THE AGAWAM CULTURAL COUNCIL

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- this page last updated on 11/15/19 -
(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-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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Our November 16th "Plan Your Own Day"
BUS TRIP to New York City has SOLD OUT!
Please call us if you'd like to be placed on our waiting list.

Click here and scroll down for contact details.

(The next trip is scheduled for May 9th, 2020, Mothers' Day Weekend )

 
 

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 ushers in the Holiday Season with
Dan Kane & Friends' Hits of the American Songbook & Christmas Favorites,
Friday, December 6th, 7 PM at the Agawam Senior Center.
Click the "Applause Series" logo above, for location details, plus
information on the entire season -- and click on the picture
to visit the Dan Kane & Friends website!

( Seniors, can't get to our events? Look for details of the
Council on Aging's new Transportation Services!
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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 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 )

And in DECEMBER:

 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
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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.

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"ˇFELIZ NAVIDAD BORICUA!"
Save the Date: Friday December 6, 2019 - Latin Dance / Parranda
with "Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla"!

One of our favorite groups is off to Puerto Rico this Holiday Season, but first, they want to share the Party with local fans and friends at Gateway City Arts /Holyoke.
This is what a real Puerto Rican Christmas is all about! If you ever enjoyed the energy and excitement of the “Parrandas” in Puerto Rico (and especially if you haven't) you must share this evening with Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla.
-- Bring your maracas and dancing shoes!! --
Find tickets at https://www.gatewaycityarts.com/josegonzalez

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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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