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 will be considered by the Council during October and November,
and applicants will be notified by the end of December, 2018.
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-2018 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 scroll down to the "Artist News" links.
Or click here to find ideas and opportunities for artists, plus information on fellowships and more!

ARTISTS - scroll down to our "Recommended" section below, for news of the
10th Annual Open Juried Art Show, coming up this month!

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Tickets are now available for our November 17th
"Plan Your Own Day" bus trip to New York City!

Click here for full details. Links to helpful NYC info, including NEW links covering
"Radio City, Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Battery"
can be found on our "Favorite Links" page!
(scroll down)

 
 


Our 15th Applause Series continues with
the Big E Mardi Gras Band (pictured above), performing
The Sounds of Bourbon Street, plus Rock & Roll hits and ethnic favorites,
at the Agawam Senior Center, Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 7PM.

Admission is FREE and open to everyone!
<<< Click on the Applause Series link at left to see details of the entire season.

 

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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 2017/2018 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:

Your Council Onstage!
A member of the Agawam Cultural Council is appearing in the
Wild Western musical, "Johnny Guitar", now onstage at
the Majestic Theater, 131 Elm Street in West Springfield --
with evening and matinee performances, Wed.- Sun.,
NOW through October 21st!

Call (413) 747-7797 for show times and ticket availability.

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The Friends of the Agawam Public Library will present
their 10th Open Juried Art Show,
October 29th, through November 30th, 2018.
Artists may drop off artwork at the library, October 13th - 27th, 10 am - 1 pm.
Cash awards in all categories and honorable mentions will be presented at a public Artists Reception on Friday, November 9th at 7:00 pm.
Visit the Friends' website, and scroll down for more details and contact info.
Come and support our talented local artists!

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Jeff Gavioli and his Bad News Jazz & Blues Orchestra,
who lit up the night at our Big Band Dinner Dances,
have a series of upcoming local performances through December, 2018.
Click here to see their schedule.

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Don't miss the Springfield Museums' Summer Spectacular --
with events and exhibits through October (indoors, free w/ museum admission).
Scroll down on their website for lots of fun (and learning) for the whole family!
And don't forget to look for the Springfield Museums'
Museums a la Carte series of lectures and presentations --
from Society to Science to Sculpture, there's something for everyone!

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Check out the latest Visual Arts Program works by Agawam students
on display in the lobby of the Agawam Post Office, 600 Suffield Street (Rt 75).
The exhibit is changed approximately every six months,
and showcases works in many different media.
Click here for lobby hours and map/ directions.

Special thanks to Agawam postmaster, Dan Czepial, and Rocky's Hardware for their support!

 

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