September 2018 Artscast

September 4, 2018

Arts Mid-Hudson Launches Monthly Newburgh Arts & Action Mixer

NEWBURGH: Arts Mid-Hudson has launched a monthly mixer in Newburgh to connect artists, community members, local elected officials and business leaders in an effort to bridge connections with the arts community. The first of these mixers will be on Tuesday, September 11, with a goal is to provide Orange County creatives with an opportunity to meet and learn about arts-related activities, opportunities and possible collaborations in the community. It promises to be a valuable opportunity for anyone involved in the arts in the Newburgh/Orange County area.

The mixer is a collaborative effort with community partners: Grit Works, Newburgh Art Supply, Orange County Arts Council, Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery, and Thornwillow Institute.

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. The mixer begins at 6:00 p.m. with a social period and then moves into an agenda. Attendees are invited to bring promotional materials and business cards.

Location: Thornwillow Institute, 7 S Lander St, Newburgh, NY. Food available for purchase provided by Caffe Macchiato. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested but not required: Future Newburgh Arts & Action mixers will take place on the second Tuesday of the month, same time and location.

Funding Available

August 8, 2018

Funds support arts-related activities, which may include workshops, exhibits, performances, concerts, festivals, screenings, readings, cultural programming, artist-initiated projects, and public school arts residencies in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties. Complete eligibility and guidelines for all three categories here. (more…)

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Opportunity

You are invited to submit a proposal to exhibit your sculpture at a new art park in Mt. Tremper NY, next to the upscale Emerson Resort and Spa. It is at a train station operated by “Rail Explorers” pedal-power rail rides. (See site photos attached.) An acre or two of open grass with an ample parking area. Very high visibility from Rt 28, a well traveled tourist road. Road traffic pauses at the train crossing gates while rail cars cross the road, about once every hour. The station building will become an “ARTS INFO DEPOT”, Where local artists and arts groups can display brochures, posters, flyers, business cards and hang interior art installations. The roadside billboard will say: “Arts Information Here!” (more…)

Workshop: Business 101 for Artists and Makers

July 30, 2018

If you love to create, and want to sell your products, this 5-week class will get you started with practical advice, money-saving tips, and personal guidance. Appropriate for artists, crafters, photographers, designers and creators of all types.
Dates & Time: All Classes are from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  1. Developing Your Brand: Thursday, August 2, 2018
  2. Marketing and Social Media: Thursday, August 9, 2018
  3. Pricing Your Handmade Products: Thursday, August 16, 2018
  4. Selling Your Products: Thursday, August 23, 2018
  5. Record-Keeping & Course Review: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Click here to reserve your spot.
Cost: All 5 Sessions – $125 (AMH Members) $135 (Non Members)
Individual Courses – $35 (AMH Members) $45 (Non Members)
Instructor: Karen Berelowitz – Click here for full details on workshop

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. (more…)

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