Arts Mid-Hudson Annouces Funds for Dutchess County

Dutchess Partners in the Arts Fund Open – deadline April 13, 2018

CONTACT: Merritt Minnemeyer: 845-454-3222 |

Arts Mid-Hudson invites organizations to submit funding proposals that contribute to creating a lively arts scene in Dutchess County, including arts exhibitions, music concerts, film series, live theater, unique performances and experiential activities for visitors and residents.

For over 50 years, Arts Mid-Hudson has taken a lead role in equitably distributing Dutchess County arts and cultural funds to Dutchess County arts organizations, so that both residents and visitors to our region can enjoy a rich offering of arts. Through a partnership with Dutchess Tourism and The Dutchess County Industrial Development Agency (DCIDA), Arts Mid-Hudson is pleased to partner with arts organizations to strategically plan and implement arts offerings. The funds will be distributed as contracts for programming towards creating a vibrant arts scene in Dutchess County.

Arts Mid-Hudson is requesting application that will establish partnerships for arts programming to enhance Dutchess County, and seeks partners that have a history of achievement in the arts, good management and stable finances; and self-sustaining programs with the potential to make a measurable impact. Funding notifications will be sent in May 2018 and a reception will be held for those funded in July 2018.

All applicants are encouraged to attend an application information session to learn more about the program’s funding priorities and how to develop a competitive application. Information sessions are 90 minutes and include time for Q&A. Appointments for individualized feedback on potential initiatives will also be available. The deadline to apply is April 13, 2018.

Information Sessions will be held in:
Beacon: Monday, March 5, 2018 from 3:00- 5:00 p.m. @ Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street

Poughkeepsie: Friday, March 23, 2018 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. @ Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Tnpke, Ste F

RSVP’s recommended: or; 845-454-3222

The complete guidelines and application materials can be found on our website:

Questions? Call 845-454-3222 to find out more about the program or eligibility.