ARTS LINK GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The Arts Link Grant Program is managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council and provides funding to artists, arts organizations and community non-profits, facilitating quality arts projects and activities throughout Putnam County that are open to public. Goals of the Arts Link Program include: supporting programs that enrich the quality of life for County residents, expanding opportunities for artists and arts organizations and developing audiences for the arts. The Program also connects artists with their communities and encourages cultural tourism.
The Putnam Arts Council serves as an umbrella organizations receiving and disseminating public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and with funds received from Putnam County Government. Grant requests to the Arts Link Grant Program always exceed funds available and each year the process is competitive. The process includes applications be evaluated by a panel comprised of area artists, educators, business and community leaders, who review the many applications submitted to the Putnam Arts Council Arts Link Grant Program. The panel then recommends funding for the projects it has determined will reach a broad audience, generate the most benefit to the community, and support the professional development of artists and arts groups. Panel recommendations are then submitted to the Board of the Putnam Arts Council for their consideration and approval. County funded grant recommendations also need to be approved by Putnam County Government. The Program is managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council with audits done by PAC’s Board and staff and with help from interested volunteers.
In 2017 the Arts Link Grant Program disseminated 23 awards totaling $39,000 to 22 non-profit cultural and community organizations throughout Putnam County. Program awards ranged from $800 to $3,300 with an average grant of $1696. In no instance will the Arts Link Grant Program fund more than 70% of a project’s cost and in all instances a 50% cash match is encouraged but not required.
A list of award recipients for 2017 is provided below.
If you are interested in applying to our 2018 Arts Link Grant Program, the 2018 Program’s Guidelines and application deadline will be announced on this website when the information is available.
The 2017 Arts Link Grant Award Recipients:
Film & Video
Village of Brewster Film Festival: $3,300
Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library: $800
Arts on the Lake: $1,700
The Chapel Restoration: $2,600
Doansburg Chamber Ensemble Inc: $1,100
Putnam Chorale: $2,100
Putnam Symphony: $800
Southeast Museum: $800
Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition: $1,400
Brewster Theater Company: $2,900
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: $2,300
Patterson Library: $800
Philipstown Depot Theatre, Inc: $2,400
Visual Arts & Interdisciplinary
Brewster Library as Sponsor for the Nowodworski Foundation: $800
Collaborative Concepts, Inc: $2,900
The Garrison Institute: $800
Desmond-Fish Library: $800
Mahopac Public Library: $1,800
Nimham Mountain Singers: $3,300
Patterson Library $800
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center: $1,600
Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition (TOSCAC) as sponsor for SPACE on Ryder Farm: $800
Garrison Landing Association as Sponsor for Aery Theatre Company: $2,400
PAC is a not-for-profit cultural service organization that supports the work of artists and promotes cultural enrichment activities for individuals throughout the region. The Putnam Arts Council is partially supported through public funds received from Putnam County and with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional revenue is generated through membership, programs, special events, fundraising and with contributions from the public and private sectors.
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