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 2018 the Arts Link Grant Program disseminated 26 awards totaling $40,000 to 19 non-profit cultural and community organizations throughout Putnam County. Program awards ranged from $800 to $3,500 with an average grant of $1333. 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 2018 is provided below.
The 2019 application cycle has concluded and no additional applications can be accepted.
The review will be done in January and applicants will be informed shortly thereafter.
The 2018 Arts Link Grant Award Recipients:
Brewster Library as sponsor for Nowodworski Foundation: $900
Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition: $1,100
Film & Video
Desmond Fish Library: $800
Village of Brewster: $2,800
Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library: $800
Arts on the Lake: $1,500
The Chapel Restoration: $2,400
Doansburg Chamber Ensemble Inc: $2,100
Putnam Chorale: $2,000
Putnam Symphony: $1,100
Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition: $1,800
Arts on the Lake: $800
Brewster Theater Company: $2,500
Garrison Landing as sponsor for Aery Theater co: $2,000
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: $1,900
Patterson Library: $800
Philipstown Depot Theatre, Inc: $1,200
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center: $1,500
Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition (TOSCAC): $800
Visual Arts & Multi-disciplinary
Collaborative Concepts, Inc: $3,500
Mahopac Public Library: $1,100
Nimham Mountain Singers: $3,200
Patterson Library $900
Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition (TOSCAC) as sponsor for SPACE on Ryder Farm: $900
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