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, June 21, 2019

Northampton Arts Council ArtsEZ Grant Round Awards $20,000 in 2019


The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 29 grants totaling $20,000 in support of a variety of projects from funds raised through event-programing within the Northampton community. Our signature fundraising events include the Silver Chord Bowl, Transperformance, 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 we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 68 requests for almost $97,779 of funding. 


Grants were awarded in the following categories: 
Dance:
  • Andrea Olsen for “Somatics Festival” - $500.00
  • Katherine Adler for “Artifacts of the Ephemeral” - $600.00
  • Kathy Couch for “Moving as a Movement: Bodies In Motion Festival 2020” - $500.00
  • Roger Aucoin for “Salsa in Pulaski Park” - $1,500.00
  • Sofia Engelman for “An Evening with Em Papineau and Sofia Engelman Dance” - $800.00
Film/Video:
  • Dinah Mack for “The Clock Tower” - $1,000.00
  • Melissa McClung for “Short Film with Live Score” - $800.00
  • Valle Dwight and Pathlight for “This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight” - $500.00
Literature:
  • Adell Donaghue of Simian Press for “LINEA Literary Journal, Volume 2” - $500.00
  • Jason Montgomery of Attack Bear Press for “2nd Awareness Poetry Workshops” - $1,000.00
  • Rebecca Olander of Perugia Press for “A Poetry Reading for Veteran's Day: Two Poet Laureates Honor Their Military Ties” - $750.00
Mixed Media:
  • Donnabelle Casis for “Florence Night Out” - $1,000.00
  • Kimberly Keough of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School for “The Viking Runestone” - $ 1,000.00 
  • Sarah Marcus for “Youth Performing Arts Festival (YPA Fest)” -  $625.00 
Music:
  • Alan Schneider of Panopera for “The Barber of Seville” - $500.00 
  • Edwards Church Music committee for “Music at the Crossroads (concert series)” - $750.00
  • Andrew Lawrence and Flávia Santos de Araújo for “Samba Sundays” - $600.00
  • Em Withenbury of Iconica Social Club for “Amber Lane Parket Music Series” - $750.00
  • Jason Trotta of Northampton Community Music Center for “From Mozart to Modern” - $ 300.00
  • Paul Arslanian for “Northampton Jazz Workshop” - $600.00
  • Ruth Griggs for “Northampton Jazz Festival” - $500.00
  • Sharon Arslanian for “Performance of Pioneer Valley Arabic Music Ensemble” - $200.00 
  • Steven Williams for “Camelot” - $250.00
Theater:
  • Brianna Sloane for “TheatreTruck Artist Residency at Laurel Park” - $500.00
  • Lisa Thompson of Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. for “What We See” - $1,000.00 
  • Michelle M Falcón Fontánez and Reclaim Puerto Rico for “Las 5 Mujeres de Caguax” - $1,000.00 
Visual Arts:

  • Evelyn Pye and Gallery A3 for “Our Visions, Our Voices” - $1,000.00 
  • Max Handelman West and Swim Club Studios for “Community Ceramics Access” - $500.00
  • Ryan Muldoon for “Skate Park Mural” - $1,000.00

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