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An important update from Easthampton City Arts regarding Phase III of the Artist Grants Initiative.
Easthampton City Arts (ECA) is pleased to announce the 3rd and final phase of the ECA Artist Grants Initiative. Building upon our first and second round of grants—which has supported a total of 35 grantees with $15,000 in mini-grants—PHASE III will award 15 artists with $400 grants (totaling an additional $6,000). And, by the close of the spring, ECA will have directly distributed $21,000 to 50 individual artists through this program alone.
The deadline to apply for Phase III is MARCH 18, 2021 at 11:59pm.
*PLEASE NOTE: The 3rd and final phase of the ECA Artist Grants Initiative will be rolling out significantly different than the first two phases. Please read the following details thoroughly to make sure this program is right for you and the work you are looking to present.
While the first two phases of the program supported artists to create and produce their own individual programs, this next phase of the ECA Artist Grants Initiative will support musicians, performers, poets, and visual artists to present their work to a live, safely-distanced audience during a five-week spring festival that will take place on Saturday afternoons from April 25 — May 22 in The Spot Lot, a newly transformed parking lot of polka dots at 50 Payson Avenue in the heart of the Cottage Street Cultural District.
ECA will organize and produce the events, provide extensive on-site support, manage contact tracing procedures and additional health and safety protocols, and extensively promote the series.
ECA will also provide the following to participating artists, as needed:
-Staging
-Sound assistance for musicians, performers, and poets, if needed)
-Exhibition walls for visual artists
For more information, please visit the ECA's website at https://www.easthamptoncityarts.com/.
 
Please direct all inquiries regarding the Easthampton City Arts Artist Relief Grants program to Pasqualina Azzarello, City Arts Coordinator: pazzarello@easthamptonma.gov.*Please note that inquiries must be received by the end of day March 16 to ensure a timely response ahead of the application deadline. 
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