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Dutchess Partners in the Arts (DPA) Grant

Grants to Dutchess County, New York Arts Nonprofits
for Arts Programming and Capacity Building Efforts

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH) - Dutchess County Funds

Conf. Date:

11/12/19

Deadline Date:

12/12/19 Midnight

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 and grants ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 to Dutchess County, New York nonprofit arts organizations for arts programming and capacity building activities. Applicants must attend an information session prior to applying. Funding is intended to support organizations 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.

Goals:

  1. To strengthen Dutchess County arts organizations through capacity building initiatives
  2. To support the arts and cultural programming in Dutchess County as a means of attracting visitors to our region
  3. To engage Dutchess County residents in high quality arts and cultural programming.

Types of Support: 

  • Capacity Building Initiatives support initiatives that 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.

Eligible Capacity Building Initiatives include:

  • Administrative: Technology or equipment upgrades; new or expanded staff positions; consultant fees for activities such as strategic planning, board development, or marketing; and initiatives that enhance current programming in a significant manner
  • Audience development
  • Marketing strategies with print, broadcast, or electronic media
  • Other activities which increase participation in the arts by residents and visitors to Dutchess County

Eligible Programmatic Support requests include:

  • Arts exhibitions
  • Performances such as concerts and live theater
  • Presentations such as film screenings
  • Arts and/or cultural festivals
  • Unique experiences and interactive activities
  • Any public arts and/or cultural program that increases tourism in Dutchess County or participation of Dutchess County residents

Expense priorities include artist fees, marketing expenses, consumable art supplies and materials, and efforts to increase accessibility to arts programming.


GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187171

Estimated Size of Grant:

Capacity Building Initiatives: $2,500 - $7,500
Programmatic Support: $500 - $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Established nonprofit arts organizations or artistic programs that are based in Dutchess County are eligible to apply for funding.

Eligible Applicants for Capacity Building Initiatives:
- All applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which identifies the arts and/or cultural services as a primary activity in the organization’s mission
- Nonprofit arts organizations incorporated in Dutchess County
AND/OR
- Nonprofit arts organizations which have a long term lease or own a building in Dutchess County. Applicants must supply proof with application, along with a statement regarding any liens against the building, judgments, or pending lawsuits. Applicants only meeting this criterion may only apply for Capacity Building Initiatives that
occur in and are directly related to Dutchess County
- Organizations must have at least three (3) years of programming history in order to apply for funding.

Please note: Fiscal Sponsorship is not accepted for this category.

Eligible Applicants for Programmatic Support:
- All applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which identifies the arts and/or cultural services as a primary activity in the organization’s mission
- Nonprofit arts/cultural organizations incorporated in Dutchess County AND/OR
- Nonprofit arts/cultural organizations which have a long term lease or own a building in Dutchess County. Applicants only meeting this criterion may only apply for Capacity Building Initiatives that occur in and are directly related to Dutchess County.
- Unincorporated groups or individuals who are fiscally sponsored by an eligible nonprofit organization
- Organizations must have at least three (3) years of programming history in order to apply for funding

For a list of ineligible applicants, projects, and expenses, see:
https://artsmidhudson.org/app/uploads/2019/10/2020-DPA-Guidelines.pdf#page=4

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information sessions will include information on the program goals and priorities, eligibility criteria, and tips on submitting a successful proposal. These sessions are free and last an average of 90 minutes, and include time for Q&A. Individualized technical assistance is available by appointment.

All applicants are required to attend one of the information sessions offered. If you cannot attend, please contact the AMH Grants Team (see details in Contact Information, below).

Sessions:
- Thursday, October 24 @ 3:30 p.m. – Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie
- Monday, November 4 @ 11:00 a.m. – Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon
- Tuesday, November 12 @ 3:30 p.m. – Starr Library, 68 Market St., Rhinebeck

Click here to RSVP: https://forms.gle/9751kqiiK8ZdHHrBA

Technical assistance meetings are opportunities for you to ask specific questions about your application or have a draft version of your application and budget reviewed prior to submission. Sessions
can be conducted over the phone or in person and are available by appointment. Book online: http://artsmidhudson.youcanbook.me

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the 2020 Dutchess Partners in the Arts fund is December 12, 2019, by midnight. All applications must be submitted using the Submittable online platform.

It is highly recommended you register information about your request well in advance of the deadline to allow AMH staff to review key details prior to your final submission. Completeing the Intent to Apply form is optional.

Funding recommendations will be reviewed and confirmed by the Allocations Committee of Arts Mid-Hudson in January 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Intent to Apply: https://forms.gle/YuQFXaHV7wRAoGPp7
Apply online for Programmatic Support: https://artsmidhudson.submittable.com/submit/dd9c5c62-2d78-4498-b857-7d70e2f673c5/2020-dutchess-partners-in-the-arts-programma

Apply online for Capacity Building Initiative: https://artsmidhudson.submittable.com/submit/4f51d2e6-cb43-41cf-8b01-f08f3783dcd5/2020-dutchess-partners-in-the-arts-c

AMH Grants Team
grants@artsmidhudson.org
(845) 454-3222

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