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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 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!


One Minute Fest Greenfield Looking for Entries

One Minute Fest Greenfield logoThe One Minute Festival Greenfield, a GLCC grant recipient, will take place on Friday, October 18, 8 p.m., at the Greenfield Garden Cinemas in downtown Greenfield, MA as part of a larger weekend of fun including the Double Take Fringe Festival and the Greenfield Annual Word Festival.

The OMFG is a festival of one-minute short films created by you! All are welcome to participate – all ages and skill levels. Please contact your local public access station for information on how to create your own short. Cameras are nearly ubiquitous; you are invited to film an action, idea, or abstract imagery lasting close to one minute long.  The organizers will do their best to include all of the videos submitted.

Everyone can bask in the glory of watching their short videos on the big screen, projected in HD. Come one, come all to this amazing event!

To submit your One Minute Video Join the OMFG Vimeo Group.

For more information contact

You can follow the OMFG on facebook.


Greenfield Gateway Sculpture Competition Seeks Proposals

The Greenfield Gateway Sculpture Project announces its first competition for sculptures designed to welcome visitors and residents to Greenfield. Over the next four years, the Project plans to site four sculptures in key areas around town. The first sculpture will be placed on Deerfield Street on the open area near the corner of Meridian Street in fall 2013.

“We are really excited about getting this project started,” said Caitlin von Schmidt, Chair of the Greenfield Cultural Council. “There are so many accomplished artists in Western Mass. This is an opportunity to create a permanent piece of art that will kick off this ambitious project and be part of the town’s identity for many years to come.”

The Project is open to all Western Mass artists. Applications, including 2 or 3 dimensional models of the planned sculpture, are due on February 4, 2013. The call to artists is here or by contacting Susan Worgaftik at

“This is a community effort which we hope will involve everyone,” said Worgaftik. “A review committee will go through all the applications and chose the two or three that they believe represent Greenfield best. Then, in March, the community as a whole will be able to vote for their choices. The result of the vote will be announced in April.”

Becky George, another member of the Project Committee, noted, “All sculptures will be permanent celebrations of Greenfield’s history, future, commitment to the environment, local agriculture, place in the county as a crossroads or some aspect of town life. It is a very open canvas and we are looking for ideas that help us see our town from fresh perspectives.”

The community vote will take place during March, 2013. The winning sculpture will be announced on April 20, 2013 at the little e (formerly the Green Fair and Home Show) at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

For more information, contact Susan Worgaftik at