The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) announces the creation of a new 501c3 subsidiary, WEST COUNTY ARTS & CULTURE (WCAC), formed to promote the many vibrant arts and culture initiatives in our region that are a vital part of our economy and quality of life. The new nonprofit organization creates opportunities for the GSFABA to create programming and new funding to support the Creative Economy, an important part of our mission.
The mission of WCAC is to produce and/or present arts and cultural programs, such as Hilltown Arts and Thriving Community Happenings (HATCH). Also, WCAC may produce and/or support educational programs about sustainability, ecology, and heritage.
To launch the organization, the GSFABA is transferring management and proceeds of its annual auction to WCAC. The goal is to make this successful event reach an even wider audience with both support and participation. Donations to the event may be tax deductible by businesses and individuals. Also, contributions will go specifically to arts and culture programming, so donors have a new exciting way to tailor their contributions supporting economic development.
The board of directors of GSFABA will serve as the board for the new organization, which holds monthly board meetings. For more information, please contact GSFABA at email@example.com
or by phone at 413-625-2526
Photo: Laurie Wheeler, presenting her HATCH project, Poetry in the Rain at the HATCH Community Event on February 11, 2017. HATCH (Hilltown Art & Thriving Community Happenings) is a program designed to inspire, support, and help fund creative projects that engage the hilltown communities of western Franklin County and is produced by West County Arts & Culture.