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.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Northampton Arts Council Announces FY22 Grant Recipients

Northampton Arts Council Announces FY22 Grant Recipients

Today, Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra and the Northampton Arts Council announced the award of 31 grants totaling $20,000 in support of art projects and programming in Northampton. Funds were allocated to the city by the Massachusetts Cultural Councils' Local Cultural Council (LCC) program.

“I am pleased to continue Northampton’s long tradition of support for the arts community,” shared Mayor Sciarra, “I look forward to enjoying, along with our city residents, the outcome of these exciting projects.”

The Arts Council received 87 applications for a total of $117,515 in requested funding. Grants were awarded in the following categories: Dance, Literature, Media Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.

“I wish we could have funded them all,” said Brian Foote, Executive Director of the Northampton Arts Council. “The caliber of applications this round was extraordinary, which made the process extremely competitive among many worthy projects.”

The LCC FY22 Grant Recipients are:

Center for Design Engagement, Inc.; $2,000.00 for REAL Talk: Stories of Race, Racism & Anti-Racism in Northampton Public Schools

Ezzell Floranina; $750.00 for A Celebration of Brilliants in Plain Sight: 22nd Anniversary Gala and Inclusion Festival

Roger L. Tincknell; $400.00 for Children's Songs and Singing Games Family Concert

Northampton Playwrights Lab; $1,000.00 for 2022 Play by Play Festival

Diana R. Alvarez; $800.00 for Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera

Northampton High School; $1,000.00 for Northampton High School Production of Mama Mia

Valley Arts Mentors; $500.00 for Virtual Mentorship Program and Webinar Series

The Performance Project, Inc.; $1,600.00 for First Generation Northampton Performance Residency

Authors and Artists Festival; $250.00 for Authors and Artists Festival

Grow Food Northampton, Inc.; $1,000.00 for Grow Food Northampton Tuesday Market Music

Starlight's Youth Theatre, Inc.; $300.00 for Fight for the Right and Laramie Project

Mollie Hartford; $800.00 for Learning Leaps: What We Learned During Pandemic Life

Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Program, Inc.; $300.00 for Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Program Summer Workshop

Jenny Podel; $800.00 for Latin Dance Guest Instructors and artists

Florence Poetry Carnival; $1,000.00 for The Florence Poetry Carnival

Northampton Center for the Arts, Inc.; $1,000.00 for Youth Performance Festival 2022

Theresa Jenoure; $500.00 for Terry Jenoure

Pamela Means; $800.00 for Pamela Means Presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day Struggles

Northampton Parents Center, Inc.; $900.00 for Weekly Drop-In Music Classes for Families with Young Children

VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, Inc.; $800.00 for Art with Heart

Valley Light Opera, Inc.; $250.00 for Die Fledermaus

Meg Bandarra; $250.00 for Beyond The Pavement

Happier Valley Comedy, Inc.; $250.00 for Reading Is Uproarious Family Improv Show

World and Eye Arts Center, Inc.; $250.00 for Paper, String, Revolt

Resilient Community Arts; $500.00 for Afterschool Teen Studio - Arts Enrichment Support

Kate O'Connor; $250.00 for Climate Healing Chorus concert

Ramiro Davaro-Comas; $250.00 for Spray Paint Workshop, Guest lecture/Documentary showing

Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School; for $500.00 for The Viking Runestone

The Valley Winds, Inc.; $250.00 for Valley Winds Mentorship

Northampton Senior Services/Senior Center; $250.00 for Honoring Northampton

Megan Allen; $500.00 for Math at Play: The Intersection of Art and Math in our Community

For more information, contact: Brian Foote, or at (413) 587-1069.

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