The Huntington Arts Council,  a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, promotes arts and culture generated by Long Island artists to our children and to the general population.  We work to enrich the cultural, social and economic life of the community by nurturing the professional development of artists, and by providing timely news and events via Arts Cultural News (circulation: 90,000). We also offer artistic programs and services to our more than 100 cultural organization members who encompass the broad spectrum of arts disciplines. The Huntington Arts Council plays a leading role in sustaining the economic benefits of the arts through its promotion of activities and events in our community. 

The Huntington Arts Council is the official arts coordinating agency of the Town of Huntington and serves as the primary regranting agency in Suffolk County for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Huntington Arts Council Restart NY Regrants provides grants to revitalize public arts & cultural programming taking place between July 2021 and June 2022 that enable Nassau and Suffolk communities to experience and re-engage with live performing, literary, media, and visual arts events.

In support of Long Island Arts Councils who do not receive funding from NYSCA. This opportunity aids the organization in capacity building...

Capacity building is whatever is needed to bring a nonprofit to the next level of operational, financial, or organizational maturity, so it may more effectively and efficiently advance its mission into the future.

Examples of this may include, but are not limited to:

  • Marketing and Outreach Support/Planning for the Organization
  • Administrative Support for the Organization
  • Website Development



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 20th by 3:00PM      

WHO MAY APPLY: Long Island Arts Councils who do not receive funding through New York State Council on the Arts.     

AWARD AMOUNT: $500 - $2,000     

PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2022

Please submit your final report within 30 days of the completion of the funded project. Only this file will be accepted as your final report. 

No hard copies will be accepted. If you have newspaper clippings, programs, etc, please scan these and upload them to the application.

All Addendum are required to be answered.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Dowd at grants4arts@huntingtonarts.org or 631-271-8423 ext. 18

The Huntington Arts Council convenes panels to evaluate and rate grant applications made to the Council. Panels usually consist of a diverse group of arts professionals, each with expertise in a different genre or discipline, as well as those with knowledge of artistic and programmatic quality, managerial and fiscal competence, and service to the public.

Panelist nominations come from many sources, including arts organizations, individual artists, school administrators, and the public. Self-nominations are accepted. All panelists must be Long Island residents for the duration of their service.

To nominate yourself or a person for panel service, please complete the following form. This form and the nominee's current resume must be submitted to the Council before panelists can serve.


Thank you for being an auditor for a 2021 DEC-funded project. We strongly encourage you to take photos of the event you are auditing. You can upload photos with your audit, or e-mail them to: grants4arts@huntingtonarts.org.


Please also submit any project-related literature (program, playbill, brochure, tickets, flyers, posters, postcards) with your audit when available and possible. You can upload these with your audit as well, or mail, or drop off in person, to: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, Attn: Grants for the Arts Coordinator.

Huntington Art Council’s Main Street Gallery has opened its Invitational Gallery Shows for the 2019 season. The gallery offers its walls to a small group of artists wishing to showcase their work. The Main Street Gallery offers 85 feet of running wall space and plenty of room for pedestalled or free standing three dimensional pieces. These shows run for a period of seven weeks, and includes an opening reception*. HAC will publicize the exhibition through social media, our website and eblasts. All other promotional material is the responsibility of the participating artists and must include the HAC logo. These materials will need to be approved by HAC.

Invitational shows are open to current HAC artist members or you must sign on as a member upon acceptance into an Invitational Gallery Show. HAC selects groups of one to four artists from the application pool, with larger groups being considered on an individual basis pending availability. The artists selected are responsible for their portion of a $740 administrative fee.

 If you would like to be considered for one of HAC’s Invitational Shows, click here to download the form to be mailed or dropped off with ten to fifteen images of your work on a CD or flash drive to HAC, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. Click here for our online form. Do not send any payments at this time. All applicants will be reviewed by the team. Questions or information, please contact Emily Dowd, grants4arts@huntingtonarts.org, or Kieran Johnson, businessmanager@huntingtonarts.org

*Refreshments are the responsibility of the artists. Wine permit will be procured by HAC.

Supporting accessible arts projects that enhance the cultural climate in our neighborhoods and communities.  



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 3:00PM


WHO MAY APPLY: Nonprofit organizations, individual artists with an eligible community partner (for more details refer to ‘Applicant Eligibility’, found in General Guidelines for 2022 Long Island Arts Grants).


AWARD AMOUNT: $500 - $5,000


PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2022

  • Creative Communities Grants will fund 100% of the application for the 2022 year. 
  • Creative Communities applicants are not required to provide a cash match.


Supporting artists in the creation of new work with exceptional community engagement in the creative process.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 3:00PM


WHO MAY APPLY: Individual Artists ONLY


AWARD AMOUNT:  $2,500


PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2022

Supporting the role the arts play in engaging K-12 public school students and participants of all ages through sequential, hands-on art instruction for rich artistic learning experiences.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 3:00PM


WHO MAY APPLY: Non-profit organizations, Individual artists partnering with eligible public schools or community-based organizations


AWARD AMOUNT: $500 - $5,000



PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2022

  • Creative Learning award will fund 100% of an applicants’ total expenses for In-School Projects.
     

Supporting the role the arts play in engaging K-12 public school students and participants of all ages through sequential, hands-on art instruction for rich artistic learning experiences.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 3:00PM


WHO MAY APPLY: Non-profit organizations, Individual artists partnering with eligible public schools or community-based organizations


AWARD AMOUNT: $500 - $5,000


PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2022

  • Creative Learning award will fund 100% of an applicants’ total expenses for After-School and Community-based Center Projects. 

A Time For Reflection
Juror - Barbara Applegate
Deadline - October 11, 2021

“To the body and mind which have been cramped by noxious work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone. The tradesman, the attor­ney comes out of the din and craft of the street and sees the sky and the woods, and is a man again. In their eternal calm, he finds himself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Huntington Arts Council invites artists to participate in A Time For Reflection”. Entries should focus on landscape works revolving around the theme of reflection and identity


Eligibility
All artists and all media.
Entries
Entries must be original to entrant. Framed entries require hanging wire. Submission materials cannot be returned. Selected works are chosen by the juror. No more than two works per artist are selected.
Size
Flat works - not to exceed 48 inches in any direction. Standing work - no higher than 72 inches. Video work - not to exceed 50mg file size.   
Entry Fee

  • First three entries: Artist Circle Members $30, Non-members $40, Full-time Students $25, JOURNEY* Partner High School Students $15 (See school districts included below) 
  • Addt'l entries $5 ea. 
  • *JOURNEY Partner High School (Districts Included 2020-2021 School Year): Cold Spring Harbor CSD , Commack UFSD, Harborfields CSD, Huntington UFSD, Kings Park CSD, Northport-East Northport USFD, Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD,  South Huntington UFSD  

Acceptance
No more than two works per artist will be selected. Submitters will receive an email notification.
Sales
The Huntington Arts Council retains a 25% commission on all work sold.   
Liability and Insurance
All works are insured while in the possession of the Huntington Arts Council.   
Exhibition Dates

  • Submissions Due: October 11, 2021 
  • Email Acceptance: October 25, 2021
  • Reception: TBD
  • Show Runs: November 19 - December 18, 2021
  • Pick Up: December 20, 2021 

Submission Method:

  1. Digital Submissions only - digital images must be no larger than 7mb (300 dpi, 2400 pixels on the longest side.) *Image title and/or artwork file name must not contain your name in order to maintain anonymity for the juror.
  2. Click here to download the paper prospectus.

 
For more information on this exhibition, email grants4arts@huntingtonarts.org.

If you would like to obtain Artist Membership, please click here!
Technical difficulties?  Please contact Submittable at 855-467-8264. 

Nightmare on Main Street

October 22 – November 13, 2021

Juror - Sueey Gutierrez

Deadline - September 27th, 2021


The Huntington Arts Council invites student artists, grades 6-12, to participate in Nightmare on Main Street; Art Inspired by the themes and narrative of Halloween.


Halloween is a celebration observed in many countries. For some, it is a time of reflection for remembering loved ones that have passed. For others it is a celebration of life. Many experience Halloween mainly with candy, costumes and spooky decorations.  It all depends on your cultural background. How do you celebrate Halloween? What cultural significance does Halloween have for you? Do you enjoy dressing up in costume, watching iconic scary movies, or taking the time to think about your loved ones that have passed? Using whichever medium you desire drawing, painting, photography or sculpture etc. Show us how you celebrate Halloween and what it means to you, your family or your friends. - S. Gutierrez

About the Juror

Sueey Gutierrez is a New York based artist born and raised in Brooklyn. Her family is originally from El Salvador and is of Mayan descent. She began drawing at the age of 3 and by 6 years old had received a scholarship to study art at the Brooklyn Museum. Her passion for art is highly influenced by her cultural background, pin-up art and burlesque dance.

Sueey earned her BA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was an Art Educator for the Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC for five years and taught art at Success Academy Charter School.  She lives on Long Island and exhibits throughout the Greater New York area.


Eligibility

  • All student artists, grades 6-12
  • All media accepted

Entries

  • Entries must be original to entrant
  • Framed entries require hanging wire
  • Submission materials cannot be returned

Size

  • No work should exceed 48 inches in any direction
  • Standing work cannot be higher than 72 inches
  • Video maximum: 50 MB

Entry Fee

  • First three entries: Full-time Students $25, JOURNEY* Partner High School Students $15 (See school districts included below) 
  • Additional entries $5 ea. 
  • *JOURNEY Partner High School (Districts Included 2020-2021 School Year): Cold Spring Harbor CSD , Commack UFSD, Harborfields CSD, Huntington UFSD, Kings Park CSD, Northport-East Northport USFD, Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD,  South Huntington UFSD  

Please note: Entry Fees are nonrefundable

Acceptance

  • Selected artworks are chosen by the juror
  • No more than two works per artist will be selected
  • Submitters will receive an email notification

Sales

  • HAC waives commission on sold work for this student exhibition

Liability and Insurance

  • Works are insured while in the possession of the Huntington Arts Council

Exhibition Dates

  • ENTRY DEADLINE: Sept 27 ‘21
  • EMAIL ACCEPTANCE: Oct 5, ‘21
  • DELIVER WORK BY: Oct 19, ‘21
  • RECEPTION: Oct 29, ’21 (TBD)
  • CLAIM WORK: Nov 16, ‘21 (9am-5pm)
  • Show Runs: Oct. 22th - Nov. 13th, 2021 


Submission Method

  1. Online submission (Preferred method) - Upload your digital images and required information below
  2. Paper applications - Click here to download the application from our website. Mail or drop off with CD images and payment.

Note: Images must be no larger than 7mb (300 dpi, 2400 pixels on the longest side.) Image title and/or artwork file name must not contain your name in order to maintain anonymity for the juror. 


For more information on this exhibition, email artsined@huntingtonarts.org.

If you would like to obtain Artist Membership, please click here!
Technical difficulties?  Please contact Submittable at 855-467-8264. 

Ends on This opportunity will close after 15 submissions have been received.

Thank you for your interest in displaying your work with us at Arts on Terry!  We ask that you please upload 2 images of your choice!  Framed pieces must be no longer than 36” in either direction, including the frame. Please include the title, the dimensions, the medium, and the price of each work.

This opportunity is free as a HAC member. The artwork would need to be dropped off at 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, by September 24, 2021, at 4 pm. HAC will transport, handle installation, and be the point of sale for all transactions. 

Unsold works should be picked up Tuesday the 21st, Wednesday the 22nd, or Thursday the 23rd during gallery hours. 

Due to space limitations, we can only take 15 artists' works. This will be on a first come first serve basis.  

Huntington Arts Council