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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Johnny Starks Deli Messiah by Andrew Golay

Andy Golay was inspired after reading One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn, who detailed a day in his life as a political prisoner in the Russian Gulag.

Golay was working at a supermarket deli at the time. Not that working in a deli is the same as being in prison, but it got him thinking: What about one day in the life of a deli worker?

Why would that be interesting? Why would anyone want to read it?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016



at the:
281 Main St, Greenfield, MA
Tuesday, June 28th

FREE ADMISSION (and food). Cash bar.
RSVP HERE so we can make you a name tag!
(or be last minute and stop by...)

Dan Isola, Rental Account Manger at TALAMAS
 will demo the latest in camera and sound equipment
 ADDED BONUS: All attendees are invited to enter the BFMC Raffle to win a $200 rental credit from TALAMAS!
Come meet, network and socialize with other MA Film and Media professionals - and play with some new, cool equipment!

BFMC is grateful for the generous support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council 
Our generous sponsor for this event is 

The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the Berkshire region of western Massachusetts.

The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization.

Forbes Library: Put Down the Phone. Pick Up Your Power

 Put Down the Phone. Pick Up Your Power
Wednesday, June 29 from 5:30-6:30
Remember the days when work was 9 to 5 and tweeting was left to the birds? Now your work day flows into your home life and sometimes vice versa thanks to 24/7 access to communication and information via email, instant message and social media like Twitter and Facebook. 
Kelsey Flynn will give a humorous talk on how we all try to find balance in this plugged-in, digital world. Then she’ll facilitate a conversation on how to find moments for ourselves to find some peace to a take a breath or have a drink. 
Kelsey Flynn is a comedian and improviser with 20 years of experience making people laugh from San Francisco to New York. She was an original member of popular Pioneer Valley improv comedy group the Villa Jidiots and has performed stand-up in clubs including Caroline’s in New York and the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. Sometimes you can hear her on 93.9FM, WRSI where she was a two-time winner of the Valley Advocate’s Best Radio Personality title two years in a row.
She noticed how attached she'd grown to her phone when she realized she was spending more time with it than her kids. Don't judge. It's addicting. And now she's trying to break that habit.
This program is free and open to all. 
Forbes Library20 West St
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
(413) 587-1011
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Friday, June 24, 2016

6 x 6 Project #1 - We Are Not Machines

6 x 6 Project #1
We Are Not Machines/No Somos Máquinas/我们不是机器:
Voices of Northampton Restaurant Workers

Exhibition Dates: July 10-16, 2016
Where: A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cinema Northampton presents Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom | June 29th | 8:00 PM | Forbes Library Lawn

A skirmish in Shanghai puts archaeologist Indiana Jones, his partner Short Round and singer Willie Scott crossing paths with an Indian village desperate to reclaim a rock stolen by a secret cult beneath the catacombs of an ancient palace.

PG | 1h 58min | Parental Guide

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Call to Film and Media Professionals


Tuesday, June 28th
@ The Arts Block 
281 Main St, Greenfield, MA

Featuring a hands-on demonstration of the latest camera and audio equipment from TALAMAS. TALAMAS Rental Account Manager Dan Isola will be bringing the latest in RED's digital cinema DSMC2 line of cameras, the RED RAVEN. In addition, Dan will be showing attendees the latest in sound equipment with Sound Devices 633 audio bag and describing what should be in your audio kit to help you on your next production. Come meet other MA Film and Media professionals to network, socialize and have a bite & a drink. 

ADDED BONUS: All attendees are invited to enter BFMC's Exclusive Rental Credit Raffle to win a $200 rental credit from TALAMAS. Admission is FREE but please RSVP by clicking HERE so we can make you a name tag

And be sure to SAVE THE DATE:
BFMC's "3rd Annual Posh Picnic at Tanglewood" to benefit BFMC's educational initiatives. 
Sunday, July, 24th Noon - 2:30pm (includes tickets to the afternoon concert)
Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative
66 Allen Street  
Pittsfield, MA 01201

BFMC is grateful for the generous support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Northampton Jazz Workshop features trumpeter Ray Vega

Northampton Jazz Workshop features trumpeter Ray Vega Tuesday, June 28th, 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.

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