THE AGAWAM CULTURAL COUNCIL

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

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News of the GRANT CYCLE for FY-2018/FY-2019

The FY-2019 grant application period is now CLOSED.
Grant requests have been considered by the Council,
and all $13,850 in state grant monies have been awarded.
Grantees should have been notified by the end of December, 2018.
It's not too early to begin thinking about this year's grants!
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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of FREE outdoor concerts is coming!
Click on the musical notes for
details of all the performers and events.
( KIDSFEST events, too! )

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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 2018/2019 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:

SUMMER ARTS at the MAJESTIC!
The Majestic Theater in West Springfield presents interesting and
fascinating events all Summer. Coming up:

- Friday, June 14th, 8:00 pm .... "Johnny Got his Gun" (play)
- Saturday, June 15th, 2 & 8 pm ... "Breastless" (play)
- Sunday, June 16th, 2:00 pm .... "Breastless" (play)
- Friday, June 21st, 8:00 pm ....  Gordon Clapp as Robert Frost in
                                                        "This Verse Business" (play)
- Saturday, June 22nd, 2 & 8 pm ....           "            "
- Sunday,  June 23rd,  2:00 pm ......            "            "
- Wednesday, June 26th, 7:00 pm .... "Rick Larrimore's ROD STEWART
                                                                           Tribute Concert"
- Thursday, June 27th, 7:30 pm .. JOHNNY CASH Tribute Concert "Cash Only"
- Sunday, June 30th, 2:00 pm ......  Psychic, Lisa Lanno connects audience                                                                 members to "the other side".

Find the full schedule (through Aug. 25th), ticket prices and details here.
Watch for more Majestic events in July!

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The Highland Street Foundation is providing FREE admission to cultural institutions around the state!
Their Free Fun Fridays program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the
summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August,
it offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues
across the state.
Find the full schedule (including a downloadable PDF version) here.

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The Friends of the Agawam Library are now soliciting entries
for their 11th Open Juried Art Show in November, 2019.

To submit a work, please visit the Friends' web site here, and 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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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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