Call for Photography Show Us the Spirit of Beacon!

July 29, 2018

Deadline: August 1st

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street – Beacon

What does The Spirit of Beacon mean to you?

HPL and the Spirit of Beacon Day Committee are looking for photographs that best capture the essence of The Spirit of Beacon. What makes our community so unique? Can you capture it in an image? Is it the beautiful mountains, the historic architecture, the connection to the river, the vibrant community, all of the above or something else? Share your vision with us! Photographers of ALL ages and skill levels are invited to submit their original photos. (more…)

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