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Northampton Arts Council To Make Second Round Of COVID Relief Grants

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Northampton Arts Council

    Live entertainment, arts and cultural events are returning to western Massachusetts. But artists are hurting financially after more than a year of lost income.

    The Massachusetts Arts Council’s COVID-19 impact survey found that in western Massachusetts alone 558 artists reported lost income of almost $5 million since March 2020.

    To help artists and arts producers, the Northampton Arts Council recently announced a second round of relief grants.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with executive director Brian Foote.

   The application for a grant is due on May 15th.    The organization is also accepting donations to support the grant program.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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