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.


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.

Friday, February 19, 2016

YouthFilm 2016: Now Accepting Submissions

Presented by the Northampton Arts Council 
Postmark/Hand/Digital Delivery Deadline: January 30th, 2016

The Northampton Arts Council is accepting entries for YouthFilm 2016, part of the annual International film festival KidsBestFest, presented from February 15-19, 2016 at the Academy of Music Theatre. YouthFilm 2016 will take place on Friday February 19, 2016 at 1:30PM.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Charles Millet Deep Space Series: The Solar Paintings

Keeping Busy: Five Artists Respond to Henrietta Lambie's Mourning Quilt c.1884

Keeping Busy: Five Artists Respond to Henrietta Lambie's Mourning Quilt c.1884

Historic Northampton Museum, 46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA
Opening reception: Friday, February 12, 5-8pm (Arts Night Out)
February 12 - March 6, 2016

MCC Introduces Two New Grant Programs

The MCC is introducing two new grant programs for organizations. There is an information session this Friday, February 12 at 3:00pm at Shakespeare & Company, followed by other info sessions in Worcester and Lowell, and followed by a webinar on March 7. We’d like organizations to register, but it is not required. Click on the link below for more information and to register for an info session. If you have already signed up – great! I look forward to meeting you.

The MCC is introducing two new grant programs for organizations not currently funded as Partners or Colleagues. These programs are replacing the CIP Peers grant program, which is being discontinued. Applications will be due this spring. Please see the CIP guidelines (PDF) for more information.

CIP Gateway is a two-year operating support grant program. Gateway is designed to be the entry, or gateway, for organizations into the Cultural Investment Portfolio (CIP). The program has been designed to be aligned with the funding goals of the Portfolio: supporting public value, organizational capacity, and organizational sustainability.

CIP Projects grants are one-year grants for specific cultural public programming, and are not for general operating support. These grants will support cultural projects, and are an option for organizations and programs that are not eligible for CIP Gateway, or those simply looking for one-year project support. Eligibility has been extended to organizations working with a fiscal agent.

The CIP team is presenting six information sessions and a webinar to introduce Gateway and Projects from Feb 2 – March 7.

Reservations are only required for the webinar, but are encouraged for all sessions. Please sign up for an information session. 

Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Scott Mullett

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest saxophonist Scott Mullett on Tuesday, February 16th, 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.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Greenway Volunteer Program Art Ambassador

Greenway Volunteer Program

Art Ambassador

About the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

The Conservancy is the designated steward of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston that connect people and the city with beauty and fun. The non- profit Conservancy maintains, programs, and improves the Greenway on behalf of the public and in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016



Northampton High School’s Key Club will host ̈The Valley Voice, ̈ a regional voice competition on March 18 at 380 Elm St, Northampton, from 7­-9pm for all ages. The event will raise funds for The Eliminate Project.