Seeking Artists: The Week of the Young Child

March 2, 2017

On Tuesday April 4th (10am and/or  2pm) we are celebrating the ARTS by inviting local artists to visit our program and discuss their artwork and create a special project with our children.

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for low income families. Every year we celebrate “The Week of the Young Child” (WOYC) sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the WOYC is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.  Please let us know if you are interested by contacting us at 845-562-0380 | : Gillian Ramkalawon at

Please let us know:

  • The time(s) you are available (10am &/2pm)
  • How long you are able to stay (20 minute increments)- this helps us determine how many classrooms you can cover
  • The materials you will need- For example: last year a few artists introduced abstract painting with water colors and we purchased water colors

Arts Mid-Hudson Funding Opportunity

February 22, 2017

partnersDutchess Partners in the Arts Information Session

Friday, February 24,
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Arts Mid-Hudson
696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY

Click here to RSVP.

For more information on this funding,
visit our website:

Arts Mid-Hudson Announces Funds for Dutchess County

February 14, 2017


Arts Mid-Hudson invites organizations to submit funding proposals that contribute to creating a lively arts scene in Dutchess County, including arts exhibitions, music concerts, film series, live theater, unique performances and experiential activities for visitors and residents. 

Deadline to apply is April 12, 2017.

CONTACT: Merritt Minnemeyer: 845-454-3222:


2017 Manitoga Artist Residency Program


June 2 to November 13, 2017

MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center
PO Box 249, Garrison, NY 10524   P: 845-424-3812

We are thrilled that Master of Architecture students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design will design and build a site-specific pavilion at Manitoga inspired by the design legacy of Russel Wright.

Through form, structure, material and process, the pavilion will respond to Manitoga’s rich history and extraordinary sense of place. The full-scale pavilion will be on view during seasonal public tours and special programs. A Members Opening Celebration will be held Saturday, June 10, 5-7pm.  (more…)

Travel Funding Opportunity: USArtists International

February 3, 2017

mid-atlantic-arts-foundationUSArtists International supports performances by American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Applications for Round III are due April 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST for engagements between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

New for this round: Artists and ensembles invited to perform at significant international festivals abroad focused on youth and families are also eligible to apply for USArtists International funding. More Information here (pdf) and here’s the application gateway

Art Business Camp: Learn the ABC’s of Art Business

February 2, 2017


  • Attend a camp setting and learn the business side of art
  • Hear from professionals in the field on topics such as marketing your art,
  • approaching galleries and more!
  • reasonably priced; room and meals included in cost
  • networking and art critique sessions
  • between sessions-enjoy a selection of outdoor activities
  • bring your questions and enjoy the outdoor setting
  • Two outdoor activities included in cost; for third activity an extra $25


Beacon 3D Call for Art – “Bowled Over”

January 30, 2017



Beacon3D ~ Call for Art “Bowled Over”

January 27, 2017

unnamed (29)Beacon3D invites artists to create functional and decorative bowls – ceramic, glass, metal, wood – for an acquisition fundraiser to purchase Lori Merhige’s sculpture, Effluence – shown below – for the permanent collection of Beacon 3D. You may submit as many bowls as you wish. Please price your work affordably and reasonably so that we may maximize sales. There is a 50/50 split between artist and Beacon 3D.

In addition, Lori Merhige will have created very limited edition maquettes of some of her sculptures which will be for sale. For further information, contact Eleni Smolen, founder/director, at or 917.318.2239.
DROP OFF: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Noon – 5 PM
SALE: February 24 – 26, 2017 Noon – 5 PM
PLACE: TheoGanz Studio, 149 Main Street, Beacon, NY

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