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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Arts Lottery ‘13 Grant Award Winners

Arts Lottery ‘13 Grant Award Winners

The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 20 LCC/MCC 2014 grants totaling $9,870 in support of a variety of projects. The caliber of applications this round was outstanding, and we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 65 requests for almost $62,000 of funding. These grants were awarded from funds allotted by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. These grants were awarded in the following categories: Dance, Film/Video, Mixed Media, Music, Theater and Visual Art.


$700 to Jennifer Polins for Catalyst Dancers, celebrating PVPA’s Catalyst Dancer’s 16th performance season in February 2014, at the Academy of Music.
$600 to Olana Flynn for Workbench: Choreographies in Progress.
$500 to The Dance Generators for An Evening of New Works.
$320 to Claire Muary for Cue, an interactive dance performance with local dancers, designers and musicians.
$250 to Iroko Nuevo for Florence Night Out Performance, an afro-Cuban dance and drum experience.
$250 to Pioneer Valley Ballet for Beauty and the Beast.



$750 to Historic Northampton for Fast Forward: New Filmmakers at Historic Northampton.
$250 to the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival for a festival of Jewish films.

$1000 to Donnabelle Casis for Florence Night Out.
$500 to Kestrel Land Trust for Story Walk at Fitzgerald Lake.
$350 to Lisa Thompson for The ArtSalon, a cross-disciplinary community-building event celebrating local contemporary visual arts.

$250 to Da Camera Singers for Four Decades of Da Camera: Celebration.
$250 to Music In Deerfield, Inc. for Concert Season.
$250 to Novi Cantori of Greater Springfield, Inc. for Spring Concert with Novi Cantori.
$250 to the Pioneer Valley Symphony for JUBILATION: 75th Season Opening Gala Concert.


$750 to Serious Play! for "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf"
$650 to Chrysalis Theater for Chrysalis Theater: 35th Year Celebrations.
$500 to Heidi Haas for Caught Off Guard, an educational theatre troupe committed to exploring the social issues students deal with on a daily basis.  
$320 to Allison Smartt for Mom Baby God, a solo theatrical show exposing the underbelly of the anti-abortion movement.

$750 to Phyllis Kornfield for Folk Arts & Artifacts from America's Prison Culture.