Arts Mid-Hudson is Now Accepting Nominations for the 33rd Annual Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards

Do you know someone in the Dutchess County community who does good work in or for the Arts? Do you know an outstanding Dutchess County arts organization or business that supports the arts?

Arts Mid-Hudson is requesting nominations from Dutchess County residents and businesses for the 33rd Annual Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards.

There are 11 categories as follows:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Patron 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.

Special Citation Award: recognizes a Dutchess-based individual, organization, business, or project for outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Dutchess County.

Artivist Award: Recognizes a Dutchess-based artist that generously engages the community through their work in 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 service in the arts.

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.

Student 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 3, 2019, working or studying in any arts discipline including visual, performing, literary, film/video, and computer, among others. Nominee must be available to attend the event on October 3. (Note: Supporting attachments are REQUIRED for nominations in this category.)

Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019. Recipients will be selected by an awards panel comprised of professionals in the field.

Award winners will be recognized by Dutchess County’s Executive Marcus J. Molinaro as well as arts, cultural, civic and business leaders, at a festive reception on October 3, 2019.

Nomination forms can be accessed at: and will require (a) the nominee’s name, address, phone, artistic discipline and nomination category; (b) your name, address and phone; and (c) a narrative on why the nominee deserves the award. For additional information call (845) 454-3222; or e-mail

Please note that nominations may not be made for people, businesses, or organizations who have been honored in that category in the last 5 years. A full list of recipients can be found at

Premium sponsorship opportunities are available for the event. Proceeds from the event support the work of Arts Mid-Hudson within Dutchess County.

About Arts Mid-Hudson, Inc.
Arts Mid-Hudson, founded in 1964, is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The mission of Arts Mid-Hudson is to provide vision and leadership to support thriving and diverse arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Programs and activities include: grants to established organizations, community based projects and Arts Education programs; folk arts research and presentation; technical assistance, professional development, and cultural community networking opportunities; awareness and advocacy; and community-wide fundraising efforts. Programs are funded by the Counties of Dutchess and Ulster; the New York State Council on the Arts; and private donors.

For more information on Arts Mid-Hudson:, visit AMH on Facebook or Tumblr, or call 845-454-3222.