Orange County Arts Council announces the winners of its 2021 Community Arts Grants and Sachs Public Art Grant. These awards are provided to organizations within Orange County to encourage new arts and culture opportunities. The Community Arts Grants will be administered by OCAC and funded through individual donations made to the Arts Council from donors and sponsors, including a generous gift from the Wesley-Krueger Family Foundation.  Funding consideration is given to artistic projects in any discipline as long as the artists are 18 years of age or older, living or working in Orange County, and is a member OCAC, or; are created by an arts organization located in Orange County which is a member of the OCAC; and are exhibited at an art venue in Orange County.

‚ÄúDuring the time of COVID, artists became challenged to finance their projects,‚ÄĚ said Sarah McKay, executive director of Orange County Arts Council. ‚ÄúThese grant funds will assist Orange County artists to fulfill their project‚Äôs needs to present them to the public.

This year‚Äôs winners offer a variety of arts presentations and cover most disciplines, including film, theater, literary, public art, music and fine arts. Program will take place throughout Orange County at a variety of venues. Dates will be posted at under ‚ÄúCommunity Events.‚ÄĚ Please support our local arts community and attend these events.

2021 Community Arts Grants Winners are:

Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Newburgh Literary Festival

Hudson Valley Film Festival

Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Inc., ‚ÄúSports Stories: A Stage Production‚ÄĚ

Daniel Villegas, Community Poetry Slam and Writing Workshop

Paul Ellis, Youth Theater Training Program

Hudson Valley String Quartet, Concert for Newburgh JCC


2021 Sachs Public Art Grant Winner is:

Naomi Miller, Terrain Biennial Newburgh

STRONGROOM, ‚ÄúModupeola Fadugba: Swim Stories‚ÄĚ

Vernon Byron, ‚ÄúAugmented Reality‚ÄĚ

Wickham Works, Inc., Earthfest 2022

Wallkill River School, Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival