DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS – 11:59pm, Wednesday, June 16, 2021


The Dutchess County Executive, in collaboration with Arts Mid-Hudson, annually recognizes outstanding people and organizations that contribute to the artistic quality and vibrancy of Dutchess County. This is the 35th Anniversary of the Awards, originally founded by then Dutchess County Executive Lucille Pattison in 1986. The awardees are selected from public nominations and we invite you to nominate an individual, organization or business.

AWARDS CEREMONY – Save the date for Thursday, October 7. Details are still being finalized. But whether it’s live or virtual, you can be sure it will be a fun, festive celebration!

Awards are offered in 10 categories this year:  

Art in Public Places: awards a Dutchess-based individual artist, arts organization, school, or community group that has successfully designed and installed a public art project.

Artivist Award: Recognizes a Dutchess-based artist that generously engages the community through their work in the arts.

Arts in Education Award: acknowledges a Dutchess-based educator, teaching artist, arts or educational administrator, school, school district, or organization that, through extraordinary vision and leadership, has expanded or enriched arts education opportunities to students in Dutchess County.

Arts Organization Award: rewards a Dutchess-based arts organization that has made an important contribution to the growth of Dutchess County's cultural life over a significant period of time.

Business/Corporation Award: recognizes a Dutchess County business or corporation that has demonstrated extraordinary support of the arts and/or vision and leadership in using the arts to enhance community life and enrich Dutchess County's cultural heritage.

Individual Artist Award: recognizes an individual residing in Dutchess County, whose achievements in his/her discipline are widely recognized and who has demonstrated a compelling or unique artistic vision.

Patron/Philanthropy Award: recognizes an individual or family residing in Dutchess County, who has/have made a significant contribution to the arts through extraordinary leadership, personal financial commitment or philanthropic activities.

ThinkDIFFERENTLY in the Arts: this award recognizes an individual, business, or organization that follows the initiative launched by Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro that seeks to change the way our community relates to our neighbors with all abilities through the arts.

Volunteer Award: recognizes an individual residing in Dutchess County, who has made a significant contribution to the arts as a board member, volunteer, or through other services in the arts.

Youth with Exceptional Promise in the Arts: Recognizes a Dutchess County resident that is of high school or college-age (16-22) as of October 7, 2021, and working or studying in any arts discipline including visual, performing, literary, film/video, and computer, among others. (Note: Supporting attachments are REQUIRED for nominations in this category.)

Community members will review nominations and select this year's awardees using the following criteria: (note that not all criteria are applicable in all categories):

  • Artistic Excellence/Dedication – For artists and arts programs consider the track record and quality of the nominee’s art-related work. For arts supporters, consider their dedication to the arts or the arts community.   
  • Impact – Consider the impact the nominee has had in Dutchess County and beyond, the extent to which the nominee brings positive recognition to Dutchess County and to which their actions have positively impacted the county's arts and cultural scene.
  • Influence– Consider whether the nominee is visible and well connected. Will they be a draw for the event? Have their ideas positively influenced the Dutchess County arts and cultural scene?


NOTE THAT RECIPIENTS ARE NOT CHOSEN BY THE NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS RECEIVED, BUT BY THE QUALITY OF THEIR WORK AND BY THE DEPTH OF WHICH IT BENEFITS THE DUCHESS COUNTY COMMUNITY PER THE ABOVE CRITERIA.

Nominees must be residents of Dutchess County, or corporations/organizations based in Dutchess County.  Nominations may not be made for people, businesses, or organizations who have been honored in that category in the last 5 years, however, if you nominated someone last year who did not win you may nominate them again.  Click here to view a pdf of winner history:

https://artsmidhudson.org/dutchess-arts-awards-nominations/

Nominations will close automatically at 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Awardees will be announced in late June.

This Final Report form for 2020 Decentralization Grant funded projects will help Arts Mid-Hudson to advocate for continued financial support in our region for the arts. If you have questions about what to submit here, or would like to provide additional information, please email grants@artsmidhudson.org


Attachments:
Final Budget Form (download here)

Sample Photo Release Form (download here) provided for your use, we do not need this form uploaded. By uploading photos below you are ensuring that you have used a photo release form for individuals pictured under 18 years of age.

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

 

Please use this form to submit Interim Reports for 2021 Decentralization Grant Funding. All Interim Reports are due on Thursday, July 1, 2021.


 

This Final Report form for 2021 Decentralization Grant funded projects will help Arts Mid-Hudson to advocate for continued financial support in our region for the arts. If you have questions about what to submit here, or would like to provide additional information, please email grants@artsmidhudson.org

Attachments:
Final Budget Form (download here)
Sample Photo Release Form (download here) provided for your use, we do not need this form uploaded. By uploading photos below you are ensuring that you have used a photo release form for individuals pictured under 18 years of age.

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

 

For all 2021 Dutchess Partners in the Arts Programmatic Support Awardees:  please use this form to submit Quarterly Reports for 2021 Dutchess Partners in the Arts Funding.  
Please indicate for which quarter this report is being submitted. 


Download Quarterly Report form: https://www.artsmidhudson.org/s/DPA-Quarterly-Report-Form-1.xlsx


Failure to submit this report by the deadline may jeopardize future funding opportunities.
Thank you!

Complete the questions on the final report form, upload required attachments, and submit by the deadline selected on your Awardee Information Form. The final deadline for final reports is January 4, 2022.



Attachments:
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 chosen by the applicant on the Grantee Information Form (submitted on Submittable). If this date is unknown, please reach out to Arts Mid-Hudson.  
The information provided on this form helps us advocate for increased and continued funding from the Ulster County Legislature. Please be as detailed as possible, especially in describing how this funding has positively impacted your organization and Ulster County.  

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

Attachments:
Final Budget Form (download here)



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

 

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