Special Funding for Performing Arts venues in Dutchess County

Apply by June 16, 2017 – funding available end of summer, 2017

The Dutchess County Executive and Dutchess County Tourism recognize the value of the performing arts play in Dutchess County. In order to strengthen and grow the performing arts a small fund is available to fund marketing or minor capital expenditures that will be reviewed and awarded through a competitive process.

Application for funding is by invitation only .
Maximum amount to request : $12,000

Marketing Projects:
o To provide promotion of Dutchess County performing arts venues to increase tourism, expand
markets, local resident awareness and participation.

Capital Projects :
o Towards a venue’s capacity to increase attendance through minor capital expenditures that may
include sound systems, minor facility repairs, or the like.

Steps to apply:
● A letter explaining the funding desired (marketing or capital) with details how the funding will assist your organization – detailed and brief is preferred.
● A budget for the entire project - if funding requested is part of the entire budget, please indicate other sources of funding, and if obtained or pending.
● Applicants must be a 501(c)3.

For capital projects only :
● Applicant must have long term lease/own building.
● Supply proof with application, along with a statement regarding any liens against the building, judgments, or pending lawsuits.
● Capital funding not available for school-owned buildings.

For marketing projects only :
● Attach a detailed marketing plan that shows rationale how funding will increase tourism, expand markets, local resident awareness or participation.
● New marketing approaches or expansion of marketing efforts will be the most competitive.

Reporting on funding:
A report on outcomes for marketing or capital funding awards measuring outcomes from the awards complete with budget details on expenditures is due within 30 days of completion, but no later than December 31, 2017.

In addition to submitting the contract and other documents stated in the funding notification letter, the following information is also required of all organization. Please submit all materials by June 7, 2017

Download: Program Information Sheet (use if applicable)

Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery and Pop-Up Galleries

You may use this form to submit your work to Arts Mid-Hudson's gallery, one of our Pop-Up Galleries, or both.

Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery:

Arts Mid-Hudson's gallery invites mid-Hudson artists and curators to share their work. Arts Mid-Hudson members will be given preference when curating and planning two-month exhibits with a focus on group shows and exhibits that include work of members, grantees, funded organizations, and artists throughout Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties. Artists or curators can also propose shorter times for performances or multi-media installations. The gallery space is 400 sq feet with professional lighting and located in a visible location along Dutchess Turnpike (Rt. 44) in the town of Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Arts Mid-Hudson Pop-Up Galleries:

Arts Mid-Hudson curates pop-up art exhibits in office buildings, restaurants, and other venues.  This is a great opportunity for artists to display and sell their work, and we invite all artists to submit artworks. There is no entry fee, but we encourage artists to become a member of Arts Mid-Hudson. This is a rolling review process with no deadline. 

Our Pop-Up Gallery locations include:
  • Steinberg Symer & Platt Law office – 27 Garden Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Assembly Member Didi Barrett's office – 12 Raymond Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  • Artist's Palate restaurant – 307 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Poughkeepsie Common Council Meeting Room – Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Main Printing – 272 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Hudson Valley News Network offices – 263 New Hackensack Rd Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
  • Ulster County Habitat for Humanity ReStore – 406 NY-28 Kingston, NY 12401
  • Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory - 8 N Cherry Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Additional considerations for all gallery locations:

  • Work must be suitable for the gallery
  • All visual artistic mediums are eligible, 2-D and 3-D
  • You may propose performances or multi-media installations for Arts Mid-Hudson's gallery space.
  • Artists are responsible for delivering/shipping work to specified locations.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson will take every caution with the artwork, however, artists must provide their own insurance if desired.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson commission on work sold as a result of the exhibition will be 25%.
  • If hanging work, the works must have wires securely fastened on back. If work is unframed, work will be hung with binder clips
Questions? Please contact Lilia:
Phone: (845) 454-3222 | Email: gallery@artsmidhudson.org







Ends on January 31, 2018
Complete the questions on the final report form, upload required attachments, and submit by the deadline chosen by the applicant on the grantee information form (submitted on Submittable). If this date is unknown, please reach out to Arts Mid-Hudson. This date must be within 60 days of the completion of your project or by Jan. 31 of the year following your grant year, which ever comes first.

Failure to submit a final report may jeopardize future grant requests.

Attachments:
Final Budget Form (download here)
Attendance by Zip Code (download here)
Sample Photo Release Form (download here) only needed if applicable

Questions?  Contact Arts Mid-Hudson Grants Team:
grants@artsmidhudson.org or 845-454-3222.

Complete the questions on the final report form, upload required attachments, and submit by the deadline. The deadline for each organization is based on the end date of the funded project, within 60 days of the completion of the project or by August 30, 2017 which ever comes first.

Failure to submit a final report may jeopardize future grant requests.

Attachments:
Final Budget Form (download here)
Sample Photo Release Form (download here) only needed if applicable

Questions?  Contact Arts Mid-Hudson Grants Team:
grants@artsmidhudson.org or 845-454-3222.