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News of the GRANT CYCLE for FY-2020

The FY-2020 grant application period is now CLOSED.
The ACC will be considering grant requests through November.
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!
(Read about the State's FY-2020 budget here.)
Combined with unencumbered funds from unfulfilled FY-2019 grants,
that translates into approximately $17,800 that we will disperse this year!

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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Creativity takes many forms ...

The Agawam Public Library is inviting the community to come together to create a one-of-a-kind Festival of Trees at the library!
Team up with your family, friends, co-workers or teammates to create a DIY tree made from unusual or unexpected materials such as:
egg cartons, soda bottles, etc. Trees will be on display at the library during December, and there will be a special Festival reception at the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St., Agawam, on
Thursday, December 19th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ... (413) 789-1550.

( <<<  Please click the Christmas Tree for more information, guidelines and entry forms. )

Our popular APPLAUSE SERIES rings in the New Year with
a witty and scintillating performance by the CAMEO GIRLS,
Friday, January 3rd, 7 PM at the Agawam Senior Center!
-- Accompanied by the great Ritchie Mitnick! --
Click the "Applause Series" logo above, for location details, plus
information on the entire season; click on the ladies, above,
for more information on this upcoming 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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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.


            This Month, The ACC RECOMMENDS:

The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt
NOW -- January 12, 2020 at the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield.
This exhibition, featuring over 90 gelatin silver prints, provides an overview of Elliott Erwitt’s spectacular career, which paralleled important photographic innovations and historical moments of the last century.
Membership - or - Paid admission to the Museum is required.
Call (800) 625-7738 ... ( MAP & Directions )


 December 8th, 10:00 a.m., Applause Series favorites Judy Handler
and Mark Levesque will perform a pre-service concert of Holiday Music
at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury, CT,
949 Main Street, S. Glastonbury ... (Map & Directions)   Admission is FREE
And on December 15th, 7:00 p.m., Judy and Mark will be performing at
the Windsor Art Center,
40 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095 ... (860) 688-2528 ... (Map)
(Located behind CVS in Windsor Center; Suggested donation: $15)
Find details of all of Handler and Levesque's appearances
at their website, here.


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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