Arts Organizations in Western Massachusetts
Northampton Arts Council
Northampton Center for the Arts
Massachusetts Cultural Council
This organization, based in Northampton, explains on their website: "Mass Humanities supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout Massachusetts".
New England Foundation for the Arts
One of six regional arts agencies nationwide, NEFA develops and manages arts initiatives on local, regional, national and international levels. NEFA functions as a grantmaker, program initiator, regional laboratory, project coordinator, developer of resources, and builder of creative partnerships among artists, arts organizations and funders.
Arts Extension Service (AES)
Through workshops, courses, conferences, publications, consulting and resources, AES has taught artists, community and state arts leaders how to manage the arts. This is a program of the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Academy of Music Theatre
Anchor House of Artists
Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton (P.A.C.E.)
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society
Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. (A.P.E.)
The Institute for the Musical Arts
Northampton Community Music Center
Flywheel, a collectively run, not-for-profit space, aims to build community and give artists of all types the opportunity to craft, practice, and perform their work in an environment where creativity is valued over profit. Volunteer-run and governed by consensus, Flywheel believes that art and information should be equally accessible and affordable to all people.
Owl and Raven
Owl and Raven is a cozy community space in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. It is a birthplace for great ideas, new friendships, and inspiration.