Arts Mid-Hudson Announces Funds for Dutchess County


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. 

Deadline to apply is April 12, 2017.

CONTACT: Merritt Minnemeyer: 845-454-3222:

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 proposals 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.

All applicants are encouraged to attend an application workshop to learn more about the program’s funding priorities and how to develop a competitive application. Workshops 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 12, 2017.

Information Sessions will be held in:

Poughkeepsie: Friday, February 24, 2017 from 1:30- 3:00 p.m.
@ Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F

Rhinebeck: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
@ Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery Street

RSVP’s recommended: or; 845-454-3222
The complete guidelines and application materials can be found on our website: