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- this page last updated on 8/6/16 -
(DON'T MISS this month's notable events at the bottom of the page!)


There's an exciting new initiative across the state to prove it --
find details, and what it can mean to our community, here.


News of the GRANT CYCLE for FY-2017.
Click here to find out what to expect if you received an ACC Grant.

It's never too early to think about applying for a grant from the ACC!
FY-2017 Grant Applications are due October 17th, 2016!

( ONLINE grant applications will be available September 1st.)
- Teachers, School Admins, and PTOs -- please pay special attention! -
NEW THIS YEAR: Paper applications are history --
Online applications must be used!

Find specific details about the ACC's requirements by clicking on the
"Council Priorities" tab here, or by visiting our "Grants" page.
Click here to find more details about the MCC's Grants Program.

Calling ARTISTS (in all fields)! -- Looking for funding / exposure for your work?
For ArtSake , click here and scroll down to the "Artist News" links.
Find past contacts and opportunities here.
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The Governor's proposed cuts to Arts funding have been rolled back
by an overwhelming legislative response!
You can find the MCC press release here.


( KIDSFEST events end August 10th! )
*** SPECIAL -- National Night Out, Tuesday 8/2 ***
Come for the Music - the Food - the Raffle Prizes, and more!
Check out the remaining lineup of great performances
happening under the stars at School Street Park in Agawam.
<< Click the "SUMMERFEST" link at left, for map and event details,
along with links to SUMMERFEST performers' web pages.


* * * COMING SEPTEMBER 9th * * *
Our popular APPLAUSE SERIES returns!

Join us as we open our 13th Season with the East Haddam Stage Company's
production of William Gillette's 1930 live-action radio play,
" Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band ".
Click here for venue locations and maps,
plus details of the entire exciting season!


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Watch your Cultural Council in action!
The public is invited to attend -- and participate in -- all
monthly meetings of the Agawam Cultural Council.*

Click here for the 2016/2017 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.

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Applause Series favorites Judy Handler and Mark Levesque will be appearing
at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford on Saturday, August 6th at 7:30 p.m.
This will be their last U.S. appearance before they leave
to tour Portugal & Spain with the New American Mandolin Ensemble.
The concert is free and open to the public; reservations are NOT required.
Find more details here.
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Visit the Agawam Post Office's Suffield Street branch
and discover a lobby exhibit of fine student artwork, K - 6,
presented by the Agawam Public Schools Visual Arts Program!

(600 Suffield Street / Rt. 75 in Agawam)
Exhibits will change roughly every six months.
Special thanks to Postmaster, Dan Czepial, Jr., and to Rocky's/Ace Hardware.
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"Movies are back, at the AGAWAM CINEMAS!!"  }
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Visit them here for showtimes, ticket prices and more.
Or you can call their info line at: (413) 285-7162,
sign up for their digital newsletter, or visit Agawam Cinemas on Facebook.
The two theaters have been lovingly restored for first-run films, and more.
( ...and don't miss the special handmade concession treats -- yum! )
We congratulate the AGAWAM CINEMAS on their return to the community!

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