Program Overview:

Dutchess County established the Dutchess County Poet Laureate in 2016 to honor local outstanding poets, integrate poetry into the community, enrich the education of our young people, and enhance the County’s position as a cultural center in the Mid-Hudson region. Robert Kelly served as the first Dutchess County Poet Laureate and Poet Gold Wilkerson served in both 2017 and 2018. We are now welcoming new nominations for 2019. 

  • Appointment is for a one-year term, allowing for one additional consecutive one-year term based on the availability of the poet.
  • This position is an honorary appointment without salary.
  • The Poet Laureate will have a webpage on the AMH website with a live link on the Dutchess County Government website.

Duties:

The Poet Laureate should shape the position in his/her own way. Duties typically include public activities with schools, community groups, and the press during the year and contact with writers and readers by mail, email and/or through a website. Other duties will include:

  • Presentations of his/her poetry at the State of the County Address in 2019, usually scheduled in the first quarter of the year. 
  • Presentations at other appropriate public events, such as National Poetry Month in April.
  • Advocacy of poetry in the community, including, but not limited to, bringing poetry to school children, projects or programs that promote the appreciation of poetry, or poetry workshops with underserved populations in the community.

Nominations:

Nominations may come from individuals or organizations within or outside Dutchess County. Poets may self nominate.

Criteria:

Nominees for the Dutchess County Poet Laureate must:

  • Reside in Dutchess County for at least two years.
  • Be a published author with a body of high quality work.
  • Be comfortable in the performance of poetry in public.
  • Be interested in presenting a sense of the community through poetry.
  • Be willing to advocate and educate people about poetry.

Review Process:

All nominees for the Dutchess County Poet Laureate will be reviewed by a selection panel consisting of published poetry writers, community members, Dutchess County Library representative, Arts Mid-Hudson staff, and a representative appointed by the Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature and a representative appointed by the Dutchess County Executive. Using the criteria listed above, the panel will make a recommendation for official approval by the Dutchess County Executive.

Deadline to apply is January 2, 2019

AMH welcomes all questions regarding this program and application. For more information on this program, please call Grants & Programs Manager, Lilia Perez at 845-454-3222 or email:  lperez@artsmidhudson.org.

Thank you for your participation in the 2018 Dutchess County Special Funding for the Performing Arts program. We are so pleased and proud to call you our partners in this important funding program.

Please fill out the form below. Remeber that accurate, detailed reporting is essential for the success and future of this funding. 

You will also need to download the attendance form here, (click the link, scroll down to "Manage Your Grant or Award" and click there, then scroll down to Performing Arts Attendance Sheet) fill it out, and upload it back up to this report. 

We are available from 9:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday to answer questions and provide technical support. You may also email grants@artsmidhudson.org at any time.

Deadline for submission is 1/15/2019.  

Please fill out the Quarterly Report form using the following link:  (click to download form). Upload the completed Excel file to this online form.

Provide a brief narrative outlining the actvities supported by the award in the space below.

Indicate for which quarter this report is being submitted. 

Failure to submit this report by the deadline may jeopordize future funding opportunities.

Thank you!

 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). This date was also on the Reporting Help Sheet in the same envelope as the contract and check. If this date is unknown, please reach out to Arts Mid-Hudson.  



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


Attachments:
Final Budget Form (download here)
Attendance by Zip Code for Programmatic Support (download here)
Sample Photo Release Form (download here) for your use


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 Community 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. Artists must be members of Arts Mid-Hudson to exhibit in affiliated Community Galleries. This is a rolling review process with no deadline. 


To become a member of Arts Mid-Hudson click here.


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
  • The Crafted Kup -  44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 


Additional considerations for all gallery locations:

  • Work must be suitable for the gallery - all visual artistic mediums are eligible, 2-D and 3-D
  • Artists exhibiting in Community Gallery spaces are required to install and deinstall their own work. If you required assistance please reach out to AMH at gallery@artsmidhudson.org
  • 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

Please note that we will contact you if an opportunity is available to show your work and we keep all submissions to this program open in case a new showing opportunity arises. Thank you for your interest.

Questions? Please contact Lilia Pérez, Grants and Program Associate:

Phone: (845) 454-3222 | Email: gallery@artsmidhudson.org








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). This date was also on the Reporting Help Sheet in the same envelope as the contract and check. If this date is unknown, please reach out to Arts Mid-Hudson. 

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) 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.


Complete the questions on the final report form, upload required attachments, and submit by the deadline. The deadline is January 15, 2019.

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