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, December 6, 2016

LCC Grant Award Winners


The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 27 grants totaling $11,650 in support of a variety of projects from funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s LCC program. The caliber of applications this round was outstanding, and we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 55 requests for almost $58,828 of funding. Grants were awarded in the following categories: Dance, Film/Video, Literature, Mixed Media, Music, Theater and Visual Arts.

DANCE
$500 to Iroko Nuevo Afrocuban Dance/Effie Molina for "Noche Cubana" Benefit for Welcome Home Refugees to take place APRIL 2017.
$300 to Pioneer Valley Ballet for Pioneer Valley Ballet
to take place Summer 2017.
$250 to Barbara Diewald for WIP- Works in Progress at SCDT to take place on February 19, March 19 and April 16, 2017.
$500 to Katie Martin for Katie Martin Dance @ SCDT
to take place in May 2017.
$850 to West African Dance Community of Northampton for 2nd Annual Northampton African Dance Festival to take place June 23-25, 2017.
$500 to Amherst Ballet Theatre Company for Amherst Ballet presents "The Magic Flute" ballet to take place June 2017.

LITERATURE
$500 to Nolan Boomer for The Cell Tree to take place January 2017.
$250 to The Massachusetts Review for Public Lecture and Reading: The Untold History
to take place February 2017.
$250 to Leeds Elementary School  for Rona Leventhal Presents: Travelin' Shoes to take place March 20-22, 2017.

FILM/VIDEO
$250 to Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival for Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival to take place March 23-April 2, 2017.
$250 to Sarah Lanzillotta  for "The Great Explorers" an experimental documentary to take place November 2017.
$250 to Jake Meginsky for Multi Channel Sound Installation to take place July 2017.

MIXED MEDIA
$250 to Kelly Silliman for Song and Dance for ALL -- Northampton to take place August 2017.
$500 to Alan Schneider for Carmen to take place on January 27th & 29th, 2017.


MUSIC
$500 to Lisa Landau for Lyra Music Festival to take place July 2-22, 2017.
$250 to Heather Cahillane for Group Sing to take place January-December 2017.
$250 to Linda Babcock for Haydn's Nelson Mass with the Choir of Men and Boys
to take place on March 18, 2017.
$250 to Maya French  for Anchor House of Artists Workshop to take place December 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
$250 to Brittany Brideau for Haymarket Show Series
to take place January-December 2017
$500 to Melissa Mohlenhoff for BachBachBach to take place March 2017.

THEATER
$800 to
Whole Children for Whole Children's Theater Production at Smith College to take place March 17-19, 2017.
$500 to Heidi Haas for READER'S THEATRE PROJECT: Residents in Reflection
to take place on Winter/Spring 2017.
$250 to Emily Atkinson for An Act of Contrition: A Semi-Historical Play to take place March 31-April 2, 2017.

VISUAL ARTS
$500 to Jodi Colella for Unidentified Woman
to take place March 10-April 9, 2017.
$850 to Northampton Arts Council for Transformer Box Paint Program
to take place April 2016.
$500 to ANNE LAPRADE SEUTHE for Laws Change. People Die. The Land Remains. to take place Spring 2017.
$850 to Fafnir Adamites for A.P.E. Exhibit to take place on February 2017.


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