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News of the GRANT CYCLE for FY-2017/FY-2018
The FY 2018 Grant Application period is now closed.
Grant requests have been considered, and funding determined.
But it's not too early to think about the next grant cycle in October.
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-2018 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, creative space classifieds, working artist toolkits and more!

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Our 15th Applause Series begins with a return of the
Rosewood Chamber Ensemble (pictured above)
performing Romantic Fantasies
at the Agawam Senior Center, Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7PM.

Admission is FREE and open to everyone!
<<< Click on the Applause Series link at left to see details of the entire season.



continues at the beautiful School Street Park!

* * * Next KIDSFEST event, August 15th! * * *
Come for the Music - the Food - the Raffle Prizes
(with brand new "doodles"), FREE balloons, giveaways and more!
Check out this year's exciting lineup of outdoor concerts
happening under the stars at School Street Park in Agawam.

<< Click the "SUMMERFEST" link at left, for a list of performers, map and event details,
plus KIDSFEST location and info.


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    The next FALL Bus Trip to New York City has been
                 scheduled for November 17th, 2018!

                                             ( <<<  Click Lady Liberty for details.)



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 2017/2018 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.



Applause Series favorites, Judy Handler and Mark Levesque have
an upcoming performance on Saturday, August 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m.,
at the Ellington Farmers' Market in Arbor Park,
Route 286 (Main Street), Ellington, CT.

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    Jeff Gavioli and his Bad News Jazz & Blues Orchestra
         who lit up the night at our Big Band Dinner Dances,
    have a series of upcoming local performances continuing
                               August 11th in Westfield!

          ( ^^^  Click the poster at left for a special "Westfield 350th" appearance on Aug. 11th)

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Don't miss the Springfield Museums' Summer Spectacular --
free outdoor events beginning July 9th (indoors free with museum admission).
Scroll down on their website
for lots of fun (and learning) for the whole family!
And don't forget to look for the Springfield Museums'
Museums a la Carte series of lectures and presentations --
from Society to Science to Sculpture, there's something for everyone!

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Visit them here for showtimes, ticket prices and more.
Or you can call their info line at: (413) 285-7162,
sign up for their digital newsletter, or visit Agawam Cinemas on Facebook.
The two theaters have been lovingly restored for first-run films, and more.
( ...and don't miss the special handmade concession treats -- yum! )
Don't forget the AGAWAM CINEMAS, a great part of our community!

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     Save the Date! ...

The historic Thomas Smith House in Agawam will be the site of the first
- Clothesline Art Show and Sale -
to be held on Saturday, September 8th, 2018, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
(Rain date is Saturday September 15th.)
The event is presented by Agawam Community Artists and Artisans,
in conjunction with the Agawam Historical Association.
Click here for more information. Come and support local artists!


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