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News of the GRANT CYCLE for FY-2020

The FY-2020 grant application period is NOW OPEN!
The ACC is actively soliciting grant requests
through online applications. Read about it here.
September 1st - October 15th, 2019 is the window
to apply for Agawam Cultural Council grants!

Governor Baker has boosted Arts funding by $2 Million!
(Read about the State's FY-2020 budget here.)
Combined with unencumbered funds from unfulfilled FY-2019 grants,
that translates into nearly $17,000 that we will disperse this year!
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 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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ARTISTS take note:
The Friends of the Agawam Library is now soliciting entries
for their 11th Open Juried Art Show to be held in November, 2019.

To submit a work, please visit the Friends' web site here, and if necessary,
scroll down to the image of the "Black Lab Study" by Cathy Guidetti.
Entry forms, a prospectus, and more information are available at their site.

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If you host cultural events open to the public ...
Register Now for an Emergency Preparedness Training Workshop for Cultural Venues, Oct 17th in Springfield -- sponsored by the MCC, and provided by the
Springfield Police Department.
<< Click on "Press Releases" at left for full details.

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Our popular APPLAUSE SERIES presents an evening of
Las Vegas glitz, glamour and guffaws provided by the great
Jimmy Mazz, with his impressions of iconic personalities --
Friday, November 1st, 7 PM at the Agawam Senior Center.
Click the "Applause Series" logo above, for location details,
plus information on the entire season; click on Jimmy to visit him!

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


Tickets for our FALL "Plan Your Own Day"
bus trip to New York City are going fast!

<<< Click on "Bus Trips" at left, for details.
<<< Click on "Our Favorite Links" at left,   
and scroll down for helpful NYC links!


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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 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.



  Exhibition of Artwork by Robert Strong Woodward -
    NOW - October 27th at Memorial Hall, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association,
    8 Memorial Street,Deerfield, MA 01342 ... (413) 774-7476            website
Robert Strong Woodward was a celebrated New England artist of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. His paintings range from regional landscapes, old farm houses, barns and mountain scenes to his iconic still-lifes that capture even the beauty of window sills within his own studio. This exhibition features 21 of those treasures.
     Admission is FREE

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 - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ( with pianist, Garrick Ohlsson )
     Friday, October 18th, 8:00 PM at Mechanics Hall
     321 Main Street, Worcester. (508) 754-3231
     Tickets: $7.50 - $65
Winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire.
          ( info at: )

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