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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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    The Applause Series performance by Banish Misfortune    
has been postponed to 7 pm, Friday, May 11th at the Agawam Senior Center.
Watch for further information as the date approaches.

meanwhile ...

Our next Applause Series event will present the beautiful sounds and deep cultural history of the Kora -- a 21-stringed instrument native to West Africa.
Its melodic tonalities have influenced Western and world music alike.
Join musician, and Kora expert, Sean Gaskell for a fascinating evening of
musical and cultural exploration -- Friday, April 6th at 7 pm
at the Agawam Senior Center.

Click here to find maps and directions, or to view the entire season.

Tickets for our May 5th "Plan Your Own Day" Bus Trip
to New York City are still available!

See our Bus Trips page for details.

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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 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.



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    "Applause Series" music fans take note:

    Also ...

   Jose Gonzalez and his hit Criollo Clasico musicians perform:
   3/31/18... "Banda Criolla" concert- "Latin Dance", 118 Elliot St, Brattleboro Vt, 7PM
    4/ 7/18... "Gonzalez - Ragazzi Duo" 27th Anniversary Duo Reunion Concert
                    8:00 PM at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue,                     Hartford, CT. (Congrats to Claudio Ragazzi on his recent Grammy win
                    for his guitar work on "Jazz Tango" - Best Latin Jazz Album 2018!)

                                                     Hear samples of their music here.

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

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


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