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.

Monday, December 19, 2016

New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Awards NOMINATIONS

Celebrate The Arts!

New England Public Radio is now accepting nominations for the 2017 NEPR Arts & Humanities Awards.

Now in its ninth year, the award recognizes those who have made a positive impact on the arts and humanities and brings awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, writers, teachers and cultural institutions in western New England.

You’re invited to nominate your favorite artist or organization using this form:


All nominations must be received by January 12, 2017.

Members of the New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc. will review all nominations and select recipients in January. Recipients will be celebrated at the Arts & Humanities Awards Gala in the spring of 2017. Tickets to the gala will go on sale in February.

For more information on the Arts & Humanities Awards, contact Vanessa Cerillo at 413.735.6605 or

Past recipients of the Arts & Humanities Award:

Amherst Cinema
Community Access to the Arts
MarĂ­a Luisa Arroyo
Tracy Kidder

Community Music School of Springfield
Andrew Lawrence
Karen Skolfield

Jane Yolen
The Performance Project/First Generation
Easthampton City Arts+

Michael Mucci
June Millington
Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Enchanted Circle

The Young@Heart Chorus
Josh Simpson
Gary Bernice

Peter Blanchette
Steve Hays of the Drama Studio
The Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
Aric Bieganek, teacher at Community Music School of Springfield

Evelyn Harris
The Springfield Museums
Matthew Mitchell

Kevin Rhodes, Music Director, The Springfield Symphony Orchestra

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