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, October 25, 2017

Call to Artists: Amherst Cross-Town Contemporary Art Project

WHAT: Call to Artists: Amherst Cross-Town Contemporary Art project (XTCA)
WHERE: Locations across Amherst, MA (Kendrick Park, Haigis Mall, North Pleasant St)
WHEN: Proposals due Sunday November 5th. Project on view Spring-Fall 2018.

The University Museum of Contemporary Art is announcing an open call for local artists to exhibit in the upcoming Cross-Town Contemporary Art project (XTCA).

On view from spring through fall of 2018, the exhibition will place works of art by community members alongside those by nationally recognized artists, engaging with themes of inclusivity and sustainability.

The following sites have been identified for XTCA: Kendrick Park, at the intersection of North Pleasant, East Pleasant and Triangle streets; “Frat Green,” the empty space along North Pleasant Street across from Phillips Street; and Haigis Mall, in front of the Fine Arts Center, between the Isenberg School of Management and Whitmore Administration Building.

Artists, artists’ collectives, community groups, architects and designers from all disciplines are and backgrounds are welcome to submit entries.

Chosen artists will receive a $1,250 stipend and the opportunity to participate in public talks and local panels.

Visit for additional information. Artist proposals are due by Nov. 5.

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