THE AGAWAM
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OUT OF CAUTION DURING THE CURRENT CoVid19 OUTBREAK, THE AGAWAM PUBLIC LIBRARY and AGAWAM SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Check this page for Council event updates.

Many of our pages are updated regularly --
so please refresh these pages often!
- this page last updated on 5/21/20 -
(DON'T MISS this month's notable events at the bottom of the page!)
 

Curious about who we are and what we do?
Check out this article on MassLive by Christine White (Special to The Republican).
<<<   Or visit our About Us page.
 


The MASS CULTURAL COUNCIL is working to ease         
   the effects of the viral pandemic on cultural institutions and artists.

          Click here to read the latest news from the MCC.

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News of the GRANT CYCLE for FY-2020

The FY-2020 Grant application period is now closed.
If you applied for a grant, and received notification that your grant
will be receiving funding from the ACC, Congratulations!
Please click here to find out what to do next.
Printable reimbursement forms may be found here.

To view the recipients of our FY-2020 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 follow the links to find ideas and opportunities for artists,
PLUS information on fellowships, apprenticeships, work spaces and more!
 
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OF INTEREST : Essays on "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" written by working artists,
collected and edited by artist and educator, Sharon Louden.
 

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The Agawam Cinemas are now making your favorite concessions available for curbside pickup!
They are having Popcorn Pick-Up Day on Wednesday!
Pickup appointment hours are from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm.
To order, just send them a private Facebook message with:
what you'd like to order, what time you'd like to arrive for pickup,
and what color/model vehicle you'll be in.
Individual bags of popcorn are $6.00, and check out their
"concession combos" by scrolling down their Facebook page!
!!!  And now ...   SLUSHIES are available !!!
Agawam Cinemas -- making movie night an art form!
 

Are you a fan of local professional Theatre?      
The shutdown of our cultural institutions won't go on forever.
Many have plans in the works to continue providing online access to performers and events during the shutdown.
Even if you aren't a subscriber, it's a good idea to check in at websites such as the MAJESTIC THEATER in West Springfield for updates,
or to submit your e-mail address for information on special "online" performances, or news of when they might be returning to regular operation.
** And see our "Recommended" box below,    
    for a special behind-the-scenes treat! **

 


During this time of social isolation,
Applause Series favorites, Judy Handler and Mark Levesque
are offering online lessons in Guitar and Mandolin!
Why not put this time to good use?
Learn a new instrument or improve your skills.
Click here for details, or visit their website.
 

 


( All events are held at the Agawam Senior Center )

OUR APPLAUSE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH JUNE.
We are saddened by the necessity to do this, but the safety of our audience
is paramount. However, we are working to ADD the missing performances
to our 17th season beginning September 4th, 2020!

        But we felt we still needed a "finale" to our 16th season,  
so we are proud to offer a video presentation of        
Sheryl Faye's portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt, in        
        Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World      > > > 
      in two special showings on Agawam PATV, Channel 15,  
 Friday, June 5th at 7 and 8 PM.  ( Click the image at right for details.)
          

Until then, you can enjoy a video performance of "Romanza!"
by Applause Series favorites Handler & Levesque,              
recorded live at the Agawam Senior Center on Feb. 7th.      
 

( <<<   Click the image at left for concert details.)                           
         
You can find it on the Agawam Public Media web site, here. 
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TO OUR AUDIENCE -- As you may know, we normally accept free will donations at
all our Applause Series events, to help support the cost of each performance.
Fully 40% of the funding for these events comes from
the generous donations we receive; no state monies are used.
If, after viewing the "Eleanor Roosevelt" video you are so inclined,
we hope you will consider making a properly "socially distanced" donation
to support our efforts to Give Back to the Community.
If you wish, you may mail a check in any amount, made payable to the
Agawam Cultural Council, to:
Agawam Cultural Council,  c/o Town Hall,  36 Main Street,
Agawam MA 01001
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THANK YOU!

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ARTS AND CULTURE MAKE ECONOMIC SENSE!
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 )

 

- MONTHLY MEETINGS -
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 2019 / 2020 meeting schedule.
(* Public input is restricted only during November grant voting meetings.)
DUE TO THE CURRENT CLOSURE OF THE AGAWAM PUBLIC LIBRARY,
THE June 16th MEETING WILL BE TELECONFERENCED ONLY.

Details on how to join the meeting will be posted here.

 

Cultural Council events are coming to your TV!
Watch Agawam Media Television
- cable Channel 15 -
for recorded versions of Cultural Council and Town 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.

 

     This Month, The ACC RECOMMENDS:
 

** A SPECIAL TREAT FOR FANS OF THE MAJESTIC THEATER! **
The theater is beginning a free online series called "Behind the Curtain",
wherein Producing Director Danny Eaton will interview
a special guest, intimately involved with a particular production.
Join them online each Sunday afternoon in May, at 2 PM
for the inside story on your favorite performers and shows!

This Sunday (5/24) at 2 PM :
   Danny talks with guest J.T. Waite about THE FANTASTICKS
   LIVE on YouTube!
   ( Visit the Majestic Theater's website or click the link to the show, here.)
 

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Can you help tell the story of Native American life
along the Connecticut River?

A new project is being planned to explore the culture of local indigenous peoples.
Click the image above to find out how you can help.
 

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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 by students in grades K-6.

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

 

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