Grant Deadline Upcoming: USArtists International 2017-2018

August 31, 2017

USArtists International (USAI) 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. Last year, USAI awarded approximately $750,000 in support of U.S. artists’ performances abroad.

It’s time to apply!

Applications for Round I are due September 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET
for engagements between December 15, 2017 and December 14, 2018. Click here for additional deadlines and program guidelines.

Brainstorming Workshop!

August 24, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 3 – 4:30pm

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

PR 101: Publicizing Artistic Events & Work!

Tuesday, October 24, 3 -5pm

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

With the help of Sandi Sonnenfeld, you will learn how to identify the right media outlets; how to effectively interact and build relationships with relevant journalists and art critics; the difference between a press release and a calendar notice; how to use social media to build an audience for your work, and more!

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

Calling all Photographers for PHOTOcentric 2017

Final entry deadline:
Tuesday, September 5

Call for Entry to PHOTOcentric 2017

International Juried Photography Exhibition. The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison, New York
December 9, 2017 through January 7, 2018
Reception for the Artists, Saturday, December 9, from 5 to 7pm

Cash awards will be given in each of three categories: People/Nature/Open. Plus $1000 Best in Show Award. Enter directly from website. Or see the prospectus below for complete information, and click on the image to take you straight to the entry sign-in.

Plein Air Painting Group

August 18, 2017

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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: beaconhistorical.org

“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 robin@nygroup.com. 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: ArtsMidHudson.org