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News of the GRANT CYCLE for FY-2019/FY-2020

The FY-2020 grant application period is approaching.
Previous grant requests were considered by the Council,
and all $13,850 in state grant monies have been awarded.
(FY-2019 Grantees should have been notified by 12/31/18.)
It's not 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.

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 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 soon begins its 16th season!

Click the Applause Series link at the top of the page
for details of all the great events in store...

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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 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.



The Majestic Theater in West Springfield presents fun and
fascinating events all Summer. Coming up:

 - Saturday, July 20th, 8:00 pm .... "JACKSON BROWNE Tribute Concert"
 - Friday, August 9th, 8:00 pm ...    "NEIL DIAMOND Tribute Concert"
 - Saturday, August 10th, 8:00 pm ....          "                  "
 - Saturday, Aug. 24th, 8:00 pm .... "Swingin' with FREDDIE MARION"
 - Sunday, Aug. 25th, 2:00 pm ....         "                  "

   Majestic CHILDREN'S THEATER -- 3 shows, multiple performances each day!
     This year's shows:
                Mulan ... July 28 - July 31
               The Cat in The Hat ... Aug. 4 - Aug. 7
               Charlotte's Web ... Aug. 11 - Aug. 14

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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Applause Series favorites, Judy Handler and Mark Levesque
will be performing "Music with an INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR",
Friday, July 19th, from 6-8 p.m., at CASSIDY HILL VINEYARD,
454 Cassidy Hill Road, Coventry, CT. (map)
Enjoy an evening of wine and music -- with selections from Spain,
Ireland, Brazil / Latin America and the Middle East,
plus gypsy jazz, swing and popular music as well.
Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy a fine summer evening. This is an adult only event, so they ask that you not bring children and pets to this Friday evening performance, and please, no alcohol other than Cassidy Hill wines is permitted on premises.
You can call for more info at: (860) 498-1126, or for directions, visit their website.

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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 AUGUST :

A Fundraising BBQ Dinner / Craft Beer Tasting
to benefit Agawam's historic Captain Charles Leonard House --
on Friday, Aug. 2nd, 6-9 pm. Click here for all the tasty details.

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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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