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.

01301/2: photos of Greenfield deadline is December 31

Have you submitted your photograph(s) to our second annual juried show “01301/2: photos of Greenfield” yet? You still have time! The deadline is December 31. The competition is open to all ages and abilities; the show will take place at the GCC Downtown Center February/March 2014. Show us what Greenfield looks like to you!

For more information, write or click here to see the submission form. If you think you’re ready to submit, click here.

Thanks for entering!


We’re Giving Away $7,340!

We’re giving away $7,430 again this year and you have till October 15 to get your grant application in!

This year we’re looking for people to THINK BIG! You can read more about our local parameters and download application forms here. You can also pick up application forms at the Office of the Mayor, Greenfield Town Hall, 14 Court Square or at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 395 Main Street.

Apply now and tell your friends!

Free Soup & Games Night at H&O Oct 7

Great news! Hope & Olive has generously invited us to share a Free Soup & Games Night fundraising event with the new downtown beautification group, the Greenfield Rejuvenators. Come on down to Hope & Olive on Monday, October 7 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. for free soup, bread, and fun! There’ll also be tasty treats for sale, cash bar, and raffles galore. Plus, since it’s the October Soup & Games, we have a great excuse to get dressed up, Halloween-style. Come join us!

We’ll have grant applications there and GLCC members will be available to talk about the grant process. Don’t forget, the deadline for grant applications is October 15!

Free Soup & Games Night poster