community art grants

The Orange County Arts Council’s 2020 Community Arts Grant application is HERE!

These grants are designed to encourage new and more abundant arts and culture opportunities in Orange County, New York. The Community Arts Grants will be administered by the Orange County 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.

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

We’re extending the Community Arts Grants deadline to: Friday, April 17th at 11:59 PM EST. We realize there are unforeseen challenges that might factor into your planning for your arts presentation. We encourage you to speak with staff to address challenges and find best solutions.

All applications must include a budget.

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

All applicants are invited to discuss an opportunity before submitting an application. Applicants are also welcome to schedule a phone-consultation during our satellite office hours as physical satellite office hours are temporarily closed. Schedule a time-slot by clicking here.

FRIDAY, MAR 20th 12pm-1pm: 

We have scheduled this special informational ZOOM Video-conference session to answer commonly asked questions and provide additional information on applying for Orange County Community Arts grants. 

Topic: Grant Informational Session

Time: Mar 20, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please Register for this optional and free session, by e-mailing

For technical assistance or questions regarding the grant itself, please contact us at call 845-202-0140.

The Orange County New York 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.

2019 Awarded Grantee Projects: 

Art In The Park 2019 Chaotica III Performance

“Do It For Dale” Skateboard Art Auction


Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series

Hudson Valley Jazz Fest Hudson Valley

Plein Air Fest

Middletown Art Walk

New Seeds

Painted Trotters of Goshen

Safe Harbors of the Hudson Presents Russell Germain

Treecycle at Earth Fest Warwick 2019

Vanishing Point – Terrain Biennial

2018 Awarded Grantee Projects

Emerging Artist Program

Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival

Art in the Park 2018


ArtWalk 2018   “Revving up the River”

Music Performance and the Music Business

Milkweed Poetry Journal (Issues 2 & 3)

Do it for Dale!

“The Art of Balance”

Cow Abduction!

Treecycle 2018

Fiesta Concert

DUSKLIT Interactive Art Festival 2018

Newburgh Open Movement 2018 Season

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