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(DON'T MISS this month's notable events at the bottom of the page!)

News of the GRANT CYCLE for FY-2020

The FY-2020 grant application period is now CLOSED.
The ACC has considered all grant requests received.
Applicants will be notified of our decisions by e-mail,
no later than December 31st, 2019.

Governor Baker has boosted Arts funding by $2 Million!
(See details about the State's FY-2020 Arts budget here.)
Combined with unencumbered funds from unfulfilled FY-2019 grants,
that totalled nearly $17,800 that we were able to disperse this year!

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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Our popular Applause Series celebrates Valentine's Day
with  "ROMANZA! ", an evening of
sweet and spicy music from around the world
performed by Judy Handler & Mark Levesque,
Friday, February 7th, 7 PM at the Agawam Senior Center!
Click the "Applause Series" logo above, for location details, plus
information on the entire season; click on Judy and Mark
for more details on this FREE event.

( Seniors, can't get to our events? Look for details of the
Council on Aging's new Transportation Services!
)
 

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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 )

 

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- 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.)

 

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.

 

            This Month, The ACC RECOMMENDS:

Your Council Onstage!
A member of the Agawam Cultural Council is appearing
onstage in the shocking comedy thriller, "DEATHTRAP ",
NOW through February 16th at the Majestic Theater,
( greater Springfield's professional live theater )
located at 131 Elm Street in West Springfield,
with evening and matinee performances, Wed.- Sun.!

Call (413) 747-7797 for show times and ticket availability.

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Just back from their Puerto Rico Christmas Tour,
Applause Series favorites, Jose Gonzalez and Criollo Clasico
(Latin guitarist Jose Gonzalez, Jazz Flute virtuoso Ahmed Gonzalez, and percussionist extraordinaire Rene Gonzalez) will perform in concert at the
Central Springfield Library, 220 State Street in Springfield,
on Sunday January 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM,
as part of the "Rotunda Rhythms" Concert series.
Admission is FREE! For more information,
contact Matthew Jaquith at (413) 263- 6828, ext 221.

See a sample performance, excerpted from WGBY's "Presencia", here.

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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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