Assets for Artists in Holyoke

Assets for Artists has announced their Fall 2012 grant cycle for art entrepreneurs living and working in Massachusetts. Eligible applicants include artists in all disciplines – visual artists, performers, designers, photographers, film-makers, artisans, etc. — whose practice would benefit from the opportunity to receive working capital funds and improve their financial and business management skills to make valuable investments aimed at growing their creative enterprises. By meeting savings goals and by completing required training, participating Massachusetts artists can receive $2,000 ...

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Jeffrey Bianchine named as Creative Economy Coordinator

In an effort to enhance economic environment for creative firms in Holyoke, the City announced the hiring of Jeffrey Bianchine to serve as its first Creative Economy Coordinator. in ordre to support the City’s efforts to develop existing and attract new industries related to arts, culture, design and media.

Jeffrey has spent his career managing and collaborating with artists across many disciplines. He worked for several years as a Director of Photography and Marketing in a high-volume portrait company ...

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Canalwalk second phase urged for 2013

On July 11, 2012 the Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a public hearing at the City Council Chambers to discuss the designs and projected timeline of Holyoke’s second phase Canalwalk. The hearing, which had roughly 40 audience members in attendance, featured a presentation of the project design by the City’s consultants, VHB Inc., and supportive comments from the public whom urged construction to start in 2013.

State and City officials are currently working on a project timeline that will ...

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