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.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Northampton Arts Council Seeks Funding Proposals

Northampton Arts Council Seeks Funding Proposals

Proposals for community-oriented arts are due October 19th.

The Northampton Arts Council has set a deadline of October 19th for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants supporting community arts activities. These grants can support various artistic projects and activities in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds-- including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

This year, the Northampton Arts Council will distribute $22,705 in grants to support arts activities.

To apply, read our grant priorities, and complete information on Northampton Arts Council grants, including information about previously funded projects, visit

The Northampton Arts Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency that allocates funds to each community.

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