The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

MCC Introduces Two New Grant Programs

The MCC is introducing two new grant programs for organizations. There is an information session this Friday, February 12 at 3:00pm at Shakespeare & Company, followed by other info sessions in Worcester and Lowell, and followed by a webinar on March 7. We’d like organizations to register, but it is not required. Click on the link below for more information and to register for an info session. If you have already signed up – great! I look forward to meeting you.

The MCC is introducing two new grant programs for organizations not currently funded as Partners or Colleagues. These programs are replacing the CIP Peers grant program, which is being discontinued. Applications will be due this spring. Please see the CIP guidelines (PDF) for more information.

CIP Gateway is a two-year operating support grant program. Gateway is designed to be the entry, or gateway, for organizations into the Cultural Investment Portfolio (CIP). The program has been designed to be aligned with the funding goals of the Portfolio: supporting public value, organizational capacity, and organizational sustainability.

CIP Projects grants are one-year grants for specific cultural public programming, and are not for general operating support. These grants will support cultural projects, and are an option for organizations and programs that are not eligible for CIP Gateway, or those simply looking for one-year project support. Eligibility has been extended to organizations working with a fiscal agent.

The CIP team is presenting six information sessions and a webinar to introduce Gateway and Projects from Feb 2 – March 7.

Reservations are only required for the webinar, but are encouraged for all sessions. Please sign up for an information session. 

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