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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!

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.


Meet the GLCC at the 3rd Annual Arts Eclective Sept 8!

GLCC grant recipient 3rd Annual Greenfield Arts Eclective and Small Press Fair will take place September 8 at Energy Park in Greenfield. The event is free and open to the public; you can read more about it here.

The GLCC will have a table at the Arts Eclective where you can pick up applications for the 2012 grant cycle and talk to members about the grant process.

Help support GLCC-funded events!

“01301” during Brick + Mortar!

Juror Jean-Pierre Pasche was not able to participate but jurors Jenn Simms, Braden Chattman, and Becky George have viewed all of the entries; they will be deciding the final winners in the week prior to the opening reception. If your piece was chosen for the show, you will be receiving notification soon. Thanks again to all who entered!

The “01301” opening reception will be held sometime Friday or Saturday, October 12 or 13, the same weekend as the Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival here in Greenfield. We have leads on several good downtown locations for the show & will be choosing a final location sometime in September. We look forward to announcing the details soon!