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 19, 2022

Call to Artists: A.P.E.’s Summer Program ARC (activate, research, create)

WHAT: Call to Artists: A.P.E.’s Summer Program ARC (activate, research, create)
WHERE: 126 Main St. Northampton, MA 
WHEN: March 15 Deadline to Apply 
              Projects take place June or July, 2022. 

Open to all artists, curators, and creative thinkers, ARC is a summer program of 1-2 week projects in June and July that focus on artistic practice/exploration and public engagement. ARC was initiated in the summer of 2016 and has included performances, interactive installations, on-site making, workshops, exhibitions, and more. Learn about past projects HERE

A.P.E. will provide free space, intern and staff support, administrative and technical support, and small grants (if funding allows)

If you are interested in applying to this program,

Please email your submission to:
with the following:

● 500 word or 1-page written description/statement of the project, including details of how you plan to use A.P.E.’s gallery space and how your project will interact with the public (events, performances, regular hours, or something totally different).

● Please indicate whether you are requesting 1 or 2 weeks.

● Samples of past work and brief description of how this work relates to the proposed project

● Biographies and resumes of each artist/collaborator involved in the project

We accept proposals on a rolling basis with a deadline of March 15 for projects taking place during June or July, 2022. Notification of selected projects will be made within one month of the deadline. If you have never been to A.P.E., we will be glad to send you more information and a floor plan.

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