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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Northampton Arts Council Announces Funding Opportunities for your Local Art Project


ARTISTS: The Northampton Arts Council Announces Funding Opportunities for your Local Art Project

The Northampton Arts Council, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is seeking proposals for its annual spring round of artist grants.  The grants are funded by the Northampton Arts Council Inc.’s Four Sundays in February and Transperformance proceeds.


The Arts Council will be awarding up to $12,500 in grants to local artists, schools, and arts groups.  Artists, writers, schools, and all other creative and arts organizations are welcome to seek funding for projects to be held in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds.

Grants will be awarded in the following categories: dance, film/video, literature, mixed media, music, schools, theater, and visual arts. Last spring, the Council awarded $12,500 to 19 recipients with grants ranging from $400-$1,000.     

NEW for this year the ArtsEZ APPLICATION PROCESS IS ONLINE ONLY. The link to the online application is application.northamptonartscouncil.org. Completed online applications are due midnight Wednesday, May 30, 2014. No late applications will be accepted. Please do not send any paper applications, they will not be accepted.

The ArtsEZ Spring 2014 Online Application Form is a one-page form with three short questions, a place to attach your supporting materials, and a required project budget.  Individual artists and arts organizations will receive equal consideration for grants. Only one grant application per person or organization will be considered.  Please carefully review the Arts EZ Spring 2014 guidelines for criteria and eligibility requirements.

Projects start no earlier than July 1, 2014, and must be completed by June 30, 2015.

This local round of funding would not have been possible without the support of numerous local businesses, arts organizations, and artists that have helped make our fundraising efforts such a huge success.

To fill out an application, visit our website: application.northamptonartscouncil.org. 

Contact Brian Foote with grant questions arts@northamptonma.gov or 413-587-1269.