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

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: or 845-454-3222.


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 either a high school or college student and aged 16 through 22 as of October 7, 2021, 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?


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:

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

Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH), in partnership with Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, will once again curate an art exhibit in the loft space above the Winery’s main building. This project, known as Art in the Loft, is a good opportunity for members of Arts Mid-Hudson to display and sell their work.  Artworks selected for the Art in the Loft exhibit will be entered into the popular Wine Label Competition. The in-person exhibit at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery will be accompanied by a virtual exhibit hosted in Arts Mid-Hudson's virtual gallery.

We invite all AMH member artists to submit work to be juried for inclusion in Art in the Loft. There is no entry fee; however, you must be an AMH member.  You can become a member here: 

Contact Arts Mid-Hudson to confirm your membership status – (845) 454-3222 or Additional considerations:

  • Artists may submit up to three wall-hanging artwork for consideration
  • Artist must be a resident of the mid-Hudson Region
  • Artwork must be able to hang on the wall and may not exceed 38”
  • Work must be for sale
  • Work must be suitable for exhibition and wine label (as determined by jury)
  • Winners of the wine label competition for the past two years are ineligible to enter (2019 & 2020).
  • Artists are responsible for delivering artwork to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery week of May 17-21
  • Arts Mid-Hudson and the Millbrook Winery will take every caution with the artwork, however, artists must provide their own insurance if desired. Please note that the space is not climate controlled
  • AMH commission on work sold as a result of the exhibition will be 25% - visitors to the exhibit can purchase work through the Winery.

Key Dates:

  • May 17-21, 2021, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Dates for artists to deliver artwork to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
  • TBA Opening reception
  • TBA Closing reception and Wine Label Competition winner announcement.

Arts Mid-Hudson and Millbrook Vineyards will promote the exhibition through press releases, social media, and printed announcements.

The space at Art in the Loft is a long hallway running down the center of the loft of the barn. The "loft" is 95 feet long, 10.5 feet wide and 6 feet high. (The ceiling is much higher.) The wall space is not continuous. Windows, which look down into the pressing room, are set into the wall every 9 feet or so, breaking the exhibition space into 14 sections with adjustable track lighting.    

Twelfth Annual Wine Label Competition: Artworks selected for Art in the Loft exhibit will be featured for the popular Wine Label Competition. The winner will be announced at a culminating event during early November, and the art with the most votes will be featured on bottles sold at the Winery. Millbrook Winery has the first option to purchase the winning art.

The following information is also required of all 2021 Decentralization Grant Program grantees.

The contract and disbursement form must be uploaded to this form. No materials will be accepted by email.

Please submit all materials by Monday, April 19, 2021.

Click here to download the Project Budget Form

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