Cultural Council

'Tis the Season for the 2019 Calendar Contest2019 Calendar Contest

The Ayer Cultural Council wants your pictures that capture the spirit and beauty of our community in every season.
Winning photos will be printed as feature photos in the 2nd Annual 2019 Town of Ayer Wall Calendar. All entrants featured in the calendar will receive a complimentary calendar, and the cover photo winner will receive a $50 gift card.
Get snapping! Deadline to submit is midnight Friday, September 14, 2018. Click here for details on how to enter and submit your photo(s)

Grant Applications Due October 15  

October 15th is the deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Priority will be given to community wide events such as concerts & festivals; programs that serve families, youth, seniors and low-income population segments; local artists and cultural organizations; arts education in the schools & youth arts programs outside of school; and programs that support nature and science. To apply online and view the ACC guidelines, go to


The Ayer Cultural Council's mission is to promote, nurture and maintain the vitality of the cultural resources within the Ayer community. With the annual grant from the State, our role is to distribute the funding appropriately to support various activities that would enhance cultural awareness in the Ayer community. The wide range of supported activities includes: a broad variety of art forms, ongoing work of individual artists and writers, collaborative projects on literature, and historical as well as environmental education.