Thursday, April 25, 2019

Arts Mid-Hudson to Award Over $121,000 to 56 Projects Throughout Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties

2019 Decentralization Grant Reception 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 pm

The Barn at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, 220 North Rd. Milton, NY 12547
Arts Mid-Hudson will present grants totaling over $121,000 to artists and organizations throughout Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties. The grants will be made in three categories - Project Grants, Individual Artist Commission, and Arts Learning Grants at an open awards reception held at The Barn at Buttermilk Falls. These grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

39 Community based Project Grants will receive funding in 2019, serving an estimated audience of over 53,000 people. Project Grants support the arts and cultural activities of non-profit groups, organizations and artists in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties. Recipients can be found from Millerton to Beacon, Port Jervis to Newburgh, Phoenicia to Highland, and many more. These include professional and community based arts activities benefiting the general public in theater, visual arts exhibits, workshops cultural activities, festival, and more. Project Grant programs are open to the general public and designed to serve all ages and ethnically diverse populations from all geographic areas of all three counties.

Arts Mid-Hudson is excited to be able to include ten Individual Artist Commissions
in the 2019. This grant program supports the creation of new work by an individual artist, which involves the community in their process or includes a public showing of their work. This is the first year Arts Mid-Hudson has been able to award this many grants in this category.

Arts Learning Grants supports sequential, skill-based workshop series focused on the arts and artistic process. Projects can take place in-school during the school day or in after-school and community based settings for a range of ages. Seven projects were approved for funding to take place during 2019. Projects include visual arts, dance, and theatre among others.

A full list of recipients for each category can be found at the bottom of the release. Please RSVP prior to Thursday, May 7th by calling: 845.454.3222

Funding opportunities for 2020 to be announced in May. See website for details.

The mission of Arts Mid-Hudson is to provide vision and leadership to support thriving and diverse arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Through our art partners, a diverse offering of arts and cultural programs, many free, attract a range of age groups, and are produced across a broad geographic area.

DUTCHESS COUNTY                   
Beacon Arts Community Association - Windows on Main Street - Beacon
Beacon Arts Community Association - Beacon Open Studios - Beacon
Beekman Library - Family-Oriented Musical Arts Program - Hopewell Junction
Common Ground Farm- Sustainable Textiles- Beacon
Cunneen-Hackett Cultural Center - PoughEtry Fest 2019 - Poughkeepsie
Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows/ABC Latino- Latin Colors, Sounds, and Movement - Poughkeepsie
Gwendolyn Laster - Classical Connections-Afro Atlantic, 21st Century and Beyond - Beacon
Millbrook Literary Festival, Inc. - 2019 Millbrook Literary Festival - Millbrook
Northeast Community Council, Inc. - Kinship Circles Hispanic Heritage Festival - Millerton
R.E.A.L. Skills Network - Juneteenth Black Emancipation Event - Poughkeepsie
Steven Myron Holl Foundation - 'T' Space Summer Exhibition Series - Rhinebeck
Walkway Over the Hudson- Nighttime Performance at the Walkway Over the Hudson ­- Poughkeepsie
ORANGE COUNTY             
Cornwall Public Library - Hudson Valley Artists, Musicians and Performers - Cornwall
Four Seasons Chorale, Inc. - Put a Spring in Your Step - Port Jervis
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra- Three Concert Series of the GNSO 18/19 Season - Newburgh
Hudson Valley Society for Music, Inc. - BachFest Concert "Bach the Borrower" - Cornwall
Middletown Concert Chorale, Inc. - Middletown Concert Chorale 2019 Concerts - Middletown
Newburgh Community Land Bank - Artist-In-Vacancy - Newburgh
The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival - The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival - Warwick
ULSTER COUNTY              
Denizen Theatre, Inc - A production of EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan -New Paltz
Elting Memorial Library - Music in the Garden, 2019 - New Paltz
Gardiner Library - Exploring Connections Between Art, Art History and Literature - Gardiner
Gardiner Library - Gardiner Open Studio Tour (GOST) - Gardiner
High Meadow School- Fiesta Latina - Stone Ridge
Highland Public Library - Highland Public Library Comic Fest - Highland
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center - Creative Resilience - Promoting Transgender Artists and Artists of Color - Kingston
Jewish Federation of Ulster County, Inc. - Kingston Multicultural Festival - Kingston
Jing Shuai - Fan Your Talents - Highland
Kingston Midtown Arts District - 2019 Celebration of the Arts - Kingston
Kingston Midtown Arts District- Expanded Drawing at the Department of Regional Art Workers (DRAW) YMCA Kingston and Ulster County - Kingston
Kvistad Foundation - Drum Boogie Festival - Shokan
Opus 40, Inc.- Art Walk Workshops at Opus 40 - Saugerties
Phoenicia Forge Art Center, Ltd. - Flying Cat Music 2019 - Phoenicia
Rabbit Hole Ensemble Inc. - The Time of Our Lives - Woodstock
Saugerties Hudson River Partnership, Inc. - Saugerties Artists Studio Tour - Saugerties
Seed Song Center - Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival - Kingston
The Ashokan Center, Inc. - Summer Hoot 2019 at the Ashokan Center - Olivebridge
The Secret City - The Secret City Art Revival - Woodstock
Visions Story and Art Center - Liquid States, shadow-based theatre performed by Cave Dogs - Accord

Matthew Friday - Our Public Waters - Ulster
Karen E. Gersch - Humanitee Tales - Orange
Hui-Shu C. Jones - An Art Exhibition: Neo-Hudson River Painting - Dutchess
Barbara Masterson - Beyond the Harvest- Ulster
Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) - Que Será, Será: A Life's Journey of Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression - Ulster
Kyaw Naing - Sandaya - Dutchess
Jo'Van O'Neal - From Brick St to The Grave - Orange
Antonella Piemontese - Passage - Dutchess
Bradford Shur - Dragon Circus - Dutchess
Millicent Young - Sculpture for New Dance Performance - Ulster
Education Network for Teachers & Artists, Inc. - Media Literacy: Exploring Truth - Rhinebeck
Family Services, Inc. - Poughkeepsie Youth Theatre (PYT) - Poughkeepsie
Kingston Library - Three interdisciplinary visual /media arts summer workshops for teens - Kingston
Mid-Hudson Heritage Center - Studio to Go - Poughkeepsie
Stringendo, Inc. - Poughkeepsie Initiative After School Music Program - Wappingers Falls
Woodland Pond at New Paltz- Embodied Stories: Dancing Through Generations - New Paltz
Young Men's Christian Association of Kingston and Ulster County - An interdisciplinary arts education program for Starfish Camp for Disadvantaged Youth - Kingston

About Arts Mid-Hudson, Inc.
Arts Mid-Hudson, founded in 1964, is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The mission of Arts Mid-Hudson is to provide vision and leadership to support thriving and diverse arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Programs and activities include: grants to established organizations, community based projects and Arts Education programs; folk arts research and presentation; technical assistance, professional development, and cultural community networking opportunities; awareness and advocacy; and community-wide fundraising efforts. Programs are funded by the Counties of Dutchess and Ulster; the New York State Council on the Arts; and private donors.
For more information on Arts Mid-Hudson:, visit AMH on Facebook or Tumblr, or call 845-454-3222.

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