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, January 23, 2024

ArtsEZ 2023 Award Winners

 The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 16 grants totaling $11,475 in support of various projects from funds raised through event programming within the Northampton community. Our signature fundraising events include the Silver Chord Bowl, Performance, and First Night Northampton. The funding of these projects would not have been possible without our community members who continue to support our benefit events and the sponsors and donors who contribute time and again. Each year, we are in awe of the outstanding applications we have the honor of reviewing, and unfortunately, we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 64 requests for almost $103,685 of funding. 

Sarah Stefana Smith

“I can’t read little things like letters. I read big things like men.” Critical Fabulation as Broadsides of Sojourner Truth

Visual Arts


Rebecca Muller

Hestia Mural Restoration Collective

Restoration of the mural, History of Women in Northampton 1600-1980" by the Hestia Art Collective"

Visual Arts


Sharon Leshner

The Color Collaborative

Imagined Worlds

Visual Arts


Carolyn Abbe Smith

Northampton Jazz Festival




Roger Tincknell

Children's Songs and Singing Games



Timothy Lovett

Comedy as a Weapon

Comedy Cause 5: A benefit comedy show for The Care Center

Visual Arts


Allen Fowler

The Elephant Vanishes

Multidisciplinary Arts


Joey Baron

Community Artist in Residency



Jesse Freidin

Jesse Freidin Photographer

Are You OK? Local Photoshoot & Feature in Exhibition at Paper City Clothing

Visual Arts


Ebbie Russell

Co-Creating Kin: A Movement Space for Young People of All Ages

Multidisciplinary Arts


Ariel Shapiro


Klezmer Night Out!

Multidisciplinary Arts


Christina Webster

The Sphere c/o The DNA

Social Media Design Lab Stipends

Media Arts


Dara Herman-Zierlein

Parenthood in a Political Climate

Visual Arts


Nikki Gardner

Giving Voice—Immigrants & refugees share their stories

Visual Arts


Sara Gately

Everyone is an Artist

Visual Arts


Tim Eriksen

Echoes of Future Past- The Antique Concerte on Pyne Street Revival



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