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For our upcoming 2015 grant proposals, we invite you to consider the importance of water to our lives, and celebrate South Hadley’s heritage and proximity to the river by soliciting proposals that connect with this theme.

We have intentionally defined our water theme broadly and hope to inspire local artists to think creatively about how they can integrate it into their projects in whatever way they wish. Examples might include (but certainly are not limited to) telling stories, creating dances, or performing music referencing water in some way. Some proposals will hopefully choose to feature water-related themes or focus on South Hadley's history as a river town, while others may only contain passing references to these concepts—the choice is yours! We hope to inspire, not to inhibit grant proposals!

Please click the flyer above describing SH2O 2015 and consider how you can integrate our theme for your 2015 proposals, due Oct. 15, 2014. And please pass this flyer on to others that might wish to apply to the SHLCC for a grant.

2014 Grant Awards Reception on April 8, 2014

The South Hadley Cultural Council will host a reception on in honor of this year's grant recipients from 6:30 to 7:45pm on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the South Hadley Public Library. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to meet and mingle with grantees, Council and community members, and representatives of local organizations.

Council members will also say a few words about funding priorities for the 2015 grant cycle. Individual artists and organizations are invited to be part of SH2O, a year of creative celebration highlighting South Hadley's heritage and proximity to the river. A calendar of events in connection with the SH2O theme is planned. (For additional details click on the "Local Guidelines' tab above.)

Check out these great events we're supporting this year:

PVPA Catalyst Dancers
2.7.14 & 2.8.14 @ PVPA
Learn more.

Pied Potter Hamelin
2.18.14 @ the South Hadley Public Library
Magical Potter’s Wheel
Learn more.

Roger Tincknell free concert
3.11.14 @ Loomis Communities
Learn more.

South Hadley Chorale
3.16.14 Concert @ Mount Holyoke College's Abbey Chapel
The South Hadley Chorale was founded in 1984. They rehearse each year starting in October and, in March, perform with orchestra and soloists a concert consisting of one or more classical masterworks. Members are drawn from South Hadley, Massachusetts and surrounding Pioneer Valley communities.
Learn more and connect with them on Facebook.

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
3.27.14 screening @ Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley
Learn more.

Multicultural Community Services-ETTA International
Spring 2014—ARTS Exchange @ Mount Holyoke College
Learn more

Children’s Cultural Enrichment Project
Spring/Summer 2014 @ Mosier School & Buttery Brook Park Children's Series
5 free performances organized by the South Hadley Family Center

Dark River Opera project
March/April 2014 @ Mount Holyoke College
Learn more.

Alpha Kaba / Wofa Drum & Dance Co, PVPA!
April 2014, annual performance
Learn more.

Poetry in Sound & Motion
April 2014 @ Smith Middle School
Learn more.

United Arc Positive Parenting Program
4.24.14-Bringing History Alive with Pocumtuck Valley History Lab
Learn about The United Arc.

Music on Main
6.21.14—free concert with Ragtime Five
Learn more.

David Bates participatory songs/stories
6.26.14 @ Gaylord Library

Percussionist Craig Harris
6.30.14 @ South Hadley Public Library

Town Common concert series, Summer 2014
Coordinated by the Recreation Department.

Early Pioneers of Rock: The Million Dollar Quartet
with Daniel Daniels
July 16, 2014 at 1:00pm
South Hadley Council on Aging (Annual Ice Cream Social)

FallsFest Music & Arts Festival
7.26.14 in South Hadley Falls
Learn more.

Super Cold Science program (Boston Museum of Science)
7.30.14 @ the South Hadley Public Library

Black Cat Theater
November 2014, annual fall musical
Connect with them on Facebook.

South Hadley Children's Chorus
Support for 8th season, performances
Learn more

The Marble Collection
Statewide online student arts resource
Visit their website.

Hilltown Families
Learn Local, Play Local (cultural info)
Visit their website.

see our calendar

Contact Us

South Hadley Cultural Council
Lucia Foley, Chair

South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-2800

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