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News of the GRANT CYCLE for FY-2018/FY-2019

The FY-2019 grant application period is now CLOSED.
Grant requests have been considered by the Council,
and all $13,850 in state grant monies have been awarded.
Grantees should have been notified by the end of December, 2018.
It's not too early to begin thinking about this year's grants!
Find specific details about the ACC's requirements by clicking on the
"Council Priorities" tab here, or by visiting our "Grants" page.

To view the recipients of our FY-2019 grants, please select the "Funding List" tab on our MCC page, here.
Click here to find general details about the MCC's Grants Program.
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Calling ARTISTS in all fields -- Looking for funding / exposure for your work?
For ArtSake, click here and scroll down to the "Artist News" links.
Or click here to find ideas and opportunities for artists, plus information on fellowships and more!

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Our May 4th "Plan Your Own Day"
bus trip to New York City has SOLD OUT!

<<< Click on "Bus Trips" at left, for WAITING LIST details.



Our popular Applause Series continues, as Paula Bradley and Marylou Ferrante
bring an entertaining evening of story and song -- Blues, Old-Timey, Country and Folk --
to the Agawam Senior Center (lower level) -- Friday, May 3rd at 7PM.
Admission is FREE and open to everyone!

<<< Click on the Applause Series link at left to see details of the entire season.


of FREE outdoor concerts is coming!
Click on the musical notes for
details of all the performers and events.
( KIDSFEST events, too! )

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There's an exciting new initiative across the state to prove it --
find details, and what it can mean to our community, here.

(Courtesy: NPR / WAMC )


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Watch your Cultural Council in action!
The public is invited to attend -- and participate in -- any
monthly meeting* of the Agawam Cultural Council.

Click here for the 2018/2019 meeting schedule.
(* Public input is restricted only during November grant voting meetings.)


Cultural Council events are coming to your TV!
Watch Agawam Public Access Television
( cable Channel 15 )

for recorded versions of past Cultural Council events!



Together with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, our mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences, and to bring entertaining and enlightening events to our community.



On April 7th, 13th and 28th, Applause Series favorites           
Judy handler and Mark Levesque              

(as members of the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble              
and the New American Mandolin Ensemble)              
will be performing in Kent CT, Milton MA and Springfield Mass.       
<<< Please click the image at left for dates and details.              

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The NAMI 8th Annual Art Show
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts
presents its 8th Annual Art Show, NOW thru April 30, 2019 at the
Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St. (413) 594-1800.
Admission to the exhibit, and parking adjacent to the library are free.
Library hours: M-Th, 9AM to 9PM; Fri, 9-5; Sat, 9-4; Sun, 12 - 5PM.
The exhibit provides artists living with mental illness a chance to display their talents, helping to break the stigma attached to mental illness and brain disorders.
You can contact The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts at (413) 786-9139, via e-mail to:, or visit them at

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Check out the latest works by students in the Agawam Schools'
Visual Arts Program on display in the lobby of the Agawam Post Office
600 Suffield Street (Rt 75). Lobby hours: M - F  8:30 to 5 ; Sat. 9 - Noon
The exhibit is changed approximately every six months,
and showcases works in many different media.

Special thanks to Agawam postmaster, Dan Czepial, and Rocky's Hardware for their support!


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