West Springfield Arts Council
West Springfield Arts Council (WSAC) Mission Statement:
The mission of WSAC is to promote, support, and encourage the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences within the West Springfield community.
Members of WSAC believe that people of all ages need exposure and experiences with the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. These experiences are nourishment for the body, heart and mind.
Arts involve the creation, presentation and preservation of, and education about works in the following disciplines: Crafts, Design, Folk, Interdisciplinary, Literary, Media, Performing and Visual Arts.
Humanities are branches of learning that deal with self-awareness, language, reason, creativity, human values and aspirations and the products of all of these.
Interpretive Sciences are those activities that engage people of all ages in learning about nature, science and technology in ways that connect directly to their lives.
West Springfield Arts Council Members
26 Central Street
West Springfield, MA 01089-2797
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FY24 Local Priorities
1. A specific date, time (event program running time when applicable), and venue must be confirmed when submitting an application. Please include a letter from the venue as confirmation.
2. Programs that offer free or low cost for attendees.
3. New programming projects from first time applicants, will be given preference over repeat applicants.
4. Applications from diverse age groups, cultural backgrounds, as well as local institutions and artists.
5. We encourage collaboration and sponsorships among community groups.
FY24 Local Guidelines
1. Grant funds may NOT be used to purchase food, refreshments, gifts; or for payment of sales taxes.
2. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that persons with disabilities have access to public programs or services on an equal basis with the rest of the general public. All events and programs funded by the West Springfield Arts Council must be accessible to persons with disabilities, including the facility or event location as well as the content of the program.
3. Grant recipients must include the required credit line for all West Springfield Arts Council grant funded programs: “This program is supported in part by a grant from the West Springfield Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”
4 Grant recipients must forward their publicity releases to the contacts listed on the West Springfield Arts Council Publicity Toolkit web page at least TWO WEEKS BEFORE the performance date of the grant funded project.
5. Individuals, Non-profits, and For-profit entities that propose projects that provide public benefit are welcome to apply for grant funding.
6. Contact the MA Cultural Council Help Desk at 617-858-2721 for assistance with technical issues and/or questions about the online application process.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
FY23 Funding List
||First Congregational United Church of Christ
||New England Ringers Holiday Concert
||Irish Cultural Center, Inc. of Western New England
||Tin Whistle for the Complete Beginner
||The Rose: Find Your Voice with Pastel Painting
||Dave Ruch, Musician - World Communities and Family Concerts
||Taylor Rose Mickens Recorded Studio Session Concert
||Music concert by The Fanfare Brass Ensemble
||Victorian Courtship Tea
||Philip G. Coburn Elementary School PTO
||Fun with Family- A Multicultural Fair
||Sevenars Concerts, Inc.
||Sevenars 55th Anniversary Season
||Small Planet Dancers
||The Civil War Ballroom
||Tatham Elementary School
||Interactive Peaceful Playground
||Town of West Springfield
||Memory Lane Garden
||West Springfield Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
||Winter Wonderland S.T.E.A.M.
||West Springfield Parks and Recreation
||Li Liu Traditions Of Chinese Acrobatics
||West Springfield Parks and Recreation
||Dialed Action Sports
||West Springfield Public Library
||Find You Voice Summer Reading Program
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