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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

River Crossings - OPENING MAY 2015

OPENING MAY 2015
River Crossings will bring contemporary art by world-renowned artists back to the homes where distinctly American Art was born. The exhibition runs May 3 — November 1, 2015 and is curated by the artist Stephen Hannock and the art historian Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D.

More info visit: http://www.rivercrossings.org/


Contemporary Dance/Electronic Music :: New Works by Katie Martin & Jake Meginsky @ A.P.E Gallery

Northampton-based artists Katie Martin and Jake Meginsky present an intimate evening of contemporary dance and electroacoustic music.

Featuring Martin’s newest solo and group choreographic works with original compositions and performances by Meginsky.

Friday and Saturday May 29th and May 30th, 2015
8:00 PM @ A.P.E Gallery

The Connection Between Art and Nature

Art workshop on Sunday, May 17, 1-4 at Arcadia.

Russell Powell and Maya Machin will join Jan Ruby in Presenting: The Connection Between Art and Nature as part of of our Art, Nature and Wellness Program.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS ANNOUNCES $35,000 GRANT FOR PUBLIC SCULPTURE

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTSANNOUNCES $35,000 GRANT FOR PUBLIC SCULPTURE
The Hampshire Council of Governments (Council) is accepting proposals from Hampshire County artists for the permanent placement of a work of sculpture on the Old Courthouse site, 99 Main Street, Northampton. The Council is seeking an innovative, thought provoking sculpture. The sculpture must be of durable material and fabrication. The cost of the piece, including fabrication and installation, is not to exceed $35,000. The artist will be responsible for the total costs associated with the creation, fabrication and installation of the piece. After installation, the piece shall become the property of the Hampshire Council of Governments.

Northampton Mayor’s Youth Commission Announces BenchWalk 2015

Northampton Mayor’s Youth Commission Announces BenchWalk 2015
An event aimed at bringing art to the downtown area and celebrating Northampton


The Northampton Mayor’s Youth Commission announced BenchWalk 2015, The Summer Restival, a celebration of art and public space. BenchWalk is a public art project funded by local businesses, organizations, and residents. Artists and Northampton schools will be invited to create unique and imaginative paintings on the benches of downtown Northampton later this spring. Awards will be given to the artists for originality and creativity.

First Night Northampton 2016 Performer Applications Available NOW!

First Night Northampton 2016 Performer Applications Available NOW!

To download an application for First Night Northampton 2016, click here