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, March 14, 2018

Public Art Process for Artists Training


WHAT: Two-Day Intensive Public Art Process for Artists Training
WHEN: April 14th & 15th
WHERE: The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center 
(MGHPCC) 100 Bigelow Street. Holyoke, MA. 

Are you an artist interested in creating public art or community engagement projects? The Arts Extension Service will be offering a two-day intensive Public Art Process for Artists Training, April 14-15 at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke, MA. Open to artists of all mediums, this training explores public art from idea to ribbon cutting, focusing on three important segments: the business side of public art; understanding concept and fulfilling the proposal, engaging with the community or audience. This training will include several interactive components, information sheets, and plenty of time for Q & A. Read more about the workshop here.

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is located at 100 Bigelow Street in Holyoke. The MGHPCC has ample parking.

A light breakfast, snacks, coffee and other refreshments will be provided; please bring your own sack lunch. Note: there is no refrigeration available.

Cost: $40. Space is limited.

Priority Registration Deadline for Holyoke-based artists: Friday, March 16.

General Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 11.

Contact aes@acad.umass.edu or 413-545-2360 to register.

Prior to March 16, artists based outside of Holyoke may put themselves on a waiting list and will be sent a registration link once general registration opens.


The Public Art Process for Artists Training is part of the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service's Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative which serves artists through intensive workshops on the business of art, courses, publications, and an internship program to connect UMass and 5 College arts and culture students with individual artists and arts organizations.Holyoke workshop project partners include Holyoke Creative Arts Center and Wistariahurst.

This training is funded in part by UMass Amherst, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Local Cultural Council of Holyoke.

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