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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!
You can apply now for Fellowships in
Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry, and Traditional Arts.
HURRY! The deadline to apply for an Artist Fellowship is
Monday, October 7, 2019!

Click here for full details on this program and more.
Click HERE to begin the application process.
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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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MASS MoCA Funding Program for Artists!
MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program provides grants that are available to all
Massachusetts artists (in two categories -- one for Boston, one for outside of Boston).
The deadline to apply for a Mass MoCA grant is September 27, 2019, so don't miss out!
They also offer useful workshops across the state that are open to anyone who can get there!
This fall, they are offering two workshops in Boston, one in Holyoke, and one in Greenfield.
Artists of all disciplines and at all stages of their careers are invited to apply!
(They are especially excited to receive applications from rural, BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ artists.)
HURRY -- the deadline to attend their workshops is September 20th, 2019!
Click here for full details of this exciting and helpful program from Mass MoCA!
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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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                  The nights are getting cooler ... and so is the jazz!
Our popular APPLAUSE SERIES presents an evening
of smooth, cool jazz by the famed Argiro Quintet  >
Friday, Oct. 4th, 7 PM at the Agawam Senior Center.
Click the "Applause Series" logo above, for location details
and information on the entire season!

  ( Seniors, can't get to our events?
   Look for details of the COA'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.



Applause Series favorites, Judy Handler and Mark Levesque have
an upcoming performance this month:
Saturday, Sept. 21st, at 7:30 p.m., Judy, Mark, and flutists Leo Snow
and Virginia Church are "Musical Friends" performing a concert of
World Music in the chapel at Asylum Hill Congregational Church.
Admission and secure parking is FREE.
You can click here for full details of the performance.
Or you can call for more info at: (860) 498-1126.

     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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