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.

First Night Northampton 2018




Design by P.O.Z.




The Northampton Arts Council is delighted to present our city’s 33rd annual New Year's Eve festival of the performing arts on December 31, 2017. This is the first year that the Northampton Arts Council will produce First Night. Arts Council staff are working closely with the Center for the Arts to ensure a smooth transition and to preserve the community’s New Year’s Eve tradition.


For the First Night 2018 Schedule, to purchase buttons, and for more information about sponsorship




Thursday, November 16, 2017

First Night Northampton 2018


The Northampton Arts Council is delighted to present our city’s 33rd annual New Year's Eve festival of the performing arts on December 31, 2017. This is the first year that the Northampton Arts Council will produce First Night. Arts Council staff are working closely with the Center for the Arts to ensure a smooth transition and to preserve the community’s New Year’s Eve tradition.


For the First Night 2018 Schedule, to purchase buttons, and for more information about sponsorship please visit: FIRSTNIGHTNORTHAMPTON.ORG

Monday, November 13, 2017

This Week at 33 Hawley: Community Inspired Social Action

WHAT: Community Inspired Social Action
WHEN: Saturday, November 18th 7:30-9:45pm
WHERE: Northampton Community Arts Trust. 33 Hawley Street Northampton, MA.

An evening of story performance and sharing. ReBelle and Eveline MacDougall begin the night with their individual instrumental story performances on the theme. There will be a break and then an optional opportunity for participants to meet in small groups to share their own stories of Community Inspired Social Action. Everyone welcome.

$10 per adult at door.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Hatchery and The Funks: Works in Progress

High School dance and theatre projects

The Hatchery (dance) is directed by Jen Polins/School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, and the Funks (comedy improvisation) is directed by Heidi Haas/Northampton High School.

Seating limited to 40; tickets at the door.

Sunday, November 12
1:00 - 2:30pm

Group Sing

WED, NOV 8, 5:00-7:00pm
at the Brew Practitioners in Florence, on Rt. 9 (Main Street)
across the street from Cooper's Corner.
Come join us for a sing-along. 
Alex Johnson on the guitar.
Following the Group Sing, Alex hosts an open mic at 7:00pm.
Free!
Brew Practitioners,
36 Main Street, Florence, MA.
http://www.brewpractitioners.com

Funded in part by the Northampton Arts Council
and Senior Services.

Interns for Artists, Arts-Based Businesses and Non-Profits


Information Session
Tuesday, November 14, 2016 – 6 – 8 PM at the Florence Civic Center

One of the advantages of our 5 College area is access to interns! For students, interning defines career paths and builds resumes. For creative businesses and non-profit organizations, interns bring fresh ideas, energy and a willingness to learn. In the Interns for Artists, Arts-Based Businesses, and Non-Profits Information session, hosted by the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service, potential internship providers will learn how to become an internship provider, labor law compliance, and best practices for making the most of your intern's time.
Participants will leave the sessions with an understanding of how to best design an internship to meet University standards and next steps on how to submit their internship opportunity for posting and promotion. Through a variety of channels, AES will then promote the internship opportunities to arts and arts management students at UMass, connecting individual students with matching internship opportunities when possible.
The session will take place in Florence, MA at the Florence Civic Center, 90 Park Street, Florence, MA. The Florence Civic Center is next to Lilly Library in Florence. In order to reach the parking lot for the Civic Center, you will want to make a left after Park Street onto Cosmian Avenue.
Interns for Artists, Arts-Based Businesses, and Non-Profits is part of the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service's Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative. For more information on internships, visit our Internship FAQ and our Current Internship Postings page.

Food and drink will be provided. Session is free and open to the public but registration is required. To attend the session, please register by contacting AES at aes@acad.umass.edu or 413-545-2360 by Friday November 10.

25th Arts & Industry Open Studios and Holiday Sale



WHAT: 25th Arts & Industry Open Studios and Holiday Sale
WHERE: Arts & Industry Building, 221 Pine Street, Florence, MA 01062
WHEN: November 11th and 12th, 2017 from 10am to 5pm. 

Looking for the perfect gift? Something local, something hand crafted, something really special? Then the Arts & Industry Open Studios and Holiday Sale might be the place for you! Check out this former toothbrush-factory-turned-artists-studios and marvel at the amazing works of art! Find treasures for yourself and those you love.

Over 50 fine crafters and fine artists, including some nationally recognized clothing designers, jewelers, potters, and woodworkers open their studios to show off their best work. You will find painters, sculptors and a variety of creative people. With four new artists who upcycle, recycle, reuse and repurpose found objects there is something for everyone, adults and children.

Monte's March VIII steps off to help end hunger!


WHAT: Monte's March 2017 - Benefiting FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
WHEN: Monday, November 20, 2017
WHERE: Springfield, MA to Greenfield, MA (43 miles)

The River’s Monte Belmonte will be leading his annual march against hunger through the Pioneer Valley, during his Monte’s March event. For those two-days, Monte, Congressman Jim McGovern, and a number of their supporters, will push a shopping cart 43 miles from Springfield to Greenfield to raise awareness and funds for food insecurity in our region. Listeners are encouraged to donate money to benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.  Last year, the event raised more than $200,000.
You can walk with Monte and Congressman McGovern by individually raising money for the event. Supporters who collect $1,000 may join Monte and crew for either Monday or Tuesday of the walk (or a smaller segment of the walk). Simply click the green register button to get started. Marchers must be 18+. Walkers are responsible for arranging their own transportation and pick-ups.
Can't march? Become a virtual marcher and raise funds online to support the march! There is no fundraising minimum to be a virtual marcher.

Donate & More Information: firstgiving.com/29165/montes-march-2017
foodbankwma.org/events/montes-march-8/

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