Arts Mid-Hudson

Dutchess County Funds

Arts Mid-Hudson will soon invite qualified organizations to submit a proposal focused on:

  • Creating a lively Arts Scene in Dutchess County
  • Excellent and diverse arts programming

Arts Mid-Hudson (formerly the Dutchess County Arts Council) will soon request proposals that will establish partnerships for arts programming to enhance the Dutchess County region.  We seek partners that have a history of achievement in the arts, good management and stable finances; and self-sustaining programs with the potential to make a measurable impact.

Arts Mid-Hudson is a nonprofit arts service organization founded in 1964, dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in Dutchess County and the Mid-Hudson Valley region.

Who can submit a proposal?

An applicant organization must be a Dutchess County based 501c3 organization that demonstrates through its mission or programming a commitment to provide excellent arts and/or cultural events.

The DCAC is interested in partnering with institutions that contribute to creating a lively arts scene in Dutchess County, including proposals for arts exhibitions, music concerts, film series, live theater, unique performances and experiential activities for visitors and residents.

Proposals will be in the form of a Scope of Services, and shall include a detailed description of the program(s), budget, expected impact, anticipated audience served and marketing and promotion plans. Contracts will be awarded on information provided and the ability of the organization to fulfill the contract.

See 2013 full RFP here: DCAC_RFP_Arts_Culture_FINAL

Organizations will be required to complete and submit an online Scope of Services application.   Follow this link, read the guidelines and click the ‘submit’ button to begin your application.  You will need to enter an email address and create a password to begin.

All documents and materials for submission are available through the above link.  You may also view and download the following documents to prepare your Scope of Service submission:

FAQ’s – With details on eligibility for organizations and projects; funding amounts; and the review process of applications.

Partners in the Arts QUESTIONS - Word document to prepare answers for online submission form

Attachment A   - Excel spreadsheet to download and fill out

Attachment B  – Excel spreadsheet to download and fill out

Attachment C  - Excel spreadsheet to download and fill out

Attachment D  - Excel spreadsheet to download and fill out

Organizational Budget form - Word document to download and fill out

Project Budget Form – Excel spreadsheet to download and fill out if requesting funding for a specific project


Any organization that considers applying for this RFP must:

  • attend the Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 5 @ 2 pm
    at the Cunneen Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie


  • speak one-on-one with DCAC Program Director Eve Madalengoitia or DCAC President Linda Marston-Reid prior to developing a Scope of Services

Questions? call 454-3222

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Light writing workshop at closing of exhibit, Golden Anniversary: 50 Years of Mid-Hudson Artists