Northampton Arts Council

The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Welcome

The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as Transperformance and Four Sundays in February, and advocating on behalf of the arts community.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

LCC Grant Award Winners


The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 27 grants totaling $11,650 in support of a variety of projects from funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s LCC program. The caliber of applications this round was outstanding, and we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 55 requests for almost $58,828 of funding. Grants were awarded in the following categories: Dance, Film/Video, Literature, Mixed Media, Music, Theater and Visual Arts.

SCDT Holiday Celebration


A new Arts Center is BORN. Bring your family and friends, invite strangers- share the dance!

Saturday Dec 10, 4-6, 25 Main St Suite 444

Dance and hang out and extend your community to the many others who share dance at 25 Main!

https://www.facebook.com/events/231857463897098/

LIVES WORTH LIVING: THE GREAT FIGHT FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS


Please join for a showing of Lives Worth Living, The Great Fight for Disability Rights, a 2011 documentary film which chronicles the history of the American disability rights movement.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / 4:00 pm
Northampton Senior Services, Great Room
67 Conz Street, Northampton, MA

LIVES WORTH LIVING: THE GREAT FIGHT FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS
Directed by Eric Neudel / Produced by Alison Gilkey
Originally broadcast by PBS through ITVS as part of the Independent Lens series.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought presents HATCHERY


The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought

presents

HATCHERY

A new pre-professional dance company is born!


Saturday, December 17, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 18, 3:00 PM
SCDT Studios, 25 Main Street 4th floor, Northampton MA (across from Strong Avenue) $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors | No Reservations
www.scdtnoho.com

Northampton Jazz Workshop features alto saxophonist Erena Terakubo

Northampton Jazz Workshop features alto saxophonist Erena Terakubo Tuesday, December 6th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM at the The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.



Northampton Jazz Workshop features guitarist Kenny Wessel

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guitarist Kenny Wessel Tuesday, December 13th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM at the The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.


Sarah Holbrook - DRIVING HOME at APE Gallery


Sarah Holbrook has been working 6 years on this series - DRIVING HOME - trying to capture the feeling of driving these back roads of Western Mass at night.

Come celebrate with here! DECEMBER 16TH, 126 Main St. Northampton