Arts MidHudson Grant Programs

July 6, 2015

artsmidhudsonDecentralization Grant Program

More funds!  Arts Mid-Hudson will have additional funds to re-grant for projects in 2016 – start planning your projects NOW! for 2016 in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties.

The Decentralization Program supports:

  • Project Grants
  • Individual Artist Commissions
  • Public School Artist Residencies

Do you have an idea for a project?
Do you need help applying?
The deadline to apply for a grant will be in November 2015, with info sessions and brainstorming workshops beginning in July. Arts Mid-Hudson is interested in helping individual artists, community groups, and not for profit organizations develop and apply for new programs to enrich the arts offerings in our region. We encourage all to come to one of the info sessions or contact Arts Mid-Hudson directly to learn more about the program, how to develop a competitive proposal and what steps are needed to apply.
Sign up here to make sure you are included in our email list to get dates for info sessions and updates about the Decentralization program throughout the year. Also see our website here.

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Call for Submissions: Voices of the River TO: Pete Seeger

hud-3-windows-to-a-walker-and-a-river-21Call for short stories, short poetry (about a page or less) songs, photos / other visual works related to river.

Deadline: August 1, 2015

Voices of the River TO: Pete Seeber  is a sequel to the 1978 anthology, From The Hudson to the World, Voices Of the River, a collection of Native American stories + modern poetry to the Hudson (intro by Pete Seeger). The nature of book-in-process, Voices of the River To: Pete Seeger is a chorus of local (Hudson region) and global (beyond Hudson) poets / artists to, preferably, the Hudson and, secondarily, other rivers.

The book is a collection of works of imagination having an ‘eco’ spark to and about the river, for which he fought. No submission fees, just inspired / inspiring (preferably brief) works.

Anticipated date of publication is Fall 2015.

Image: Hud 3 windows to a walker and a river, photo by Charles Hayes

See Submission Guide Lines here: (more…)

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June 30, 2015

Auditions: SWEENEY TODD Dates: Saturday, August 1 at 1:00 PM, Sunday, August 2 at 7:00 PM. Callbacks: August 3rd and 4th at The CENTER For Performing Arts, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 At Rhinebeck. Needed: Male and Female singers/actors/dancers ages 18 – 60. Prepare: 16 bars of a song from the show or in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key. A pianist will be provided. Readings from the script will be at callbacks. Bring: Your personal schedule/calendar and be prepared to list all of your conflicts. Performance dates: October 23—November 15, 2015 (Fridays through Sundays).

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Part Time Admin Help Wanted at Beacon Music Factory

June 21, 2015

BMF plainMonday through Thursday, 3PM-7:30PM

Admin assistant/front desk

Work includes, but not limited to: (more…)

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Wanted: Gallery Intern – Summer 2015

June 19, 2015

rwglogogoldwRiverWinds Gallery Art Intern – Summer 2015

RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St, Beacon, NY, is looking for a summer art intern July – August to learn about running a gallery.  RiverWinds is a multi-faceted art space featuring over 45 of the finest Hudson Valley artists; Traditional fine art including paintings and photography, and contemporary crafts, including jewelry, cards, ceramics, scarves and hand dyed yarn.  The Gallery is the longest-running gallery in Beacon, and for two years in a row have been voted Best Gallery in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine. (more…)

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Auditions for Play at CPAR

June 18, 2015

Auditions: SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO , portraying FDR’s struggle with polio after his 1921 diagnosis, and his decision to continue his political career. Dates: Sat., July 25th at 1:00 PM and Sunday July 26 at 7:00 PM at The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rte 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Needed: Adults aged 20 – 60, boys aged 6 – 14, a girl aged 16. Readings will be from the script. All parts are open. No appointment necessary. Bring: Your personal schedule/calendar and be prepared to list all of your conflicts. Performance dates: October 2 – 11, 2015 For further information:

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Shattemuc Yacht Club Paint Out

May 31, 2015

Paint Out at Shattemuc Yacht Club

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Volunteer for Beacon Riverfest!

May 30, 2015

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Thank You!

All of our Beacon Riverfest 2015 Volunteer Positions have been filled


If you would like to volunteer for Beacon Riverfest 2016

email with “volunteer” in the subject

and we will be in touch!

We need folks for 2-hour shifts to work:

– Street Team/Poster Distribution
– Front of House/Box Office
– Security/Peacekeeping
– T-Shirt Booth
– Photographer’s Assistant
– Load Out / Clean Up alongside Beacon Riverfest partner Zero to Go

What YOU get for volunteering:

– A Beacon Riverfest T-Shirt
– Admission to Beacon Riverfest 2015
– Opportunity to be a part of the BRF/BeaconArts Community
– An interesting “community service” item for your resume

For all of the details about Beacon Riverfest, go to

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Windows on Main 2015: Street Call for Artists

May 17, 2015

In 2015, Windows on Main Street invites local artists to take part in a fresh start of Windows on Main Street.

For the 11th exhibition, this year marks two new Project Leaders: Teresa Marra and Diana Currie.

Key Dates:

May 22: Application deadline

•June 30: Artist’s statement due

•August 3–7: Installations (send us your photos!)

•August 8: Second Saturday Event – TBD

•September 12: De-installation; Closing Party – TBD

Ready To Submit?

Email with your proposal! We’re excited to hear from you!!

Theme: Industrial/Metal

After looking back on past exhibits we have found that a loose theme is really helps guide artists and helps the project have a more cohesive feel.

The theme for 2015 will be Industrial/Metal. You can interpret this theme however you choose, whether it’s through materials, concepts, colors, etc. (more…)

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WOMS Sponsorship Opportunities

May 14, 2015

WOMS BannerHelp put on Beacon’s summer art extravaganza! Windows on Main Street is doing it a little differently this year. We’re taking it up a notch and offering artists juried prizes for the best work on Main. We’re hoping to blast our little community event out there further and harder than we ever had, and we hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Sponsorship Levels
Get on the map: We print our sponsors’ information on the back of the 5,000 maps we distribute throughout town over the summer. See a sample map for an example of sizes.

Individual Sponsor: $25. Your name or website is listed!
1×1 Sponsor: $100. Logo only
2×2 Sponsor: $150. Logo + Address
4×4 Sponsor: $500. “Your ad here” — send us your artwork for a 4″ x 4″
As a sponsor of Windows on Main Street, your information will be listed on the following promotional materials for all of our events.

Press releases to New York City and local news, publications, websites, and art organizations
Posters and flyers distributed locally.
The Map, which will be available to visitors along Main Street for the duration of the event.
On our Main Street banner and event signage.
Listed as a sponsor on our website, including a hyperlink to your website.
Listed on our Facebook page, with a link to your Facebook page or website.
If you have questions, please email Teresa Marra at Learn more about our project at

Want to be a sponsor?

Windows on Main Street greatly appreciates any and all donations made. All the proceeds go directly to making this project as big and as awesome as possible! Thank you!

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