City of GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
LOCAL CULTURAL COUNCIL
Roxann Wedegartner Mayor
City Hall ● 14 Court Square ● Greenfield, MA 01301 Phone 413-772-1548 ● www.greenfield-ma.gov
GREENFIELD LOCAL CULTURAL COUNCIL Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Remote via WebEx
Meeting number: 132 556 6977 Password: t7qMDekuJ23
Join by phone +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll Access code: 132 556 6977
1. Call to Order 2. New Business
a. FY21 Grant application process review
b. Publicity for Local Cultural Council grant opportunity
c. Community input
The City of Greenfield is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, a designated Green Community and a recipient of the “Leading by Example” Award
Welcome to the Greenfield Local Cultural Council!
We are dedicated first and foremost to our home community and to that end our funding priorities direct themselves to artistic endeavors that are in Greenfield and open to the public. GLCC is deeply committed to supporting Greenfield-based artists, performers, and venues who contribute to the cultural richness of the area.
The GLCC is a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) program, the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Each year, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen.
Due to Covid-19 the deadline for applications will be Monday, November 16, 2020.
Now accepting applications for the Greenfield Cultural Council’s 2018-2019 cycle. Apply here.
The 2016/2017 grant cycle is now open! Apply for your piece of the $8,000 the Mass Cultural Council has given us to give to you! Head to our grant page for more info.
The deadline is October 17 so get your application in!
Greenfield Local Cultural Council has the pleasure of presenting Wil Robert’s eclectic representation’s of GCC:
Extracted from Wil’s notes:
The pieces in this exhibit were done during the summer of 2014. Rummaging through old files, I found a folder filled with drawings I had made over the many years I taught at Greenfield Community College. They were products of hours that otherwise would have been wasted as I sat through faculty meetings and union meetings, as well as through sessions of contractually required attendance at so-called professional days.
The drawings, often directly influenced by the time and content of a meeting, are my notes on and reactions to discussions of academic issues, discussions of union and political issues, presentations of and debates over institutional goals, missions, taboos. In some of the drawings the content of the meetings is obvious; in others it is less so.
(The detailed notes are on the wall for you to read in person.)
Whoa, how did September creep up on us so quickly? We’re waiting to find out this year’s grant allocation from the Mass Cultural Council, at which point our grant cycle will officially open. We’ll let you know as soon as that happens.
In the meantime, you could do us a huge favor by filling out this online survey. We’d like to find out how you think we’re doing, and how we might be able to better help both grantees and the folks who enjoy what grantees do. Thanks for giving us a hand!
GLCC grant recipient Paint the Town Green is looking for proposals for a mural project that will be installed on the outside wall of Green Fields Market in downtown Greenfield. From the RFP:
Since this is on the wall of the Coop, a theme of “Our Community Involvement in Sustainable Food Systems” is being suggested.
Participation is open to anyone who lives or works in Franklin County and is 19 or older. First draft proposals should be submitted in jpeg format by email by April 22nd. The committee may select up to three designs and ask the artists to present a final draft of their design for final selection. That selection will be done by the committee with final approval by a representative of the coop. by May 1st. Installation will begin as soon as weather permits, usually around Memorial Day. We expect the mural to be completed within a month.
There will be a $750 award for the winning design, which will be presented upon completion of the mural. We would like the installation of the design to be a collaborative effort, with the artist being in charge of layout, final touches, and completion of the project, while supervising others who want to participate in the painting.
The full RFP can be downloaded here: Word. PDF.
This is a great opportunity to make a beautiful impact on downtown Greenfield!
It’s time for the 2nd annual art show sponsored by the Greenfield Local Cultural Council, “01301/2: photos of Greenfield.” This year’s show features photos of Greenfield chosen from submissions to the Master Plan photo contest and those submitted directly to the GLCC. It will run from February 6 through the end of March at the Greenfield Community College Downtown Campus at 270 Main Street. Building hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and in the evenings when classes are being held.
A four-person jury made up of Braden Chattman, a faculty member at the Hallmark Institute of Photography who was also on last year’s jury; Karen Gaudette, artist, educator, and winner of last year’s show “01301: images by, for, and about Greenfield”; Beth Reynolds, photographer, educator, and owner of base camp photo; and Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin curated the show and chose the three winning images. The show will include an additional gallery of work from local professional photographers who were invited to show by the GLCC.
Please join us at the opening on Thursday, February 6 from 5 – 7 p.m. as we celebrate Greenfield as captured through the lens of these talented photographers. Light refreshments will be served; no admission charge. You can see the facebook event page here.