Request for Applications ~ Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts

July 25, 2018

Deadline: September 7, 2018

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION & GUIDELINES

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

BeaconArts announces new Board of Directors and Officers for 2018

February 20, 2018

Rick Rogers


BeaconArts’ 2018 President Rick Rogers.

At its Annual Meeting on January 31, 2018, Beacon’s arts community voted in four new Board Members, adding to the 5 current members that will continue their terms.

The 2018 Executive Committee and Members-at-Large for BeaconArts are:

Rick Rogers, President
Theresa Goodman, Vice President
Aaron Verdile, Treasurer
Linda Pratt Kimmel, Secretary

Board Members-at-Large:

Hanny Ahern
Karlyn Benson
Christina Jensen
Meghan Goria
Terry Nelson

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ArtTalk February 2018

February 7, 2018

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ArtTalk January 2018

January 22, 2018

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ARTtalk December 2017

December 20, 2017

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Arts Mid-Hudson Arts Cast November 2017

November 3, 2017

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes 9/27/17

October 7, 2017

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes

Wed September 27, 2017

Center for Creative Education

6:30 doors, 7:00 meeting

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Congratulations Beacon Buzzers 2017 Battle of the Books Champs!

August 22, 2017

On Saturday, August 19th, the 2nd Annual MHLS High School Battle of the Books was held at Poughkeepsie Day School. Battle of the Book is a national Summer Reading Program for middle and high school students in the five-county region of the Mid-Hudson Library System. The Beacon team faced off against Beekman Library in the final battle and took home the first place banner which is now on display at the library.
Congratulations to Beekman (2nd Place) and Kingston (3rd Place).

Stay tuned, the Beacon Bees compete in the Middle School battle on September 16th!