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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ArtsEZ 2016 Grant Award Winners

The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 24 grants totaling $15,000 in support of a variety of projects from funds raised through event-programming such as the end of summer music festival Transperformance and the winter event series Four Sundays in February. The caliber of applications this round was outstanding, and we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 54 requests for almost $65,180 of funding. Grants were awarded in the following categories: Film/Video, Literature, Mixed Media, Music, Theater and Visual Arts.

$500 to Luke Jaegar for “Black Maria Film Festival Touring Program”
$800 to Sarah Lanzillotta for “Good Night's Sleep, Western Mass Film Screening Series”
$800 to Zach Hart for “A Walk Through Alphabet City”
$1300 to Colleen Barry of Mount Analogue for “FINAL ROSE & Final Rose Book Release Event”
$250 to Debra J’Anthony of Northampton Academy of Music, Inc. for “Dear Committee Members”
$250 to Amanda Herman of Live Art Magazine for “Live Art Magazine Issue Four”
$500 to Bob Cilman of the Northampton Community Arts Trust for “Outside the Box”
$500 to Jennifer Polins of the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought for “HUT-3 artists-3 disciplines-3 short sets”
$1000 to Lisa Thompson of Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. for “6 X 6”
$1300 to Peter McQuillan of 13 Queen for “Events @ 13 Queen”
$250 to Susanna Apgar of Voices From Inside for “Voices Carry: Hear Me, See Me”
$250 to Paul Arslanian for “Northampton Jazz Workshop”
$250 to Roger Salloom for “33rd Annual Free Summer Concert”
$250 to Susanne Dunlap of Pioneer Valley Symphony for “78th Season Opening Concert: Sorcerers and Prophets”
$1000 to Elizabeth Pangburn & Brianna Sloane of TheatreTruck for “The Mill Project”
$250 to Keith Black of Starlight's Youth Theatre for “Les Miserables”
$1000 to Stephen Eldredge of Northampton High School for “NHS Theater Outreach”
$500 to Toby Vera Bercovici of Real Live Theatre for “The Life and Death of Queen Margaret”
$300 to Brenda Lilly of Jackson Street School for “Large Scale School Mural”
$1000 to Elizabeth Bannish of Zea Mays Printmaking for “Print Fair North 2016”
$250 to Emma Kohlmann of Hungry Ghost Bread for “Community Mural on the Hungry Ghost”
$1000 to Mark Guglielmo for “Cuba in Transition”
$500 to Penny Burke of Northampton Center for the Arts, Inc. for “Arts Night Out En Plein Air”

$1000 to Sam Taylor of Pots on Wheels for “Pots on Wheels Make a Cup Take a Cup”

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