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Please scroll down to see all opportunities. Arts Mid-Hudson administers New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties,with annual competitive grants awarded to artists, schools, community groups, and arts organizations. Funding also is available through Dutchess County Partners in the Arts, and Ulster County Cultural Services and Promotion Fund.

Current Opportunities:  Decentralization Grant Program – Community Arts Grants and Individual Artist Commission | Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund

Decentralization Grant Program



Arts and Cultural Projects in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties

2021 Deadline: November 12, 2020

Click here for Complete Information on the 2021 Decentralization Grant Program

Information relating to the 2021 Decentralization Grant Program will become available Summer 2020. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be notified when the application, guidelines, and resources are posted.

Project Grants – support arts and cultural activities that may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, workshops, performances, festivals, concerts, plays, temporary installations, screenings or readings.

The Individual Artist Commission – supports the creation of new work by an individual artist. Can engage a particular community in the artist’s creative process and/or presentation.

Arts Learning GrantNote: We will accept submissions to this category in early 2021 supports sequential, skill-based workshop series focused on the arts and artistic process. Projects can take place in-school during the school day and/or in after-school and community-based settings for youth and/or senior learners

These awards 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.

Questions? call 454-3222 or email: [email protected]

Previously Funded Programs:

DEC 2020 Grantee List

DEC 2019 Grantee List

DEC 2018 Grantee List

DEC 2017 Grantee List

DEC 2016 Grantee List

DEC 2015 Grantee List

Dutchess County Funds

Dutchess Partners in the Arts

Update 10/29/2020: Information about Dutchess Partners in the Arts will be posted here before the end of 2020. Thank you for your patience.

The deadline for the 2020 Dutchess Partners in the Arts has passed.

What is Dutchess Partners in the Arts (DPA)?

For over 50 years, Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH) has taken a lead role in equitably distributing Dutchess County arts and cultural funds to Dutchess County arts organizations, so that both residents and visitors to our region can enjoy a rich offering of arts.

Through a partnership with the Office of the County Executive and Dutchess Tourism, AMH is pleased to partner with arts organizations to support capacity building initiatives and implement arts offerings. We seek partners that have a history of achievement in the arts, good management, stable finances, and self-sustaining programs with the potential to make a measurable impact.

New for 2020: This cycle of awards will include support for capacity building initiatives and programmatic support. Eligible nonprofit arts organizations may submit one request for each category.

Capacity Building Initiatives support initiatives which grow the capacity of arts and cultural organizations in Dutchess County.

Programmatic Support funds may be used for arts and cultural events, new and existing, which engage visitors and residents of Dutchess County.

2019 Dutchess Partners in the Arts Awardees

  • BeaconArts – Windows on Main Street
  • County Players, Inc. – Expanding the County Players Audience
  • Dutchess County Arts Association – BAC Outreach & Marketing Program
  • Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows – Latin Colors Sounds and Movements
  • Mid-Hudson Heritage Center – La Guelaguetza 2019
  • Mid-Hudson Heritage Center – Upcycle Fair: Every Day Art
  • New York Stage and Film Company, Inc – 2019 Powerhouse Season
  • Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra – Audience Growth Through Collaborations
  • Pawling Concert Series, Inc. – Presentation of 5 Concerts
  • Steven Myron Holl Foundation, Inc. – ‘T’ Space Summer Exhibition Series
  • The Bannerman Castle Trust – 2019 Presenting Season on Bannerman Island
  • The Wassaic Project Inc – Wassaic Project 2019 Festivals
  • Upstate Films, Ltd – Year Round Cinema Services
  • Village Halloween Parade, Inc. – The 12th Annual Sinterklaas!






Previously Funded Programs:

DPA 2018 Awardee List

DPA 2017 Awardee List

DPA 2016 Awardee List

DPA 2015 Awardee List

Ulster County Funds

Ulster County Cultural Services and Promotion Fund

Deadline: November 23, 2020

The Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund (UCCSPF) is a funding resource dedicated to maintaining the artistic and cultural assets of Ulster County through capacity building initiatives (CBI). Financial resources for this program have been made available by the Ulster County Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH). Established nonprofit arts organizations or artistic programs that have been in existence for three or more years and have a record of success shall be eligible and encouraged to apply for funding.

Click here to download the 2020 UCCSPF Guidelines

Click here to submit a Proposal for Funding

Take advantage of free technical assistance! The AMH Grants Team is available to help you brainstorm, discuss eligibility, and provide feedback on drafts and budgets.

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If you have quick questions, please email [email protected]

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2019 Funded Programs:

  • Arm of the Sea Productions, Inc. – Developing Savvy Social Media Strategies
  • Huguenot Historical Society – Master Site Plan
  • Jewish Federation of Ulster County – Reher Center Audience Development Project
  • Kingston Midtown Arts District – Clarifying Branding Identity
  • Kingston Midtown Arts District – Made in Kingston
  • Kvistad Foundation – Drum Boogie Festival
  • Mount Tremper Arts – Watershed Laboratory and Community Programs
  • O Postive Festival – 2019 O Positive Festival
  • Phoenicia Arts Center, Ltd – Flying Cat Music – 2019 Capacity Building Budget
  • Pine Hill Community Center – PHCC Free Monthly Music Series
  • Rabbit Hole Ensemble, Inc. – The Time of Our Lives
  • Rosendale Theatre Collective – The Love/Death Plays
  • Saugerties Hudson River Partnership – Saugerties Artists Studio Tour
  • Shadowland Artists, Inc. – Building for the Future
  • The Secret City – The Secret City – Woodstock Development
  • Voice Theatre, Inc. – Marketing Expansion for Voice Theatre
  • Woodstock Artists Association, Inc. – Expanded Staff Position
  • Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild – Support for Exhibitions at Keiner/James Center
  • Woodstock Symphony Orchestra – Improve Online Presence



Previously Funded Programs:

UCCSPF 2018 Awardee List

UCCSPF 2017 Awardee List

UCCSPF 2016 Awardee List

UCCSPF 2015 Awardee List

Manage Your Grant or Award

Follow the links below for reporting & info

Decentralization Grant Program:

2020 Decentralization Program Grantees:

Interim Report Form

Final Report Form

Please note: Grantees selected their final report date on the Grantee Information Form. Changes to deadlines are allowed on a case by case basis and must be confirmed with the Grants & Programs Manager prior to the original deadline. If you have questions about your reporting deadlines, please email [email protected]

Attendance by Zip Code (File download)

Funding Credit Instructions (File download)

This project is 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.

Logos to download below (.jpgs)

Arts Learning Grant Budget (Download)

Individual Artist Commission Budget (Download)

Project Grant Budget (Download)


Dutchess County Partners in the Arts


Current Dutchess Partners in the Arts Grantees are required to submit the following reports to Arts Mid-Hudson:

Programmatic Support:

Quarterly Report Form

Quarterly Report Attendance by Zip Code (File download)

Final Report Form

Programmatic Support Funding Credit and Logos

Capacity Building Initiative:

Interim Report Form (Capacity Building Initiatives only)

Final Report Form

Capacity Building Initiative Funding Language and Logos

If you have questions about reporting deadlines, please contact [email protected]


Ulster County Cultural Services and Promotion Fund

Please refer to your contract for reporting deadlines or contact the Grants & Program Manager
UCCSPF Final Report (Link to Submittable)

AMH Final Budget (Download)

UCCSPF Attendance by Zip Code (Only for programmatic support)

UCCSPF Funding Credit Language and Logo (Download)

Program Auditors



Fiscal Sponsorship

Arts Mid-Hudson has offered a Fiscal Sponsorship program for individual artists and non-incorporated organizations or groups.  This program is currently under evaluation and we are no longer accepting new applicants until the evaluation process has completed. Current artists and groups under our Fiscal Sponsorship program continue to be served – donors can make contributions under the Ways to Support tab.

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