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 CountyCounty SealPrint
  • Excellent and diverse arts programming

deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 11:59 pm – Online

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. Activities should take place during the calendar year 2015.

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 registered non-profit 501(c)(3), and either demonstrate through its mission or programming a commitment to provide excellent arts and/or cultural events in Dutchess County, or serve as a fiscal sponsor for an organization that meets this criteria.

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.

Read the RFP here: DCAC_RFP_Arts_Culture_2015.

Frequently Asked Questions

info session: thursday, april 16 @ 10:30 am

An information session about the funds will be held on Thursday, April 16 @ 10:30 am, at Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, 12603.  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/2015-Dutchess-Funds.

Questions? email grants@artsmidhudson.org or call 454-3222 x 16.

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.

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

Questions in Word format to prepare for online application form.

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 prior to 11:59 pm on Thursday, May 14 at: http://tinyurl.com/2015-Dutchess-RFP.

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Any organization planning to submit a Scope of Services application must:

  • be a registered non-profit 501(c)(3), and either demonstrate through its mission or programming a commitment to provide excellent arts and/or cultural events in Dutchess County, or serve as a fiscal sponsor for a non-incorporated organization that meets this criteria.

and

  • if a new applicant, attend an Informational Meeting on Thursday. April 16 @ 10:30 am OR speak one-on-one with Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH) Program Director Eve Madalengoitia or Arts Mid-Hudson Executive Director Linda Marston-Reid prior to developing a Scope of Services

Questions? call 454-3222 or email: grants@artsmidhudson.org

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