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 encourages you to participate in Valley Gives. On December 12th (12.12.13), residents of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties will join in 24 hours of special events and online campaigns to support non-profit organizations. Valley Gives will distribute prizes to the non-profit organization that receives the most donors, and also for the group that raises the most money through this program.
The Northampton Arts Council asks its supporters to consider making an online donation so that it can keep giving grants to artists, schools, and arts organizations. The more of you who contribute (and the more we raise), the better our chances will be to win one of the special prizes!