Arts Council

State law reference – c. 10 § 58


There shall be an arts council consisting of fifteen voting members.  

Authorities and Responsibilities

The arts council works to fund, promote and present high-quality, community-based arts programming for the benefit of artists, residents and visitors to the city of Northampton.  The arts council shall also perform all other tasks assigned to local cultural councils under MGL c. 10, § 58, or successor statutes.

The arts council is an advisory, regulatory and adjudicatory multiple-member body of the city. 

Contact Us

  1. Arts & Culture Department 

    240 Main St.
    Memorial Hall #1
    Northampton, MA 01060

    Ph: 413-587-1269

    Arts Council Website

    Staff Directory


  • Jay Ruby 
    Term expires June, 2018
  • Esther White 
    Term expires June, 2018
  • Ellen Augarten
    Term expires August, 2020
  • Joseph Pesce
    Term expires June, 2019
  • Jill St. Coeur
    Term expires June, 2019
  • Jonah Zuckerman
    Term expires June 2020
  • Kathy Murray
    Term expires June, 2020
  • Nikolas Guardia
    Term Expires June, 2020
  • Sarah Gibbons
    Term Expires June 2020
  • Melissa Lewis-Gentry
    Term Expires June 2020
  • Alan Schneider
    Term Expires June 2020

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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