The 2016 application deadline
is November 6, 2015.
Mandatory informational seminars are offered in August, at various sites throughout the community (see below). Please call Lynne Starr at 845.803.8622 to reserve a spot or to arrange for a private session.
August 8 at 3pm @ Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac
August 13 at 6:30 pm Chapel of our Lady Restoration, Cold Spring
August 18 at 6:30 pm @ Southeast Museum, Brewster
2016 Guidelines and Application are available here:
Arts Link Guidelines 2016
Arts Link Application 2016
An Arts Link Program overview is provided below
along with a list of 2015 grant award recipients.
The Arts Link Regrant 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 Arts Link Program is comprised of a combination of public funds received through the New York State Council on the Arts through the 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 Program always exceed funds available and each year the process is competitive. In no instance will the Arts Link Program fund more than 70% of a project’s cost and in all instances a 50% cash match is encouraged but not required.
The process includes applications be evaluated by a panel comprised of artists, educators, business and community members, who review the many requests submitted to the Putnam Arts Council. The panel then recommends funding for the projects it feels reach a broad audience, generate the most benefit to the community and support the professional development of artists and arts groups. Recommendations are then submitted to the Board of the Putnam Arts Council for their approval. County funded grant recommendations also need to be approved by the Putnam County Legislature.
The Program is managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council with auditing help provided by interested volunteers.
In 2015 the Arts Link Program disseminated 20 awards totaling $34,000 to 18 non-profit organizations throughout Putnam County. In 2015 our program was comprised of $23,000 in state funds and $11,000 in County funds. State funded awards ranged from $800 to $3200 with an average of $1650. County funding awards ranged from $700 to $1500 with an average of $925.
In 2016 PAC will see an increase to our Arts Link Regrant Program with a total of $38,600 to be allocated.
The 2015 Arts Link recipients are:
Hudson Valley Shakespeare $1400 (PAF)
Brewster Theater Co. $2200 (DEC 1200 & PAF 1000)
Garrison Landing as sponsor for Aery Theatre Company. $3000 (DEC 2300 & PAF 700)
Philipstown Depot Theatre $2500 (DEC)
Julia Butterfield Library $700 (PAF)
Patterson Library $700 (PAF)
Arts on the Lake $1500 (DEC $800 & $700 PAF)
Putnam Chorale $1000 (PAF)
Mahopac Library $800 (PAF)
Putnam Symphony $900 (DEC)
Chapel Restoration $3200 (DEC)
Chapel Restoration as sponsor for Big Voices: $800 (DEC)
TOSCAC Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition $1500 (DEC)
Doansburg Chamber Ensemble $3000 (DEC 200 & PAF 1000)
Brewster Library as sponsor for Nowodworski Foundation $900 (DEC)
VOB Film Festival $1600 (DEC 800 & PAF 800)
Arts on the Lake $1800 (DEC)
Nimham Mountain Singers $2000 (DEC)
Collaborative Concepts $3000 (DEC 23000 & PAF 700)
Southeast Museum as sponsor for SPACE on Ryder Farm $1500 (PAF)
$23,000 in DEC - public funds from New York State
$11,000 in PAF - public funds from Putnam County
Office Hours: Tuesday -Thursday, 10am-4pm