GLCC offers Webex Meeting on Sept. 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm to instruct how to apply and to receive input on granting priorities.



Roxann Wedegartner Mayor 

City Hall ● 14 Court Square ● Greenfield, MA 01301 Phone 413-772-1548 ●

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 42aecf328c 

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

3. Adjourn 

The City of Greenfield is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, a designated Green Community and a recipient of the “Leading by Example” Award 

2020 pandemic changes

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.

Application for Art Show 4 (2016)

  • The Greenfield Local Cultural Council Is Now Accepting Submissions for Its Fourth Annual Juried Show, “Changing.” Applications due August 19.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 19 (entries must be received by that date)
    DROP OFF: Between 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., August 24-26
    Exhibition Dates: September 2 – the end of December
    Reception: Friday, September 2, 5-8 p.m. at Greenfield Community Television, 393 Main Street, where the show will hang.

    The Greenfield Local Cultural Council is pleased to announce its fourth annual juried exhibition, "Changing." We will be accepting painting, drawing, prints, wall-mounted mixed media, video, and photography with the theme of changing. Each artist may submit up to two pieces.

    Submissions will only be accepted online. If this presents a hardship for you, please contact the GLCC at to see if other arrangements can be made. You may also contact us at that address if you have any issues registering or general questions.

    How to Enter: After registering, artists must upload or e-mail images of their work to, in .jpg or .png formats, 1000px on longest side, with a limit of two pieces per entry. In the email please include any special information related to hanging/displaying your works, weight if more than 15 lbs, and make sure your image files are labeled with name, title, and dimensions. Accepted Entrants may be asked to provide more detailed descriptions for consideration. Pieces must be ready-to-hang, with wire, 2-D pieces within 36x48.”

    Video art work: provide a representative image from the work, and indicate what is needed to display the work, and what you can provide – there is limited space to display such works.

    Note: Art may be for sale if you choose. Commission fee for sold artworks is 15%, proceeds to go to the Greenfield Local Cultural Council.

    Submissions must be received by midnight, Friday, August 12. Selected artists will be notified by August 19. Artists who have been accepted into the show are expected to make arrangements to drop off their work at GCTV during the week of August 22-26. If you are unable to drop your art during the week, please contact us by the beginning of that week to see about other arrangements. Any artworks selected which are not available for the dates listed above or for the duration of the exhibition, will be forfeited and the next selected artist will be chosen.

    • File name: Images numbered in the order you would like them to be seen and labeled according to the titles on your list of work. (Example- “lastname01_untitled.jpg, lastname02_sunset.jpg”)
    • File size: No larger than 1.0 MB (each image) at 300dpi
    • File format: .JPG (preferred), png, gif
    • email images to: or upload using registration form below


Application for Art Show 3

  • We (the Greenfield Local Cultural Council) are now accepting submissions for our third annual juried show, "01301/3: Melting." The theme of the show is "melting."

    Please email us a digital file of your artwork or upload one here. We can accept jpgs, tiffs, and gifs. Your file should should be no larger than 10MB.

    If you can’t submit digitally, you may drop off a print or photocopy at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at 395 Main Street in Greenfield, across from the library.

    You may submit more than one piece.

    If you have any questions, please email us at

    Upload your file below.

    • All pieces must be framed and wired for hanging.
    • All pieces can be no heavier than 15 lbs, or thicker than 6 inches
    • Submissions must be received by Jun 15, 2015.
    • The hanging will be scheduled by that deadline.


Wil Robert’s Exhibit at GCC downtown center

Greenfield Local Cultural Council has the pleasure of presenting Wil Robert’s eclectic representation’s of GCC:

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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.)

Help Us Help You!

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!

Paint the Town Green Mural Project RFP

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!

“01301/2: photos of Greenfield” Show Opening February 6!

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.