Plein Air Painting Group

August 18, 2017


Beacon Historical Society Haunted Ghost Tour ~ Casting Call

August 16, 2017

Beacon Historical Society Ghost ToursOctober 7-8, 2017 with a possible extension through the end of October

More info:

“Path Through History”

Looking for actors to portray the ghosts of the following historical figures:

 Catheryna Rombout “Madam” Brett (any age – she lived until her 90’s) An incredible business woman, strong and independent

Alexander Hamilton (age 20 – 50)

Civil War Captain Abiel T. LaForge (age c. 30 years) A bright star, full of life, loved by everyone, self-educated and a big flirt. He was such a “gemini” that he talked all day (mostly to women) read books and talked all night, and talked in his diaries before bed! He was also a common man but made his way up to the top by gaining the respect of everyone he met.

Howland Librarian Nancy Lamont (age 40 – 65) A spunky, organized and career minded librarian.  She dedicated her whole life to the library

Scripts will be available August 18. Each script will be 10 minutes long. There will be 3-4 tours per evening each day. We would like to have a few rehearsals prior. If you would like to participate with us, please  contact Beacon Historical Society Trustee Robin Lucas at 845-590-6058 or email This tour, in and of itself, is a historical event for Beacon and I’m sure it will be fun for all who participate. We also plan on having a follow-up page to the tour with information and link, and will post a small photo and description for each person who gave us their time! Thank you! (more…)

Brainstorming Workshop!

August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 29th
3 – 4:30 pm

Come on in and bounce your next big idea off of the AMH Grants staff! Our Brainstorming Workshop will get you all suited up for upcoming grant opportunities and help hone your program or organization proposals with time to spare. We will look at specific ideas together as well as opportunities outside of AMH to set you on the path to success.

Click here to reserve your spot
Cost: Free for 2017 AMH Grantees
$10 for AMH Members
$15 for non members

Workshop Located: Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie, NY

Funding Available

August 11, 2017

Over $100,000 Available

  • Individual Artist Commissions
  • Project Grants
  • Arts Learning Grant

    All artistic disciplines are eligible. Grants are available to individual artists, community-based groups and nonprofit organizations to support arts-related activities including: workshops, exhibits, performances, concerts, festivals, screenings, readings, cultural programming, artist-initiated projects, and public school arts residencies in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties.

Deadline: November 15, 2017
Info Sessions Begin: September 11, 2017
Full Information:

Open Call for Musicians

August 8, 2017

Opening for Pianist / Drummer at St. James A.M.E Zion Church

St. James is a warm and welcoming church community looking for an available pianist and drummer for Sunday service and occasional afternoon services. Music selections include traditional hymns and contemporary worship and gospel songs. Choir leading experience for the pianist is a plus. Salary will be discussed during interview.

Pastor: Rev. Lieta Singleton
Service Time: 1030am-130pm
Address: 23 Academy St. Beacon, NY 12508
If interested please send your resumes to:

The Sustainable Arts Foundation

August 4, 2017

Application Guidelines


This year, we have increased our funding and will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. Additionally, we will name ten award finalists.

Our awards offer unrestricted cash, and recipients can use the funds as they see fit.

Our program is an award program that rewards excellence in a creative field (note that this is different from a grant program, in which the application is focused on a proposal for new work).

Our selection process is focused almost entirely on the strength of the submitted portfolio. (more…)