Press Releases


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FY2023 Grants Awarded!
The Council has determined this year's grantees.
See details of the decision process, plus a list of Grants awarded.


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FY2022 Grants Awarded
The Council has determined this year's grantees.
See details of the decision process, plus a list of Grants awarded.

2022 Writing Competition
This year's Writing Contest for Agawam High School Seniors is on!
Major monetary awards; entries solicited through April 15, 2022.

Ms. Sheryl Faye performs as Eleanor Roosevelt, June 5, 2020!
A special online finale to our 16th Applause Series - "Eleanor Roosevelt:
First Lady of the World". ( Also available on Agawam TV Channel 15.)

Agawam Council seeks Grant Requests
Apply online for grants beginning September 1st!

Governor Baker boosts Arts funding by $2 Million!
Read about the just-passed FY-2020 budget.

Shakespeare and Co at AHS! - The public is invited to A Midsummer Night's Dream, February 27th!

SENIORS - Want to attend our Applause Series concerts but don't have a ride?
The Agawam Council on Aging has begun a pilot program to provide
FREE transportation to and from our events at the Senior Center.
Space is limited; some restrictions apply. Click here for details.

Become a valued "Community Partner"! - Find out how you or your business can become an Applause Series supporter!

ACC Seeking FY 2018 Grant Requests - Online application forms become available 9/1/17 !

8th Annual Juried Art Show --
Friends of the Agawam Public Library Annual Art show, awards ceremony and reception!

Musical Tales of The Dark Side --
Folksinger Rick Spencer presents outlaws, villains, and rogues as Part of Agawam Cultural Council's Popular Applause Series, April 8th!

ACC Announces Writing Competition Awards Ceremony! --
Includes a list of 2015 winners and awards details.

Shakespeare & Co. presents "Macbeth"--
Open to the public, at Agawam HS in April!

BIG BAND Dinner Dance! --
A swingin' good time to support our commmunity activities.

BIG BAND Dinner Dance! (supplemental) --
...details of the dinner and music to be heard.

FY-2015 Grants awarded! --
check out the process.

FY-2015 Grants: (Supplemental) --
Complete recipients list. Click on "Grant Recipients" tab.

Writing Competition Winners Announced --
complete list of winners and awards ceremony/ reception info.

ACC Chair Bob Kadis to be honored --
with MCC Community Leadership award!

Leadership Award: (Supplemental) --
See what the MCC says about this year's Community Leadership award-winners!

SENATE FOLLOWS HOUSE LEAD...  and reverses funding cuts for the MCC (and us) !

THE LEGISLATURE VOTES ...  to increase 2015 MCC funding
by nearly $1 Million!

FY-2014 Grants Awarded! - includes a list of recipients ...

New Cooking Fundraiser - A "TASTE-ful" way folks got to support the ACC's activities ...

3/14 - Shakespeare & Co. perform at AHS! - Romeo and Juliet comes to Agawam High School, public invited! ...

Holiday Fundraiser a Hit! - details of our popular "Holiday Appetizers" Fundraiser held at  Partners Restaurant ...

Proposed Cuts Reversed! - A victory for Arts advocates.....

Free Drawing for Kids' Theatre Tix! - Theatre for young audiences (and their parents!) ...

Ed the Wizard at Agawam Public Library - ACC grants funds
for "Reading is Magic" show ...