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Northampton Arts Council

Founded in 1980, the Northampton Arts Council has an all-volunteer board, appointed by the Mayor, and staff, consisting of one full-time executive director, one part-time arts events producer, and one student intern from Smith College.

In addition to administering the LCC program, we were the first cultural council in the Commonwealth to raise money for a second round of funding every spring, with only a few other LCCs recently following our lead. The ArtsEZ Spring Grant round is made possible by two major fundraising events produced by the Arts Council; first, Transperformance, an end-of-summer concert at Look Park held every August, and second, the Four Sundays in February Series. In addition to grant programs, the Northampton Arts Council produces events at the Academy of Music Theater like the KidsBestFest and YouthFilm, offers arts enrichment programs in the public schools, initiates public art projects and advocates for the arts in the city.

Northampton Arts Council Brian Foote, Director Memorial Hall #1 Northampton, MA 01060-3113 413/587-1269

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