Ipswich Cultural Council


  • Marie Mancinelli (2022)
  • Barta Hathaway (2024)
  • Jane Ward (2022)
  • Susan Stendahl (2023)
  • Sarah Evertson (2023)
  • Caja Johnson (2024)
  • Leslie Hamilton-Tragert (2022)
  • Robert Tragert (2022)
  • Cynthia August (2023)
  • Allison McPhedran (2024)

About the Council

The Ipswich Cultural Council is one of 329 Local Cultural Councils under the aegis of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


The Ipswich Cultural Council is dedicated to fostering dynamic and diverse local arts and ensuring that the arts thrive by providing vision, leadership, capacity building services, advocacy, funding, education, and information.

Council Activities

Annual LCC Grant Applications

Review and award grants each year. Local Cultural Councils are charged with disseminating grant funding to local artists, and arts & humanities organizations each fall. Grant funding comes the state based upon town/city population. In 2020 the Grant applications will be available October 1 and can be found on the Massachusetts Cultural Council website.

The 2021 ICC Annual Art Show and Sale

Will be held October 1st, 2nd and 3rd this year. We are planning the traditional show to be held in person if all health indicators say it is safe to do so. The details for artist application will be available mid-summer and we look forward to seeing everyone in person again and energizing the Town Hall with the wonderful art work and music of local artists.