THE AGAWAM CULTURAL COUNCIL

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- this page last updated on 8/22/19 -
(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-2019/FY-2020

The FY-2020 grant application period is fast approaching.
Read about it here.

(FY-2019 Grantees would have been notified by 12/31/18.)
Governor Baker has boosted Arts funding by $2 Million!
Read about the FY-2020 budget here.
It's never too early to begin thinking about grants for FY-2020!
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 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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of FREE outdoor concerts runs through Aug. 28th!
Click on the musical notes for details of
all the exciting performers and events.
       ( KIDSFEST, too! )

 
 


Our popular APPLAUSE SERIES begins its 16th season

on Friday, September 6th with the
Jose Gonzalez and CRIOLLO CLASICO TRIO,
7 PM at the Agawam Senior Center.
Click the Applause Series link at the top of this page
for directions, and details of all the great events in store.
 

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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 fun and
fascinating events all Summer. Coming up:

 - Saturday, Aug. 24th, 8:00 pm .... "Swingin' with FREDDIE MARION"
 - Sunday, Aug. 25th, 2:00 pm ....         "                  "

         (A popular performer in his own right, Freddie often performs with the Dan Kane Singers.)

There are many more concert events we haven't listed here!
Find the full schedule (through Aug. 25th),
plus ticket prices and full details here.

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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 provide
access and enrichment opportunities for children and families
throughout Massachusetts during the summer months.
Every Friday, from June 28th through August 23rd,
it offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the state's
most treasured cultural venues.
For details of the full schedule (plus a downloadable PDF version),
please visit their website, here.

    And in September :

The Agawam Community Artists and Artisans will hold its 2nd Annual
Clothesline Fine Art Show and Craft Show

at the Thomas Smith House, 251 North West Street in Feeding Hills
on Saturday, September 7th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
During the show, A. Burris Jenkins will be performing original jazz adaptions of pieces by JS Bach, along with other original jazz pieces from 11 am to 3 pm.
Click here for more information on the event.
For a list of participating artists, please click here.

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     And Don't Forget ...


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

 

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