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.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Northampton Arts Council Announces FY23 Grant Recipients



Today, Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra and the Northampton Arts Council announced the award of 32 grants totaling $27,094 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 91 applications for $151,422  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, 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 FY23 Grant Recipients are:


APPLICANT

PROJECT TITLE

DISCIPLINE

AWARD

Translate Gender, Inc.

co-ACT Transgender Youth Community Theatre

Theatre

$3,000

Northampton Parents Center, Inc.

Weekly Drop-In Music Classes for Families with Young Children

Music

$1,600

Carlino, Kim A.

The Tiny Art For All Galleries

Visual Arts

$1,800

Marschoun, Florian

Finding the Words - Community Premiere

Visual Arts

$2,500

The Performance Project, Inc.

"Mother Tongue" by First Generation

Theatre

$1,400

Pioneer Valley Ballet Guild, Inc.

Sensory & Family Safe Performance - The Nutcracker

Dance

$1,000

Self-Evident Education, Inc.

The Power of Truths Arts & Education Festival

Interdisciplinary

$1,200

Polins, Jennifer

SCDT's EXCHANGE- The Teen Performance Festival

Multidisciplinary

$900

Wofford, Wade

URBAN ED - a film about education

Media Arts

$1,000

Valley Arts Mentors

Valley Arts Mentors: Mentorship Program and Webinar Series

Multidisciplinary

$500

Central Hampshire Veterans' Services

A Stone's Throw

Multidisciplinary

$1,000

Powers, Trevor

Northampton Print & Book Fair

Visual Arts

$1,000

Resilient Community Arts

Queer Voices: Exhibiting at 33 Hawley Street

Visual Arts

$800

Grow Food Northampton, Inc.

Grow Food Northampton Farmers Market Music

Music

$1,500

Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity, Inc.

Collider Fest 2023

Music

$700

Swift, Joshua

Creative Dance Classes

Dance

$300

Devi, Kalpana

Love for Humanity

Music

$1,000

Shicoff, Rochelle

Action: A History of Florence

Visual Arts

$1,000

Arcadia Players, Inc.

Johann Theile "St. Matthew Passion"

Music

$250

Cultural Images Group, Inc.

The LAB

Theatre

$600

Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd.

Making Ground

Multidisciplinary

$250

Thompson, Lachlan

*tentative name* The Dreamweavers: Tales of Queer And Trans Survivors Told Through Tarot

Interdisciplinary

$500

Jackson, Jamila

Black Women's Leadership Initiative Solidarity Project

Dance

$750

LOCULUS Collective

LOCULUS Presents The Second Annual SIDEWAYS DOOR: A Festival of Ecstasies & Escape Routes

Multidisciplinary

$594

Northampton Community Music Center, Inc.

Intro to Arabic Music

Music

$250

MacInnes, Rebecca

"Crankie" Musical Story-Telling

Interdisciplinary

$250

Harman, Jeremy

New Directions Cello Festival

Music

$250

Manzi, Zulfiqar

The Matumbilas - Animation Series

Media Arts

$250

K and E Theater Group

K and E Theater Group Presents "The View Upstairs" and "Sunday in the Park with George"

Opera/Musical Theatre

$250

Baptiste, Maghan

Chapbook Publishing + Reading

Literature

$250

Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble

Home is Here album release concert

Music

$250

Transhealth, Inc.

Transhealth & The Bloomery Present: QT Valley Meetup

Interdisciplinary

$200


For more information, contact: arts@northamptonma.gov, 413-587-1069

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