BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes 6/28/17

July 26, 2017

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes

Wed June 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Telephone Building, 291 Main St


Introduction- Aaron Verdile, Kelly Ellenwood

Review of current membership numbers

Budget Approval

Fiscal year April 1, 2017- March 31, 2018

State and government grants
Membership income
Fundraising events
Fiscal sponsor management fees
Contributions to Windows on Main
Corporations and individuals

Consultants/ Professional fees
Office supplies
Representation expenses
fundraising expenses
seed project support
Bank fees
rent- office/mailbox
Project Expenses (WOMS)
2nd Sat Live

Motion to approve budget- Approved

Possible event to celebrate BeaconArts’ 15th year- tbd


Keys to the City
8 pianos so far- looking for artists to paint pianos
Fall 2017- installing pianos in public spaces for people, esp children, to play and interact with
Promoting access to the arts and music education for all citizens

Beacon Independent Film Fest– Terry
Finalized film lineup for Sept event- lots of Beacon representation
location of all screenings is University Settlement Camp
’32 Pills’ panel about documentaries, will show clips from film (which will be shown at Woodstock Film Fest)
Made films with kids- to be shown on Sunday- community day
Tickets going on sale in next few weeks
volunteers needed- email

Beacon 3D
All public sculptures have been installed, including city acquisition of Lori Merhige’s sculpture down by City Hall
Opening party to be announced

BAEF- Calico Ball
raised $16,000- funds go to Beacon school district

Beacon Open Studios
April 28-29 are dates for 2018
additional events in works; see calendar on BOS site for info

Windows on Main St– Pam Dailey
BeaconArts is taking over the longtime project this year
proposals due Jul 8
preregistration by June 30
artists propose installation and work with WOMS to select storefronts
businesses can register to express interest in hosting artists- questionnaire for preferences/rules

Beacon & Beyond
BeaconArts at Rhinebeck Bank– opportunity for artists to display work- info distributed

Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Art on the Farm

Towne Crier event- Susan

Lending Library project- Alan

Center for Creative Education Flash Mob event July 2- Donna Mikkelsen

International Grant Deadline: USArtists International 2017-2018

July 24, 2017

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the 2017-2018 program guidelines and application deadlines. Applications for Round I are due September 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between December 15, 2017 and December 14, 2018

“Right To Unmake” CAA panel examines Lego-like creativity

July 18, 2017

The practice of unmaking can be distinguished from remix culture by its granularity (think dismantling a Lego creation into component bricks) and its transformative potential (reassembled Lego sets need not bear any resemblance to the original). Unmaking is also different from the deconstructionist impulse found in post-structuralist literature or architecture, in that unmaking aims less to undermine the stability of the original text than to craft an entirely new one. (more…)

Arts Mid-Hudson: Money for Your Art!

July 12, 2017

Tuesday July 18th, 3 – 4:30 pm

Arts Mid-Hudson staff will lead you through the basics of searching for and finding grant opportunities for your project, program, and/or organization.

Click here to reserve your spot.  (more…)

Haverstraw RiverArts – Call for Artists for September “Live Art” Event

Haverstraw Riverarts & Music Festival: September 24th, 2017

UPDATED 7.27.17: Submission Deadline has been moved to August 3rd. Details and Prospectus are here

Casting: Choice Films and Theatricals

July 11, 2017

Choice Film is currently seeking extras for the upcoming TV series, BIG DOGS. All roles are paid, meals provided, and IMDB credit is given.

They are looking for locals who are interested in being a part of our production.

Anyone interested in becoming an extra should email with a headshot (does not have to be professional headshot) with their contact information.


Artwork Program at Rhinebeck Bank

Artwork Program at Rhinebeck Bank

The A. Eric Arctander Artist Scholarship

July 10, 2017

A. Eric Arctander Artist Scholarship

Grant for visual artists ages 25 – 45

Deadline August 15, 2017

Go to: On the home page click the A.E. Arctander Application. (more…)