DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS – Sunday, March 4, 2018

Arts Mid-Hudson is requesting nominations for the 6th Annual Ulster County Executive's Arts Awards. Nominees must be residents of Ulster County and businesses or organizations must have a place of business in Ulster County.

There are 9 categories this year:

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

Business/Corporation Award:  recognizes an Ulster 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 Ulster County's cultural heritage.

Arts in Education Award:  acknowledges an Ulster 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 Ulster County. 

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

Award for Art in Public Places; awards an Ulster based individual artist, arts organization, school, or community group that has successfully designed and installed a public art project.

Special Citation Award: recognizes an Ulster based individual, organization, business, or project for outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Ulster County that does not fit the criteria for the other categories.

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

Volunteer Award:  recognizes an individual residing in Ulster County, who has/have made a significant contribution to the arts as a board member, volunteer or other service.

Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts:  recognizes an Ulster County resident and either a high school or college student ages 16 through 22 as of June 2018, working or studying in all arts disciplines including visual, performing, literary, film/video, and computer, among others. Nominee must be available to attend the event on June 5, 2018. (*Note: supporting attachments are REQUIRED for nominations in this category.)

Finalists and recipients will be chosen in these nine categories based upon the level of their artistry, commitment to the art form, commitment to the community, and recognition in the field locally, nationally or internationally. The review committee reserves the right to not select an awardee in any category.

Nominations must be submitted by midnight, Sunday, March 4, 2018 and recipients will be selected by an awards panel comprised of professionals in the field. Note that recipients are not chosen by the quantity of nominations received, but by the QUALITY of their work and by the depth of which it benefits the Ulster County community.

Award winners will be recognized by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Ulster County's arts, cultural, civic and business leaders, at a festive reception on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Saugerties Performing Arts Factory in Saugerties.

Nominees must be residents of, or corporations/organizations doing business in, Ulster County.  

NOTE: Nominations may not be made for past recipients* however, if you nominated someone last year who did not win you may nominate them again.

*PAST RECIPIENTS:

Business/Corporation
R&F Handmade Paints, 2013
Chronogram, 2014
Paper House Productions, 2015
Bailey Pottery Equipment & Supply, 2016
RUPCO, Inc., 2017

Individual Artist
Garry Kvistad, 2014
Pauline Oliveros, 2015
Jack Dejohnette, 2016
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, 2017

Arts in Education
Shelly Hamilton, 2013
Linda Gillette, 2014
Lara Giordano & Christine Marmo, 2015
Amy Mottola, 2016
Center for Creative Education, 2017

Arts Organization
Shadowland Theatre, 2013
Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2014
Woodstock School of Art, 2015
Samuel Dorksy Museum of Art, 2016
Woodstock Film Festival, 2017

Art in Public Places
O+ Festival, 2014
ArtBridge Kingston, 2015
Women's Studio Workshop for au•gust art festival, 2016
Norm Magnusson, 2017

Patron
Robert Osgood, 2015
Arthur Anderson, 2016
Katharine L. McKenna, 2017

Special Citation
The Falcon, 2013
Maverick Concert Series, 2013
Benjamin Wigfall, 2014
Nancy Donskoj, 2015
Coach House Players, 2016
Lynn Woods & Stephen Blauweiss for "Lost RondoutL A Story of Urban Removal", 2017

Volunteer
Barbara Cohen, 2016
Barbara Bravo, 2017

Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts
Asa Spurlock, 2016
Niaya DeLisio, 2017

Ends on March 15, 2018
In partnership with Arts Mid-HudsonPoughkeepsie Alliance and O+, artists are welcome to submit what they see for a commissioned art intervention at the Route 9 Underpass on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY.

The Poughkeepsie Gateway Project asks artists, "What do you envision?" Artists have the opportunity to submit their proposals between January 19, 2018 and March 15, 2018 at midnight Eastern Time. 

Background: Poughkeepsie is known as "The Queen City of the Hudson." Settled by Dutch settlers in the 17th century, Poughkeepsie has a history as a thriving river city on the Hudson River that was a major center for whale rendering, shipping, hatteries, paper mills, and several breweries, including some owned by Matthew Vassar, the founder of Vassar College.

We envision the underpass as a ‘gateway’ to the Queen City which reflects the diversity of our community. The location for the Poughkeepsie Gateway Project is the entry to the city on Main Street through the underpass, which is steps away from the Poughkeepsie train station with connections to Amtrak and MetroNorth. The Hudson River can be seen from the Poughkeepsie Gateway location with the Poughkeepsie downtown area towards the east.

Today, Poughkeepsie is a city with bridges to the north and south, and the Hudson River as the western border. Many cultures call Poughkeepsie home, including the largest Oaxacan population outside of Oaxaca, Mexico - other populations include African Americans and Jamaicans who bring their cultural traditions to the city.

Downtown Poughkeepsie has struggled after IBM downsized in the last two decades. Today the downtown area has many empty storefronts and the majority of the City’s lower income residents: about 18.4% of families and 22.7% of the population are below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

The Poughkeepsie Gateway Opportunity: With many thanks to our participating organizations and sponsors, we are happy to announce the chosen submission will be given $8,000.00 total upon completion of the project between July 24th and August 4, 2018. The decision will be made by a jury of organizational representatives and community members who will select their top five submissions for community input. Final decision will be announced in May 2018.

What materials and resources does this project include? Lifts, paints, travel, food and lodging stipends are provided for the artists to assist them in this exciting creative process. The underpass mural area will be prepped and ready to paint. 

Join us for an artist information session on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. aArts Mid-Hudson (snow date Friday, February 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.).

The proposed mural area will include two aprons directly under Rt. 9 on each side and a total of 12 columns (6 on each side of Main St). The pillars are roughly 16.5 feet high and 2 ft 1.5 in wide on each side.Here is a link to some footage showing the overpass here: http://bit.ly/2B3lNgO  
Here is a link to schematics of the site. 

Important: This is a NYSDOT owned property subject to restrictions on what can be done within the space. See details on this PDF.  

Selection process: Five preliminary designs will be selected by a panel of jurors comprised of the Poughkeepsie Arts Commission, Poughkeepsie Alliance, O+ mural committee, business owners, and community members to present at a public meeting – artists are strongly encouraged to attend the public meeting to hear feedback on designs and work towards presenting their final proposal.  

Timeline:

January 17 - March 15: Proposals received from interested artists

February 2: Mural information session at Arts Mid-Hudson office, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., (snow date Friday, February 9, 2018). Video of information session will be available online after the presentation.  

March 15: deadline at midnight, Eastern Time

April 2: Artist applicants informed of first jury decision

April 17: Public meeting for presentation and feedback on designs

April 30: Finalist artists submit designs 

May 2018: Artist selected 

July 24 - August 4, 2018: Commissioned artwork takes place

August 4: O+ celebration in Poughkeepsie   

Questions? Visit artsmidhudson.org or email info@artsmidhudson.org or call 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 July 30, 2018 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.


Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery and Community 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 Community Galleries:

Arts Mid-Hudson curates rotating 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 Community 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
  • 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 Pérez, Grants and Program Associate:
Phone: (845) 454-3222 | Email: gallery@artsmidhudson.org







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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 2018, 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.

Ends on April 13, 2018

Welcome!

In order to submit an application, you must first read the Guidelines. You can download our complete guidelines here: 

2018 Dutchess Partners in the Arts Guidelines (PDF Download)

In addition to the questions below, these documents must also be filled out and attached to this submittable application. All documents must be exported to .pdf format before they are uploaded for submission.

Those listed in blue are links to download the required forms:

  • Project Budget (Excel download)
  • Activity Sheet (Excel download)
  • Attendance by Zip Code Sheet (Excel download)
  • Marketing Sheet (Excel download)
  • Letter of Agreement (For nonprofits serving as fiscal sponsors only)
  • Staff List – include a detailed list of who will perform the work. Include a brief bio of key persons involved in implementing the programming.
  • Board list – including names and addresses; frequency of board members; and if you have a non-discrimination policy in place.
  • Supplemental materials (optional)

If you have any questions about this application or the guidelines, please contact Arts Mid-Hudson for technical assistance. Grants@artsmidhudson.org   (845) 454-3222



Welcome!

In order to submit an application, you must first read the Guidelines. You can download our complete guidelines here: 

2018 Ulster County Services and Promotion Fund Guidelines

In addition to the questions below, these documents must also be filled out and attached to this submittable application. All documents must be exported to .pdf format before they are uploaded for submission.

Those listed in blue are links to download the required forms:
  • Capacity Building Budget (For capacity building requests only)
  • Project Budget (For programmatic support only)
  • Letter of Agreement (For nonprofits serving as fiscal sponsors only)
  • Staff List – include a detailed list of who will perform the work. Include a brief bio of key persons involved in implementing the programming.
  • Board list – include names and addresses; frequency of board members; and if you have a non-discrimination policy in place.
  • Supplemental materials (optional)
If you have any questions about this application or the guidelines, please contact Arts Mid-Hudson for technical assistance. Grants@artsmidhudson.org   (845) 454-3222