Request for Applications ~ Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts

July 25, 2018

Deadline: September 7, 2018


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 2018 round of applications for the Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts is now open, for requests/projects up to $1000 taking place between October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or be fiscally sponsored by one. If you would like information about fiscal sponsorship through BeaconArts, please contact us.

Application deadline: September 7, 2018 | Apply Online Now: 2018 CLGFA APPLICATION

Grant Deadline Approaching: USArtists International 2018-2019

July 16, 2018

2018 USAI grantee The Young Mothers (TX) funded to perform at NatJazz Festival in Norway and Novara Jazz in Italy. Photo by Erin McKinney.

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-2019 program guidelines and application deadlines. The next deadline is September 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between December 15, 2018 and December 14, 2019. Click here for additional deadlines.


Call for Artists: Flights of Fantasy

We invite Arts Mid-Hudson members to participate in our annual member’s show, held at Arts Mid-Hudson’s Gallery in Poughkeepsie. This year’s theme is Flights of Fantasy. An artist’s imagination can take us on many journeys both real and imagined. Arts Mid-Hudson seeks entries exploring fantastical or unbelievable places or ideas, dreams, fairytales, or works that transport viewers to their own flights of fantasy.

Call for Submissions: Radius 50

July 11, 2018

Open to artists living within a 50 mile radius of Woodstock (as the crow flies.)
Juror: Vittorio Calabrese, Director Magazzino Italian Art
Deadline: Sunday July 15, midnight
Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
Apply Here!

Arts Mid-Hudson Workshop: Beginning Drawing

July 3, 2018

Sunday, July 14th, 10 – 4pm

Shawn Dell Joyce teaches the global skill of drawing in 6 basic component skills: sketching, shading, value, perspective, proportion and composition. If you can sign your name legibly, you can learn how to draw realistically! Click here to reserve your spot.

**All materials included in the price**  Cost: $75 (AMH Members) $85( Non-Members)

July’s Artscast from Arts Mid-Hudson

Calling Artists & Makers for the Beacon Fairy Walk!

May 22, 2018

Calling local Artists and Makers! Help create the first Beacon Fairy Walk coming this September!

Beacon Fairy Walk is a walking theatre production using the enchanted University Settlement Camp in Beacon, NY as its backdrop. Local artists will create the set along the magical path of the play. If you’re interested, please sign up here.  for more information. Or email us at:

Join us and support the Fairies of Beacon! Beacon Fairy Walk is a fiscally sponsored project of BeaconArts (BACA),a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.

Call for Artists: together we create

Dutchess Tourism Poughkeepsie Galleria Mural Project: “What are the highlights of Dutchess County?”

The successful project at the Poughkeepsie Galleria would be a showcase of the best of Dutchess County, from the natural beauty of the outdoors, the Hudson River, and Farm Fresh agriculture, to the significant historic sites, food and beverage of chef culture, colleges, and museums. (more…)

Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery | Call for Artists

Are you an artist or curator in the Mid-Hudson region looking for a space to showcase your work?
We invite you to submit a proposal to Arts Mid-Hudson’s 2019 Gallery schedule. We are looking for new and exciting ideas, and encourage artists working in all 2-D and 3-D visual mediums to submit.

Deadline: July 2, 2018
You can submit your proposal using this online form

The gallery space is 400 sq. feet with professional lighting and located in a visible location along Dutchess Turnpike (Rt. 44) in the town of Poughkeepsie, NY. All shows will include an opening reception and closing Art Brunch where artists and curators will be invited to talk about their work. (more…)

Call for Submissions | Woodstock

Surveying the Landscape 2018. Deadline for applications: May 27. Online applications only. Go to WAAM website for details.
What is land based, eco centric, nature inspired art now? Works in all genres and media will be considered. 10 artists will be selected to show multiple works each in WAAM’s main gallery July 21 – August 26. Open to Artists living within a 50 mile radius of Woodstock. Juried by Thomas Sarrantonio, note landscape painter and professor of painting SUNY New Paltz

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
28 Tinker Street
Woodstock, New York 12498