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.

Friday, January 5, 2018

ArtsEZ 2017 Award Winners

ArtsEZ 2017 Award Winners

The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 34 grants totaling $18,000 in support of a variety of projects from funds raised through event-programing within the Northampton community. Our signature events include the Silver Chord Bowl, Summer Concert Series in Downtown Northampton/Paradise City Cultural District, Transperformance, RETROFaire, and First Night Northampton. The funding of these projects would not have been made possible without our community members who continue to show up in support of our benefit events and the sponsors and donors who contribute time and again. Each year we are in awe of the outstanding applications we have the honor of reviewing, and unfortunately, this year we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 60 requests for almost $98,500 of funding. This year grants were awarded in the following categories: Film/Video, Dance, Literature, Mixed Media, Music, Theater and Visual Arts.
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Visual Arts:
$ 500.00 to Cassandra Holden for “Single Room Occupancy”
$ 300.00 to Donna Marie Carpenter for “Ancient Homeland” 
$ 250.00 to Donnabelle Casis for “The ArtSalon”
$ 500.00 to Elizabeth Stone for “Women’s Self-Portrait Show”
$ 500.00 to Greta Svalberg for “To Be Titled Solo Painting Exhibition”
$ 250.00 to Jodi Lyn Cutler for “Circus Smirkus”
$ 1,000.00 to Jonathan Kohrman for “Mural Restoration”
$ 250.00 to Sara K. Lyons [Acton] for “Reframing Northampton: A Contemporary View of the Howes Brothers Photographs”
Theater:
$ 250.00 to Keith Black of Starlight's Youth Theatre for Spamlot
$ 1,000.00 to Sam Rush of New Century Theatre for “The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow”
Music:
$ 800.00 to Alison Klejna of Click Workspace for “CLICK Music Series, 2017-2018 Season”
$ 650.00 to Bob Cilman of Young at Heart Chorus, Inc. for “Mash-Up 5”
$ 250.00 to Ellen Gilson Voth of DMA Novi Cantori for “Spirit of the Season: Novi Cantori in concert”
$ 500.00 to Jason Trotta of Northampton Community Music Center for “Pioneer Valley New Horizons Band Program”
$ 600.00 to Mod Behrens of Eternal Slumber Party for ”Eternal Slumber Party Show Series” 
$ 600.00 to Paul Arslanian for Northampton Jazz Workshop
$ 500.00 to Stephen Katz for “Hungry Ghost Amphitheater Launch”
Mixed Media
$ 250.00 to Amanda Herman for “Live Art Magazine Issue 5” 
$ 850.00 to Jazer Sibley-Schwarz of The Royal Frog Ballet for “Hindsight/Foresight: Celebrating 10 Years Of Creating As The Royal Frog Ballet”
$ 500.00 to Jeffrey Weaver of Studio4 for “Collider #2”
$ 250.00 to Jon Ruseski & Patrick Gaughan of P L A T F O R M for “P L A T F O R M Lecture Series Fall '17” 
$ 750.00 to Lisa Thompson of A.P.E. Ltd. for “ARC”
$ 650.00 to Pamela Petro for “Dusk at MacLeish”
$ 1,000.00 to Peter McQuillan of 13 Queen for “13 Queen Event Series”
Literature:
$ 500.00 to Laura Stone - Admin. Director of Straw Dog Writers Guild for “Abel Meeropol Writing for Social Justice Program”
$ 500.00 to Nellie Prior for “Departure Reading Series”
Film/Video
$ 600.00 to Alex Leff for “Now and Again”
$ 500.00 to Kate Way “G is for Gun: The Arming of Teachers in America - website development and screening “
$ 850.00 to Sarah Bliss for “16mm Cameraless Filmmaking Workshop and Experimental Animation Film Screening”
$ 400.00 Sasha Statman-Weil of Horse Drawn Films LLC for “Goof Off”
Dance:
$ 750.00 Jennifer Polins of The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought for “Hatchery Dance Company, Fall Dance Showcase”
$ 400.00 to Michelle Marroquin for “Love Poem to my Parents”
$300.00 to Molly Stamell for “Parallax”
$250.00 to Roger Salloom for “Roger Salloom's 34th Annual Free Community Concert at Look Park”

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