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.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Arts Co-Creator a ValleyCreates Gathering

WHAT: The Arts Co-Creator a ValleyCreates Gathering
WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
WHERE: Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St, Holyoke, MA
Registration will close by December 20th at 5pm

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is hosting a gathering of people passionate about creating a more connected and vibrant arts community in the Valley, with a goal of generating fundable ideas that create meaningful change.

Bring your voice. Come ready to share your vision for how your organization can contribute to meaningful change through the arts. During this day-long event, we anticipate active exchange of ideas that explore equitable and visionary approaches for elevating the arts in our Valley. We invite diverse perspectives that together can contribute to the co-creation of innovative possibilities.

Who should come: Members from arts nonprofits who want to engage in building stronger networks, and who can commit their organization to the collaborative grant application process. Please limit two (2) attendees per organization.

Why this is important: From Hampden to Heath, from Worthington to Ware, we envision a thriving, inclusive, and collaborative arts and creativity ecosystem of artistic organizations, artists and their communities interconnecting throughout our Valley.

Other Essentials: Food and beverages will be provided. Please use our survey to indicate whether you need childcare. The event is free of charge.

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