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.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Apply To Perform At First Night Northampton 2022

WHAT: Performer Applications Open for First Night Northampton 2022
WHEN: Application Period April 1st-August 31st, 2021. Event on Friday December 31, 2021
WHERE: Apply Online. Event takes place in downtown Northampton, MA. Noon-Midnight.

The Northampton Arts Council is now accepting performer applications for First Night Northampton 2022

On Friday December 31, 2021 the Northampton Arts Council will present the 37th annual community New Year’s Eve celebration and festival of performing arts. Since 1985, First Night Northampton has filled our Paradise City with a 12-hour family-friendly festival of the arts, culminating in a traditional ball-raising from the roof of the Hotel Northampton. Proceeds from First Night Northampton will benefit local artists and community arts activities.

We look forward to receiving many proposals and to creating a diverse, exciting, family-friendly event. Complete and submit the application no later than August 31, 2021. Proposals are reviewed as they are received, so early applications are recommended. Please submit separate applications for each proposal. Proposals without support materials will not be reviewed. We will be notifying applicants at the end of September. To apply to perform at First Night Northampton please complete the online application which can be found here:

Check out our virtual celebration of First Night Northampton 2021:

Contact: Steve Sanderson, Events Producer, 413-587-1247,

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