Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts

October 12, 2021

Gwen Laster and Creative Strings Improvisers Orchestra, 2019 Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts Grant Recipient

Applications now being accepted

Deadline: November 24, 2021

The goal of the Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts is to fund Beacon projects not generally supported by other area arts organizations, including individual artist’s projects, unique exhibition, performance or public art projects, arts education programs, and community projects that promote area artists and arts activities and that draw attention to the valuable role of arts and culture in our community.

To honor Clara Lou Gould upon the occasion of her retirement after 18 years of service as Beacon’s Mayor, and in recognition of her support of arts and culture in Beacon, BeaconArts created a special Fund for the Arts named for Beacon’s former Mayor. Because Mayor Gould was born and raised in Cold Spring but spent most of her adult life in Beacon, the arts fund is designed to support arts and cultural projects and activities in the Greater Beacon community, including projects that may be initiated outside Beacon but benefit the arts community in the Beacon area of New York.

The Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County.

The 2021 round of applications for the Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts is now open, for projects taking place between December 1, 2021-November 30, 2022.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or be fiscally sponsored by one. You can find more information about fiscal sponsorship through BeaconArts here.

Application deadline: November 24, 2021

Apply Online Now: 2021 CLGFA APPLICATION

Call for Proposals

December 11, 2019

Arts Mid-Hudson invites artists and curators to propose gallery exhibits for our 2020 Gallery schedule.

Curators are encouraged to submit proposals for exhibits which either have artists already identified or would rely on an open call for submissions. Arts Mid-Hudson is able to facilitate open calls with the assistance of the curator. Arts Mid-Hudson may set location restrictions on eligibility for open calls with a focus on the mid-Hudson region and Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties.


Bookkeeper Needed

Bannerman Castle Trust: It would be an 8 hour a week position, requiring someone experienced in Quickbooks. Please contact Laurie Clark at

Call for Artists & Poets

Deadline: January 29, 2020
Arts Mid-Hudson seeks poetry and visual art submissions for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition, Poets Respond to Art, which will be on view at Arts Mid-Hudson’s gallery March 27 – April 26, 2020. Selected visual art submissions will be compiled and made available to the selected poets; poets will then choose one of the art pieces to respond to through their work. The poems and artwork will be displayed together in the final exhibit. Eligibility: Artists and Poets must primarily reside in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Columbia, Greene, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, or Westchester Counties in New York State. Details and Submission form for Visual Artists and Poets.

ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencies in St. Petersburg, Russia for US and International Artists and Curators

The ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency program provides opportunities for international artists and curators to conduct research, create new work, and collaborate with the arts community in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each residency is designed to enable visiting artists and curators to learn about the Russian arts community, develop their own work, and share their practices with local artists and audiences.

New this year! CEC ArtsLink is adding a new component to the Residency program in 2020 to support follow-up projects by Back Apartment Residency Alumni. Past participants are invited to apply for 2-4 week residencies at the Back Apartment in St. Petersburg for projects which build on their previous visit through collaboration, research and/or partnerships with local organizations and artists. 

Deadline: December 16, 2019
About the Residencies
Application and Guidelines

Event Listing

September 11, 2019

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Call for Artists – Rockland Arts Festival

August 16, 2019

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT! Rockland Arts Festival is accepting free application submissions from ARTISTS, CREATIVES and ART ORGANIZATIONS via through Monday, August, 19, 2019.

Rockland Arts Festival will be held at the Goswick Pavillion and Art Rittenberg Field at the base of the Piermont Pier at 95 Ferry Road in beautiful Piermont, New York. The festival will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 12pm to 4pm (rain date September 29th).

Each space is 10′ x 10′ and only $25 per artist or organization. Artists must have executed all works on display. This is a juried event and applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday August 26, 2019.

Please email your questions to:

Call for Artists & Makers

All work offered must be original and made in the Mid-Hudson region.Work should be made by hand or with the use of artists’ tools, whether it is a potter’s wheel or hi-tech printer, and should be made with the artist’s individual vision in mind. Must be a member of Arts Mid-Hudson to participate. Not a member? Not a problem. Click here for membership.

Deadline to apply is August 16, 2019

Opening Reception: November 1, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Closing: December 21, 2019 Location: Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie, NY
*Artists will be notified of acceptance after the deadline

Apply here