$26,000 in grants to support arts and cultural programs

The Haverhill Cultural Council has awarded $25,900 in grants to support local arts and cultural programs, including the free summer Bradford Common summer music series, the downtown Make Some Noise summer performance series, a student art exhibit, Team Haverhill’s pop-up museums, and a creative arts fashion show. Grants, which ranged from $210 to $3,000 also were awarded to help support field trips and educational programs for Haverhill students. The Haverhill High School fine arts department received a $250 grant to visit the historic mansions of Newport, R.I.; Walnut Square Elementary School received $610 in funding for a student field trip to Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N. H.; and Pentucket Lake Elementary School was awarded $210 to apply music and performing arts to poetry. In all, 16 grants were awarded. Statewide, $2.34 million will be distributed by local cultural councils this fiscal year. To view a complete list of the Haverhill Cultural Council grant recipients, visit and click on the “grant recipients” tab.