entered into the drawing.

To TAKE THE SURVEY or learn more about Charlotte Forten and this project please visit:
https://bit.ly/CharlotteForten

This project is sponsored in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ Collective Imaginings for Spatial Justice Grant and is being conducted in partnership with led artist and urban designer Mel Isidor, local artists Keshia de Leon and Claudia Paraschiv, The Point Neighborhood Association, The North Shore Community Development Coalition, and The Creative Collective among others.

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