Topsfield Cultural Council
The Topsfield Cultural Council (TCC) is the local arm of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Its members are volunteers who are appointed for a three-year term by the Topsfield Board of Select. One of 335 local cultural councils in the Commonwealth, the Topsfield Cultural Council receives an annual appropriation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to fund cultural programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. In addition, through the Matching Incentive Program, the Massachusetts Cultural Council will match any funds allocated to the Topsfield Cultural Council and approved by Town Meeting vote.
The purpose of the Cultural Council is to promote cultural activities in Topsfield through the distribution of those funds received from the State and the Town. The TCC awards small grants to individuals and organizations that provide or sponsor cultural activities, and offers both full and partial funding, depending on the requested amount.