Arts Mid-Hudson

Dutchess County Funds

Arts Mid-Hudson invites qualified organizations to submit a proposal focused on:

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

deadline: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Arts Mid-Hudson (formerly the Dutchess County Arts Council) is requesting 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.

Arts Mid-Hudson 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.

info session: Wednesday, May 14 @ 3:30 pm

An information session about the funds will be held on Wednesday, May 14 @ 3:30 pm, at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie.  All potential applicants should plan to attend to find out more about this program’s guidelines and priorities.  New applicants are required to attend the session. If unable to attend, please contact Arts Mid-Hudson at 454-3222.

If you intend to submit a proposal or would like to RSVP for the seminar, please let us know here: http://tinyurl.com/2014-Dutchess-Funds.  Questions? email grants@artsmidhudson.org or call 454-3222 x 16.

View the full 2014 RFP here: DCAC_RFP_Arts_Culture_2014

Organizations will be required to complete and submit an online Scope of Services application.  Follow this link to begin your application.  You will need to enter an email address and create a password to begin.  If you have previously applied, or have an account on Submittable, you do not need to create a new account.

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 2014 - With details on eligibility for organizations and projects; funding amounts; and the review process of applications.

FY2014 Dutchess Partners in the Arts – QUESTIONS (PDF) to view online form in advance (this is NOT a fillable PDF)

FY2014 Dutchess Partners in the Arts – QUESTIONS - Word document to prepare answers for online submission form

Demographic Summary  - Excel spreadsheet to download, fill out and upload with application

Activity(ies)  – Excel spreadsheet to download, fill out and upload with application

Attendance by Zip Code  - Excel spreadsheet to download, fill out and upload with application

Marketing  - Excel spreadsheet to download, fill out and upload with application

Org Budget form - Word document to download, fill out and upload with application

Project Budget Form - Excel spreadsheet to download, fill out and upload with application, if requesting funding for a specific project

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE DOCUMENTS AND ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS WILL NEED TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE at: http://tinyurl.com/2014-Dutchess-RFP.

Any organization that considers applying for this RFP must:

  • be a Dutchess-based 501(c)(3) organization, that demonstrates through its mission or programming a commitment to provide excellent arts and/or cultural services

and, if a new applicant to this program:

  • attend the Informational Meeting on Wednesday, May 14 @ 3:30 pm at the Cunneen Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie.  RSVP here.

or

  • 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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