Northampton Arts Council

The Northampton Arts Council is an 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.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Announcing 2019 Amplify Grants

Mass Cultural Council is proud to award 15 new Amplify grants for 2019 totaling $15,000. Directed to projects designed and executed by young people in programs receiving YouthReach or SerHacer funding, Amplify furthers the Commonwealth’s investment in youth leadership and empowerment.

The Amplify grant process incorporates youth voice throughout, including the participation of young professionals and program alums in the panel review. This unique approach ensures that the Amplify program continues to strive not just for the highest quality and innovation in programming, but to naturally and actively incorporate youth leadership in its rightful role in cultural provision across the state of Massachusetts.

Apply for a Grant: National Theater Project (NTP) Creation & Touring Grant

NTP Creation & Touring Grants provide funds for the creation and U.S. touring of artist-led, ensemble, devised projects. These grants are highly competitive and are awarded to eight projects annually.

Preliminary Round Deadline: March 11th, 2019

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Apply for a Grant: National Dance Project (NDP) Production Grant

NDP Production Grants fund the creation and U.S. touring of new dance works. Grants are highly competitive and are awarded to approximately 20 projects annually.

NDP Production Grants provide funding to artists/companies to create new dance works and touring subsidies to the U.S. organizations who bring those works to their communities.

Preliminary Round Deadline: March 1st, 2019

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Apply for a Grant: Expeditions Tour Planning Grant

Expeditions Tour Planning Grants fund nonprofit organizations’ project planning, allowing time to build interest among other nonprofit presenting organizations.

Expeditions Tour Planning grants provide resources for projects that need additional planning time to build interest among tour partners, leading to an application for Expeditions Touring support.

Application Deadline: February 20th, 2019

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Apply for a Grant: Expeditions Touring Grant

Expeditions Touring Grants provide funding for presenting artist tours in New England that exhibit strong collaboration between artists, presenters, and nonprofit organizations.

Expeditions Touring projects must include at least three New England nonprofit partners in geographically separate communities from at least two states. Expeditions Touring grants provide up to 50% of artist fees (with a maximum grant of $10,000 per tour partner).

Application Deadline: February 20th, 2019

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Apply for a Grant: New England Dance Fund

The New England Dance Fund awards small, catalytic grants to New England-based choreographers of all genres and backgrounds who identify an opportunity that will advance their careers in dance.

Through the New England Dance Fund, NEFA will award small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance

Application Deadline: February, 8th, 2019

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NCTV is hiring a Media Coordinator!

Media Coordinator January 2019

PLEASE NOTE - We do not field phone calls about this job posting.

Job Description

Northampton Community Television is a forward-looking ever-evolving community media arts center, a public, education, and government access tv station, and a public multimedia hub. We enable expression of all forms across mediums in the greater Northampton community. Some of our core values include respect, opportunity, play, and innovation.

The Media Coordinator position is a full-time salaried position employed at will. NCTV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The position will be expected to work regular weekends and evenings. The Media Coordinator position is involved in producing content, scheduling programming, running or aiding in the running of various programs, teaching classes, and acting as a community sherpa.

The duties of the Media Coordinator will include but not be limited to:
  • Program NCTV cablecast server for distribution on cable channels
  • Produce live and recorded weekly government meetings
  • Maintain VOD presence online across platforms
  • Maintain local historic archive of programming
  • Quality control of channels and management of external programming
  • Update community bulletin weekly or as needed
  • Manage class and member sign-ups and notifications
  • Teach classes and personal trainings in a range of multimedia subjects, such as camera, editing, lighting
  • Daily operation of facility, including fielding inquiries, helping members with projects, facility maintenance
  • Equipment check-in/out with members
  • Schedule use of facility and maintain calendars
  • Networked storage cleanup and maintenance
  • Be active on NCTV social media platforms
  • Aid in the running of our Patreon and Twitch presence
  • Work in all aspects of NCTV productions - shoot, light, edit, direct, set-up, breakdown
  • Aid in planning, operation, outreach and logistics with NCTV projects such as 7 Day Film Sprint, Crowdsourced Cinema, Cinema Northampton, Northampton Film Festival, and Focus Locus.
  • Learn and research new hardware, software, and equipment
  • Proactively participate in developing regular yearly self-improvement plans
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Strong experience in all aspects of studio and field production, including post-production, audio, lighting, camera operation, producing, and multi-camera directing
  • Ability to teach classes and instruct in various multimedia production subjects
  • Strong familiarity with social media
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere and creative suite
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Able to work a flexible work schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Candidate is required to pass a CORI background check.
  • Degree in media or multimedia arts or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work with diverse communities, with diverse demographics, opinions, and backgrounds.

  • The salary for the position is $38,000 a year. It includes health benefits partially supplemented by the organization, including dental, disability, life insurance, a matched IRA, and paid vacation.

How to Apply
  • Applications are due February 15, 2019 by 5:00pm.
  • Email a cover letter and resume to 
  • Your resume should include links to any material you have produced that you would like us to consider in evaluating your application. It should be specified in the resume or at the link what role you took in the production.
  • Please include, or be prepared to submit three references for contact should you be considered in later rounds as a candidate.

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