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Arts Link Grant Program Overview


Putnam Arts Council is pleased to announce funding opportunities in 2023 for Putnam County artists, arts and cultural organizations through its ARTS LINK Grant Program. Projects in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, folk arts, literary arts, film, and video are eligible; Interdisciplinary projects and collaborations are encouraged

The ARTS LINK Grant Program facilitates the presentation of quality arts exhibitions, performances and activities throughout Putnam County that are open to the public. ARTS LINK encourages the development of artists and arts organizations, connects artists with their communities, and helps to build a local and regional audience for the arts.

As a nexus for the arts in Putnam County, the Putnam Arts Council manages the submission, review and award process for the ARTS LINK Grant Program, and disseminates public funds received from the New York State Council on the Arts through its Statewide Community Regrant Program, with support from the Governor’s office and the NYS Legislature, as well as awards from Putnam County government.

We are committed to providing artists with opportunities for artistic development and the public presentation of their work. While state funding has increased, grant requests to the Arts Link Grant Program usually exceed funds available and the process is competitive. Applications are evaluated by an advisory panel comprised of area artists, educators, business, and community leaders. Projects are rated on the artistic merits of the grantee, their capacity to execute a project, reach a broad audience, and generate the most benefit to the community. Advisory panel recommendations are submitted to the Board of the Putnam Arts Council for their consideration and approval. County funded grant recommendations are also 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 2022 the Arts Link Grant Program disseminated 19 awards totaling $44,320 to 14 non-profit cultural and community organizations throughout Putnam County. Program awards ranged from $800 to $5,000 with an average grant of $2,400.

A list of award recipients for 2022 is provided below.

The 2022 Arts Link Grant Award Recipients:


Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library – Writers  Reading Series


Arts on the Lake – Summer Concert Series

Boscobel – Chamber Music Series

Chapel Restoration – Sunday Music Series

The Desmond-Fish Public Library – 2022 Family Concert Series

Doansburg Chamber Ensemble Inc. – Concert Series 2022

Patterson Library – Summer Sunset Concert

Putnam Chorale – Opera Choruses

Tompkins Corners Cultural Center – 2022 John Cohen Memorial Music Series

Tompkins Corners Cultural Center – Strings Classics at the Corners

Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition – Concerts around the Corner

Boscobel House and Gardens – Summer Concert Series


Arts on the Lake – The Neighbors Next Door Project

Brewster Theater Company – 2022 Season

Garrison Landing Association as Sponsor for Aery Theatre Company – 16th Annual One Act Festival

Patterson Library – Summer Theatre Experience

Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition – Theater Around the Corner


Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition – as sponsor for Putnam County Dance Project

Visual Arts and Multi-disciplinary

Arts on the Lake – Cross Pollination

Boscobel House and Gardens – Artist Days

Brewster Public Library – as sponsor for Nowodworski Foundation – Fun with Art

Collaborative Concepts, Inc. – at Tilly Foster Farm

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