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. In 2013 the Program added an Arts Education component which will continue in 2014. The 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 (see guidelines for each program for details).
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. The 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.
State funded Decentralization (DEC) grants support Community Arts projects and require a minimum request of $800 and a maximum request of $5,000. Previous grants have ranged from $800 to $3000 with an average of $1300. DEC grants also support Arts Education projects providing grants directly to artists who partner with Putnam County public schools and focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. The Arts Education application requires a match from the partner school district. In 2014 PAC will disseminate $23,000 through the DEC component of its Arts Link Program.
The Putnam Arts Fund (PAF) is supported with public funds from Putnam County and fosters Community Arts projects with a minimum request of $500 and a maximum of $2000; previous grants have ranged from $500 to $2000 with an average of $1,200. In 2014 PAC will disseminate $10,000 through the County supported Putnam Arts Fund component of its Arts Link Program.
PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS $33,000
TO ARTISTS AND CULTURAL PRESENTERS
THROUGH ITS 2014 ARTS LINK PROGRAM
The 2014 Arts Link recipients are:
Hudson Valley Shakespeare $2000 (PAF)
Brewster Theater Co. $2300 (DEC 1200 & PAF 1100)
Aery Theatre (Garrison Landing) $2500 (DEC 2000 & PAF 500)
Philipstown Depot Theater $2500 (DEC)
Arts on the Lake $ 800 (DEC)
Julia Butterfield Library $1000 (DEC)
Patterson Library $ 725 (PAF)
Arts on the Lake $1300 (DEC)
Putnam Chorale $1800 (DEC 1300 & PAF 500)
Mahopac Library $ 800 (PAF)
Putnam Symphony $ 800 (DEC)
Chapel Restoration $2500 (DEC 1300 &1200)
TOSCAC Southeast Cultural Coalition $1200 (DEC)
Doansburg Chamber Ensemble $1500 (DEC 825 & PAF 675)
Temple Beth Shalom – Blooming Seed Coffee House $ 500 (PAF)
Garrison Art Center $ 500 (PAF)
Nowodworski Fondation (Brewster Library) $ 800 (DEC)
VOB Film Festival $1300 (DEC 800 & PAF 500)
Nimham Mountain Singers $3515 (DEC)
Collaborative Concepts $2500 (DEC 2000 & PAF 500)
SPACE on Ryder Farm(AotL) $ 975 (DEC)
Sarah Gilchrist/CHS $ 685 (DEC)
DECENTRALIZATION (DEC) – State Funded Grants
PUTNAM ARTS FUND (PAF) – County Funded Grants
CREDIT LINES FOR THE ARTS LINK PROGRAM
Recognition of Support: The following credit line shall appear in quotations on all press releases, publications, programs, exhibition information, written material, etc.
Every effort should also be made to verbally acknowledge this grant at performances, presentations, etc.
State Funds (Decentralization)
This (event, project, program) is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with funds from NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
County Funds (Putnam Arts Fund)
This (event, project, program) is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with funds from Putnam County.
Combined State & County Funds (DEC and PAF)
This (event, project, program) is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with funds from NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and with funds from Putnam County.
Call 845.803.8594, 845.803.8622, or 845.216.0636 or
for additional information.
PAC’s programs and services are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and NY State Legislature
For more information, please contact us at 845.803.8594, 845.803.8622, or 845.216.0636 or
for additional information.
2014 ARTS LINK GRANT PROGRAM FORMS
Community Arts Guidelines - Decentralization (DEC)
Community Arts Guidelines – Putnam Arts Fund (PAF)
Community Arts Application (DEC & PAF)
Arts Education Guidelines
Arts Education Application