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, January 15, 2020

Local Cultural Council Arts Grant Award Winners Announced

The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 27 grants totaling $20,105 in support of art projects and programming from funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Councils' LCC program. The caliber of applications this round was outstanding, and we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 79 requests for $89,598 of funding. Grants were awarded in the following categories: Dance, Literature, Media Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Theater and Visual Arts.

$555.00 to Jamila Jackson for Embodied Leadership Project at The AFROmation Festival
$1,200.00 to Jesús Muñoz for Jesús Muñoz Flamenco: Mensajes
$500.00 to Kelly Silliman for Tinydance Accessibility Tour
$1,000.00 to Gretchen Krull for Voices Carry
Media Arts:
$250.00 to Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival for 2020 Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
Multidisciplinary Arts:
$1,000.00 to Edwin Lynch for Barter Night Out
$900.00 to Ezzell Floranina and The Rainbow Players for A Gathering of Brilliants- 20th Anniversary Gala and Inclusion Mini-Festival with The Rainbow Players and Friends
$800.00 to The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought for SCDT Spring Artist Series (SAS)
$400.00 to Meredith Bove for First Meetings
$1,600.00 to Felipe Salles for The New Immigrant Experience
$500.00 to Lisa Landau for Lyra Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Concerts
$1,200.00 to Northampton Parents Center for Weekly Drop-In Music Classes for Families with Young Children
$600.00 to Robin Lane for Soldier On Veterans Voices
$250.00 to Roger Tinckell for Children's Songs and Singing Games Family Concert
$900.00 to The Valley Winds- Brian Messier for A History of our Times
$900.00 to Ezekiel Baskin for Emerging Playwrights Reading
$500.00 to Jay Sefton for Blank by Brian Stanton
$1,600.00 to The Performance Project for Stand Tall Mi Gente! Performances & Workshops
Visual Arts:
$600.00 to Amber Scoon for Abandoned Phone Booth Project
$400.00 to Anne Beresford for Extraction: Green to the Extreme
$250.00 to Eva Fierst for ArtSalon
$400.00 to Jill St. Coeur for Tiny Pricks Project
$500.00 to Lynn Peterfreund for Seeing Everyday
$500.00 to Marla Shelasky for Artists of Springfield MA
$1,000.00 to Sarah Johnson for Early Literacy Everywhere
$1,000.00 to Vick Quezada for Martin Cortes, mommas boy daddies eye

$800.00 to Zoe Sasson for Northampton High School Honors Art Alumni Exhibition 2020

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