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.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ArtsEZ 2017 Spring Grant Round

The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of our ArtsEZ 2017 SPRING GRANT ROUND on April 15, 2017 with a deadline of May 17, 2017. Individuals as well as schools and arts organizations are encouraged to seek funding for creative projects to be held in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds. The grants are funded by the proceeds from the Arts Council’s signature events: Four Sundays in February and Transperformance.

The Arts Council will award up to $18,000 in grants to local artists and arts groups.
Grants will be awarded in the following categories: Dance, Film/Video, Literature, Mixed Media, Music, Schools, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Individual artists and arts organizations will receive equal consideration for grants. Last spring, the Council awarded $15,000 to 23 recipients with grants ranging from $250-$1,500. Please not that this a reimbursement grant, the project must be completed with a public component before funds are released.

It is a short application with a couple questions, a place to upload supporting materials and a required project budget. Only one grant application per person or organization will be considered. Please carefully review the ArtsEZ Spring 2017 guidelines for criteria and eligibility requirements. The Deadline is MAY 17 at 11:59PM to receive applications or corrections. No applications or corrections will be considered if they are late or submitted by paper.

Grant Guidelines are available on our website: GUIDELINES

Projects must start no earlier than July 1, 2017, and must be completed by June 30, 2018.

This local round of funding would not have been possible without the support of numerous local businesses, arts organizations, and artists that have helped make our fundraising efforts such a huge success.

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Contact Director Brian Foote with questions: or 413-587-1069

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