2020 Pandemic Changes

  1. FY21 LCC Grant Deadline Extended: December 14, 2020 11:59 EST

The State Legislature just approved another one-month operating budget through the end of November.  This additional delay in setting the annual state budget means that the earliest possible time the Mass Cultural Council can determine and announce LCC allocations is January.  If any additional one-month budgets are passed, it would delay that further. 

Because of this delay, difficulty of LCCs securing virtual meeting spaces, and applicants navigating new guidance around virtual programs, the Mass Cultural Council has made the decision to extend the FY21 LCC grant application deadline to December 14, 2020 at 11:59 EST.

This change will allow not only applicants more time to review and prepare their applications around new guidelines, but also allow Local  Cultural Councils more flexibility to make any changes to their local priorities and to publicize the grant cycle and do additional outreach to and support of applicants.

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 ● 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 

https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=mf908d8ba0d27b89b5e4537 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, December 16, 2020.

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 info@GreenfieldLocalCulturalCouncil.org.

    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.)

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!

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!

The 3rd Annual Arts Eclective has been postponed.

GLCC grant recipient 3rd Annual Greenfield Arts Eclective and Small Press Fair has been postponed till September 16 due to inclement weather. It will still be held 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!

Artspace is seeking artists for Holiday Gift Sale

Artspace Community Arts Center in Greenfield is seeking artists to participate in its 2012 Holiday Gift Sale at Greenfield High School, November 2nd, 6 to 9 p.m. and November 3rd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All types of original 2 and 3D artwork will be considered. There is no booth fee. Instead, Artspace receives a commission on sales. Artists must be present to sell their work.

To apply for a space in the Holiday Gift Sale, email Artspace three digital images with descriptions and pricing to info@franklyarts.,com. Make sure the images are representative of your work. You may also snail mail the information to Artspace, 15 Mill St., Greenfield MA 01301. Deadline for submission is July 15th.Questions? Call or email Artspace – 413-772-6811.Net profits from this fundraising sale/event will help to fund Artspace’s Stings for Kids program in the Greenfield Public Schools. The program, now in its 5th year, will serve 110 students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 with free, weekly, in-school violin or cello lessons.