2017 RCD Grants for Festivals and Events

2017 RCD Grants for Festivals and Events


To give material support to arts and culture events to help draw cultural tourists to the Rockport Cultural District, especially during the shoulder seasons of Spring & Fall


  • Event or festival must be held in Rockport and sponsored by a Rockport group
  • The arts or culture activities must be a significant part of the event
  • The event must appeal to and attract visitors from beyond Cape Ann

Use of Funds:

  • Up to $400 can be used for general expenses related to stated grant activities as the  organizer sees fit
  • A minimum of 20% ($100) must be used for advertising & promotion

Allocation of Funds:

The RCD may make up to 6 grants. Application deadline is June 26, 2017.

  • Once the grant is approved, receipts/invoices must be submitted along with             name/address of person to be reimbursed; The Town does not pay tax; A tax exempt certificate will be provided for material costs
  • RCD will process reimbursements through Town Accounting Office; expect a 4 week turnaround

Partnership with the RCD:

  • Grant recipients must include the Rockport Cultural District logo in            advertising/promotional materials related to the event/festival

Application process:


            Email Sue at rockportculturaldistrict@gmail.com

RCD Festivals and Events Grant Application

One comment

  • Thanks James!! It is vital these get out and open the door for the funds! Really have so much to do there can’t say nothing going on anymore for excuse! Even in my days we rascals always found something to do make it happen! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂


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