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Ways to support the arts

We welcome our community’s support, which ranges from corporate sponsorships, individual and business memberships, to volunteering and internships.  Arts Mid-Hudson is dedicated to ensuring that all in our region have access to the thriving and diverse arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley, and your support makes a real difference.

For Artists
Choreographed by 2012 Artist Fellow, Susan Osberg – performance at the Dorsky Museum of Art.

Choreographed by 2012 Artist Fellow, Susan Osberg – performance at the Dorsky Museum of Art.

Individual Artists are the building blocks for a strong and vibrant arts community. Throughout the year, Arts Mid-Hudson provides technical assistance, job referrals, and other professional development services to artists and organizations that serve artists in Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties. Through networking opportunities and providing opportunities to exhibit and sell their work, Arts Mid-Hudson strengthens the cultural ecosystem in our region, ensuring that artists are able to live and work in the Mid-Hudson Community.

MEMBERSHIPS

We have added new benefits over the last year and anticipate new ones in 2016!
(Click here for a full list of membership benefits)

Basic: $50 + (JOIN BY CLICKING HERE)

  • ArtScene mailings plus our weekly e-newsletter
  • Discounts to Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH) conferences, and discounts on AMH publication advertising
  • Valuable discounts at local merchants and arts organizations in Dutchess, Ulster & Orange counties. Use link at top for a complete list of member benefits.
  • Free notary public service (call AMH 845.454.3222)
  • Free one year subscription to Hudson Valley Magazine (non-tax deductible value = $9)

Additional benefits for artists include: *blog feature on our website, one hour consultation, exhibition & networking opportunities.

Supporter: $100 + (JOIN BY CLICKING HERE)

All the above BASIC MEMBER benefits plus:

  • Dental insurance group plans for eligible employer groups and self-employed.  Call (845) 567-3930           x 107 (New Horizons Asset Management) for additional information.
  • Valuable discounts at local merchants and arts organizations in Dutchess, Ulster & Orange counties. Use link at top for a complete list of member benefits.

Patron: $250 + (JOIN BY CLICKING HERE)

All the above benefits plus:

  • New! Yearly membership to Downing Film Center in Newburgh for just $6!
  • Valuable discounts at local merchants and arts organizations in Dutchess, Ulster & Orange counties. Use link at top for a complete list of member benefits.

Benefactor: $500 + (JOIN BY CLICKING HERE)

All the above benefits plus:

  • Four tickets to Centerstage Productions at CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
  • Valuable discounts at local merchants and arts organizations in Dutchess, Ulster & Orange counties.Use link at top for a complete list of member benefits.

 A-list SILVER: $1,000 + (JOIN BY CLICKING HERE)

All the above benefits plus:

  • Admission for two to Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards (October) and Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards (June)
  • Valuable discounts at local merchants and arts organizations in Dutchess, Ulster & Orange counties.Use link at top for a complete list of member benefits.

 A-list Gold: $5,000 +  (JOIN BY CLICKING HERE)

All the above benefits plus:

  • Table for 10 to the Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards (October) and Ulster County Executive’s Arts
    Awards (June)
  • Private party for 20 at Arts Mid-Hudson gallery
  • Valuable discounts at local merchants and arts organizations in Dutchess, Ulster & Orange counties.Use link at top for a complete list of member benefits.

SENIOR, STUDENTS *- $25 (JOIN BY CLICKING HERE)

(Seniors age 65+; Students to 23 yrs. ID required)
Basic member benefits available at this level.  Use link at top for a complete list of member benefits.

Organization Memberships

We have added new benefits over the last year and anticipate new ones in 2016!
Click here for a list of current benefits for organization and business members.

  • ArtScene mailings plus our weekly e-newsletter
  • Event listing in ArtsScene e-newsletter
  • Listing in Annual Program Book
  • Networking opportunities
  • Discounts on Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH) conferences, workshops, classes and publications
  • Discounts on AMH publication advertising
  • Free notary public service (call AMH 845.454.3222)
  • Health insurance and dental insurance group plans for eligible employer groups and self-employed.  Call (845) 567-3930  x 107 (New Horizons Asset Management) for additional information.
  • Discounts at local merchants and arts organizations in Dutchess & Ulster counties.
    Use link above for a complete list of Organizational Member benefits.

Benefits offered to Arts-related Organizations: 

  • 1 hour on-site Technical Assistance/ Professional Development Consultation
  • Blog feature on AMH website*
  • Profile in Hudson Valley News*
  • Discounts on public service announcements on WAMC*

*based on availability

Volunteering

Volunteers-auction32We could not do the work that we do without our valued volunteers!  If you’d like to join in, whether for one project or an ongoing schedule, fill out our simple application and email it to info@artsmidhudson.org  . Call our offices if you have any questions : 845-454-3222

Volunteer Application

We look forward to working with you!

Interns

Intern Profiles

stelaStela Nikolova

Stela Nikolova worked at Arts Mid-Hudson as a Project Assistant for the Student Resource Directory during 2016. Her work included researching arts and cultural organizations, confirming information from each organization, and coding the organization’s work and location. This was a vital project that Arts Mid-Hudson uses to share information about arts resources for regional high school students. The completed directory will be printed and eventually online.

 

 

Alexis-Photo-226x300 (1)Alexis Seijas

Alexis is with Arts Mid-Hudson for the spring of 2016. She is a senior at Marist College with a major in Digital Media and a double minor in Business Administration and Graphic Design. Alexis as always loved art and design, and loves to work in both digital and traditional art media. She has been a graphic design intern at an advertising agency as well as a small health center in northern New Jersey, and plans to continue her graphic design work as she graduates.

 

Sheryll-Gainer-250x300Sheryll Gainer
A full time Student at Dutchess Community College that graduating with a science degree of Visual Arts, her goal is to learn as much as she can about the art as she departs to earn her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design. She is presently an intern at the Arts-Hudson during her Spring 2016 semester. She is very excited to learn more about the arts and how the arts can benefit her in her future as a designer.

 

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Emilia3626c71-150x150Emilia Plater-Zyberk

From January to May of this 2015, Emilia interned at Arts Mid-Hudson and completed a number of projects in the areas of development, public relations, and administration. Over the years, Emilia has interned at multiple Poughkeepsie-based non-profits while working towards her college degree, including Arts Mid-Hudson, Spark Media Project, and Domestic Violence Services. In May, she received her B.A. in Sociology from Vassar College. She now works as Volunteer Coordinator at the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project, a D.C. non-profit that provides free legal services to survivors of domestic violence.

 

Lauren-Emorypicture-150x150Lauren Emory

Fall 2014 semester we had the pleasure of working with Lauren Emory, a graphic designer and artist from Wappingers Falls, New York. She graduates in May 2015 from Marist College, double majoring in Digital Media and Studio Art and was honored as 2015 Intern of the Year for the School of Communication and the Arts. Growing up in the Hudson Valley, Lauren is very excited to be involved in an organization that supports the arts in her community.

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Previous Years’ Intern Bios

The 2013 fall semester we had the pleasure of working with two amazing interns from Vassar College, Octavia Smith and Lillian Barnes.  Their work in the Arts Mid-Hudson office encompassed incoming grant proposals, helping artists with their application process, and other arts administration work surrounding grants management.

Lillian is from Washington DC and is currently studying French and Drama at Vassar College.  During her time at Arts Mid-Hudson, she primarily worked with Eve Madalengoita, the Director of Programs and Art Services, on the NYSCA Decentralization Grant program.  She commented: “Working with the incredible staff here at Arts Mid-Hudson has been such an educational and inspiring experience.  I’ve learned so much about the behind-the-scenes work that makes arts events and programs possible.”  Lillie intends to pursue theatre administration or theatre education, and everything she has learned at Arts Mid-Hudson will be invaluable to her as she progresses from university into the working arts community.

 

Octavia Smith

Octavia is from the Bronx, NY, and has been studying Political Science and Africana Studies with a focus on the Middle East. Through her studies at Vassar College, she has been able to captivate her interest in the arts by taking many drama and art classes. “I have enjoyed working at Arts Mid-Hudson because it has allowed me to understand the process of grant applications, what panelist look for to approve grants. That experience will help me in my quest after graduation to travel.”

Graphic design interns, Alanna Coogan and Kristin Vogel from Marist College have worked to develop graphics pieces for marketing Arts Mid-Hudson’s work. Alanna’s designed pieces will soon be featured for the 2014 50 Locations / 50 Weeks anniversary celebration, where she created complex sponsorship packages, with accompanying collateral materials.  Kristin produced the Queen City Saturdays maps and posters during the fall, a special postcard mailer, and will continue with this project and others for the spring semester.

We appreciate the work of all of our interns and wish them all the best success in their futures!  To volunteer or inquire about internship opportunities at the Arts Council: info<at>artsmidhudson.org.

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This past summer we have had the pleasure of working with three very talented interns:  Jason Alfonso, Taylor DiStasi, and Hillary Miranda.

Jason is a student at Dutchess Community College, focusing on video production. During his internship, he worked on many aspects of running an arts organization, including event planning and supporting arts projects.  Jason commented: “Working with the Dutchess County Arts Council has taught me so much:  opening and setting up a pop-up art gallery, learning how a festival works, and planning events. The staff here made me feel at home and welcomed, and I look forward to continue to volunteer with the Arts Council!”

Hillary is a student at Plattsburgh State University of New York, studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts. During her time this summer, Hillary has assisted with many exhibits, events, and learned how to post events on WordPress.   One of the highlights this summer was seeing some of Hillary’s artworks exhibited in the Pop-Up gallery.

Taylor is a student at SUNY New Platz, studying towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.  She has been building her portfolio this summer doing event photography for the Arts Council, working with the challenges of indoor and outdoor photography.  Taylor commented on her work this summer, “Art is a universal language, and there are certainly people out there who love what the Arts Council does to open everyone’s eyes to it.”

The Arts Council tailors internship opportunities so the intern can gain marketable skills and experience, while providing much needed help with the operations of an arts business.  We appreciate the contribution that Jason, Hillary and Taylor have made to the arts this summer, and wish them the very best in their future careers.

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Alicia Emmons began her internship with the Dutchess County Arts Council in February of 2013, focusing on grant applications/panels, the role of ever changing technology in an organization, various sources of funding, and general practices involved in running a nonprofit arts organization. She is a senior undergraduate student at SUNY Purchase with a major in arts management and a minor in media, society, and the arts, and holds an A.S. degree in performing arts from SUNY Dutchess and a B.A. from SUNY Purchase in drama studies.

Alicia commented that, “This internship program has been the perfect opportunity to see various aspects of the arts management curriculum at Purchase College come to life.  There is no better way to learn how an arts council functions than to see it firsthand. The staff at the Dutchess County Arts Council have guided my career outlook by demonstrating how each staff member’s professional strengths are vital to their position, and how each role plays a vital part in the success of the organization as a whole.”

The Arts Council tailors internship opportunities so the intern can gain marketable skills and experience, while providing much needed help with the operations of an arts business.  We appreciate Alicia’s work this Spring term, and wish her the very best in her future career.

 

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP DONATIONS

Arts Mid-Hudson offers a Fiscal Sponsorship program for individual artists and non-incorporated organizations or groups. This program extends Arts Mid-Hudson’s nonprofit status for projects that are compatible with Arts Mid-Hudson’s Mission, or ongoing work of an individual artist. In this way, an artist or arts organization has the opportunity to apply for grants and funding opportunities that are limited to organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. It also enables individual donors to support a fiscally sponsored artist or organization with tax-exempt charitable donations.

Below is a list of projects and individuals who are currently approved for the Fiscal Sponsorship program. You may use the ‘donate’ button to make a tax deductible contribution. Projects/individuals will be notified of your donation and an acknowledgement letter will be sent to the donor by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Artists/Projects are listed alphabetically. Scroll down to select your choice.

Art East Studio Tours
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Click here to make a donation

 

Art Along the Hudson
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Beacon Music Factory
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Click here to make a donation

 

Joseph Bertolozzi for music projects
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Click  here to make a donation

 

Lowell Handler for Crazy and Proud
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Click here to make a donation

 

Mid-Hudson Guitar Society
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Click here to make a donation