Ends on December 29, 2017

Orange County Arts Council Members Show Call for Artists

Show Dates: January 5th – February 2nd, 2018
Opening Reception:
Friday, January 5th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange in MiddletownGallery hours are Monday thru Thursday 9am to 8pm and Fridays 9am to 6pm 

Open to all current Orange County Arts Council Members in good standing. If you would like to join as a member or renew an expired term, you can join at Artist Member online at www.ocartscouncil.org before January 3rd and still participate in the show. Artist membership is $50 for the year. 

Please complete this application by December 29th so we can produce proper labels.

Members may enter one piece, any medium. All works must be originals. Hanging pieces should be no larger than 30 in X 30 in. If you are a musician, film-maker, or performer, you can bring an electronic recording or video sample of your work with all associated equipment to the opening reception on January 5th.  You may leave the equipment and video as part of the exhibition, however neither the Orange County Arts Council nor SUNY Orange will be held responsible for maintenance or safety. 

All artwork must be presented in a professional manner. Hooks and wire must be provided on all works for hanging. We will have room for sculpture on some pedestals, but are welcome to bring your own exhibition platform if you prefer. Please make sure your work is labeled with your name on the back and an arrow in the upper right hand corner indicating the top, if not obvious.

Work can be for sale. All sales will be handled directly with the artist. The Arts Council will not take any commission. All work must remain on display for the duration of the show. 

Work can be brought to the Orange Hall Gallery on Wednesday, January 3rd between 3pm and 5pm. If you cannot bring your work on the 3rd, you can drop it off at the Arts Council offices in Sugar Loaf BEFORE Wednesday, January 3rd. Please call ahead to be sure someone is in the office before dropping off any work. 

Work will be hung on Wednesday, January 3rd after drop-off.  If you can stay to assist with the hanging, your help would be greatly appreciated. .  

All work must be removed on Saturday, February 3rd between 10am and 12pm. If you are unable to make it to pick up your work, please arrange to have someone do it for you. You can always call the Arts Council if you have any questions or concerns at 845-469-9168. 

Liability :
Every reasonable care will be taken with submitted works. However, the Orange County Arts Council, its officers or volunteers will not be held responsible for loss or damage to works, however caused. Your entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with the terms.

Ends on February 16, 2018



P.O. Box 574, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981
www.ocartscouncil.org | (845) 469-9168


The Orange County Arts Council 2018 Community Arts Grants (the “Community Arts Grants”) are designed to encourage new and more abundant arts and culture opportunities in Orange County. The Community Arts Grants will be administered by the Orange County Arts Council (the “Arts Council”) and funded through individual donations made to the Arts Council from donors and sponsors, including a generous gift from the Wesley-Krueger Family Foundation. 


Community Arts Grants to be awarded will range in amount from $750.00 to $1,500.00.


Consideration will be given to the funding of artistic projects in any discipline (each a “Project”), or any eligible aspect thereof, which: (i) are created by an individual artist 18 years of age or older living or working in Orange County; (ii) are created by an arts organization located in Orange County; or (iii) are exhibited at an art venue in Orange County.

To be considered eligible, an application must: (i) describe a specific public art installation, project, performance, exhibit, workshop, class, lecture, presentation, etc. that will be accessible to the Orange County community; (ii) be completed prior to December 31, 2018; and (iii) adhere to the requirements, terms and conditions expressed herein and in the application itself.

Priority for Community Arts Grants will be given to applications that are clear, concise and complete and pertain to new projects or new components of existing projects. 

Only one Project per applicant will be considered for a Community Arts Grant during any grant period.

Funded artists will be required to provide proof of residency prior to receiving Community Arts Grants.

Applicants must provide, with their application, written proof that they have been granted permission, easements or municipal approval, as applicable, to locate and display Projects on private, public or municipally owned property. 


Requests for funding that directly supports the following aspects of a Project will be considered for the Community Arts Grants:           

  •           Venue rental fees
  •           Entry, exhibition or registration fees
  •           Artist fees
  •           Performances
  •           Materials
  •           Rental of equipment, instruments or material to complete work 
  •           Promotional expenses

Requests for funding regarding the following aspects of a Project will NOT be considered for the Community Arts Grants:    
  •           Curatorial projects
  •           Teaching opportunities, school projects or projects undertaken for educational credit
  •           Activities related to documentation of work
  •           Activities connected to an applicant’s employer
  •           Applicant’s own artistic fees
  •           Expenses involved in establishing, maintaining, or administering an organization or company
  •           Medical, legal, accounting, insurance or other administrative fees
  •           Purchase of capital equipment or capital improvements to buildings or structures
  •           Hospitality expenses, including food for receptions
  •           Projects that award prizes or scholarships
  •           Fundraisers or benefits
  •           Funds for general operating expenses
  •           Re-grants by applicants to fund other activities


Eligible applications will be competitively reviewed by a panel to be chosen by the Arts Council, which panel shall be comprised of Orange County artists and community members (the “Panel”). Each application will be reviewed by the Panel on the basis of the Projects own merits as well as against other Projects in the application pool. Those Projects recommended by the Panel based on the Panel’s independent discussion and vote will be subject to the final approval of the Arts Council Board of Directors. Competitive applications will meet the eligibility requirements listed above and be judged on:

  •           Community Impact
  •           Artistic Quality
  •           Strength of Application

The decisions of the Panel, as approved by the Arts Council, regarding the awarding of Community Arts Grants and the amounts so awarded are final and at the sole discretion of the Arts Council.  There is no appeal process.   


Applications are submitted online.  The Community Arts Grants application deadlines are as follows:

Applications must be completed and submitted on-line before Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:59 EST.

Those receiving Community Arts Grants will be notified on or before Friday, March 17, 2018.

All successfully submitted online applications must include a completed budget form. *DOWNLOAD HERE (bottom of page) http://www.ocartscouncil.org/appform/2017-community-project-grants-and-downloadable-budget-form/ *

Details for uploading the budget form are found within the online application.

The application consists of the following components:

  •           Applicant information
  •           Narrative or Project description, including a description of the Project's impact on the community    
  •           Budget form
  •           Applicant resume or CV (or organization background, if applicable)
  •           Community impact
  •           Proof of residency in Orange County

Successful applicants must sign and return the acceptance agreement and W-9 form attached to their award notification.   

Distribution of Community Arts Grants will be made only after these items are received. Community Arts Grants funds are not guaranteed to arrive prior to a Project’s starting date and artists should be prepared for this possibility.


Upon completion of the Project, applicants must submit a final report online within 60 days of said Project's completion. Final reports shall include a final budget and record of expenses, examples of publicity materials and a record of attendance with regard to the Project and quantification/evaluation of community impact.


Credit to the Orange County Art Council 10th Anniversary Community Arts Grants Program must be included on all programs, press releases, advertisements and informational and promotional materials, using language and logos provided with award notification. The Orange County Arts Council reserves a royalty free, non-exclusive and irrevocable right to use, display or reproduce images of Projects awarded Community Arts Grants for publication or for public relations purposes.


All applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss an opportunity before submitting an application.  For technical assistance or questions regarding the grant itself, please call Dawn Ansbro or Sarah Grace Long at 845-469-9168 or email dawn@ocartscouncil.org or sglong@ocartscouncil.org.


The Orange County Arts Council envisions a county that celebrates artistic diversity and inspires creativity and participation. As such, the Arts Council has made it its mission to champion the arts, connect artists with audiences and foster the growth of Orange County’s creative resources.

Ends on December 29, 2017

Please complete the following questions to the best of your ability. If you have any questions, please call us at 845-469-9168.