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).

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 2020 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.

Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance 2021


The Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance is a competitive scholarship for Nassau and Suffolk High School Graduating Seniors who are pursuing a four year college degree with a major or minor in Dance. The scholarship is funded by the Long Island Dance Consortium and the Jacobs Family. One award of $1000 will be given in 2021.

*The winner will be invited to perform with member companies of the Long Island Dance Consortium in Kaleidoscope of Dance I and II at the Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park in 2021.

About Rea Jacobs:
Rea Jacobs dedicated over 60 years of her life to working in and supporting the arts in all its forms.  She was well known and respected for directing innovative theatre productions and creating and producing the Performing Arts Series on Long Island and in Middletown, NY where she was the Director of the Orange County Arts Council. She was also the creator and director of the International Jewish Arts Festival, the largest of its kind in the world, which ran joyously for 19 years in Commack, NY. She served as the Long Island Dance Consortium’s Festival Coordinator and dedicated the last 12 years of her life to helping to create and direct LIDC’s “Celebration of Dance” performances as well as performances at the Huntington Arts Council's Summer Arts Festival at Heckscher Park.  It is a great honor for her family to be a part of this scholarship in order to continue her support of the Consortium and young artists and to help her legacy live on.

About the Long Island Dance Consortium:
Long Island Dance Consortium consists of members of the Long Island dance community committed to provide education, develop awareness and increase understanding of all forms of dance in order to expand and cultivate the dance audience on Long Island. Members include dance companies, dance professionals, dance advocates, dance studios and Arts Councils. LIDC is an IRS 501© 3 non-profit organization. www.longislanddance.org


To Apply:


Who Should Apply:
The Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance is funded by The Long Island Dance Consortium and the Jacobs Family and is intended for a High School Graduating Senior (Male or Female) who shows exceptional promise in dance. The winner will be chosen based on the evaluation of a submitted video of a solo dance performance (approximately 2.5 minutes) and an essay.

Prospective students who have demonstrated a strong interest in dance throughout high school (parochial, private and BOCES schools are eligible) and are pursuing a four year college degree with a major or minor in dance are encouraged to make an application for this award. The deadline is no later than Monday, May 3rd, 2021.

Deadline to Apply:

The deadline is no later than Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5pm.
 

How to Apply:

Applications are being accepted online at HuntingtonArts.org. Go to programs, Arts in Education, Scholarships.


Required Portfolio Materials:

  1. Solo Dance Performance- One 2.5 minute solo dance performance.  Online submissions allow for an upload in multiple formats.
  2. Essay - A typed, double-spaced, one-page essay expressing how dance has enriched the student’s life and describing the student's future goals as they relate to dance.
  3. Application – Complete online.
  4. Endorsement – Student should have a private dance or high school teacher complete the endorsement form. Download here - Endorsement Form


The portfolio must demonstrate a student's:

  1. Ability to set personal goals and pursue independent creative production
  2. Breadth and depth of technical skill in a specific discipline
  3. Ability to present finished dance piece for public review in a digital format


Additional Details:
Submitted application materials will be reviewed and rated by the Long Island Dance Consortium’s Scholarship Committee. Scholarship applicants should follow the application process outlined above.

Questions?
Contact Regina Van Bell, Arts in Education Coordinator, 631.271.8423 ext. 14 or artsined@huntingtonarts.org.

The Joan Aboff Memorial Art Scholarship, 2021

Available to Town of Huntington Residents Only


The Joan Aboff Memorial Art Scholarship is a competitive visual arts scholarship to Usdan; Summer Camp for the Arts for 11th and 12th grade students in the town of Huntington. The scholarship is funded by the Aboff family.

The scholarship is to Usdan; Summer Camp for the Arts for the 4 Week Session B and will be specifically for the Painting and Drawing major. The dates are from July 26 – August 20, 2021, weekdays. This includes 2 blocks (classes in 2 week increments) of consecutive classes. It is a value of $4550.00 and includes the fee for bus transportation.


About Joan Aboff
This award is being given in honor of the late Joan Aboff. Ms. Aboff was a strong supporter of local arts organizations and was very involved with her community. She volunteered frequently with the Huntington Arts Council and the Art League of Long Island. We appreciate her passion and dedication for the arts.

About Usdan
Usdan is the nation’s preeminent not-for-profit day camp for the arts. Profiled in The New York Times and in Time Magazine, Usdan has been declared a “Best Of” camp by TimeOutNY/Kids, and by NY Metro Parents. Diverse and playfully rigorous from the start, for over fifty years they have brought world-class teachers and visiting artists – actors, directors, playwrights, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers, dancers, poets and novelists – to teach and collaborate with Usdan campers ages 5 to 18. On 140 acres of natural beauty, students find the literal and metaphoric space to push their existing talents and delve into new ones. With classes in seven arts departments including Art, Chess, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Nature & Sustainability, and Theater, every camper from beginning to advanced is guided on a path of individual creative growth by a team of artists and talented arts educators. Our alumni include Natalie Portman, Jackie Hoffman, Olivia Thirlby, Stacey London, and Lisa Gay Hamilton; singers Jane Monheit, Taylor Dayne, and Mariah Carey; award-winning playwright Michele Lowe, Grammy-Award winning producer Adam Abeshouse, Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky, Juilliard conductor Adam Glaser, and members of major American orchestras, and dance and theater companies. For more information about Usdan; Summer Camp for the Arts visit usdan.org.


2021 Scholarship Session Dates

  • 4 week Session B Dates - July 26 – August 20, 2021, weekdays

Qualifications

  1. Candidates for this award must be a Town of Huntington resident.
  2. Candidates for this award must currently be a junior or senior in high school.

Application Due Date:

  • The deadline is no later than Monday February 22, 2021 at 5pm.

How to Apply:

  • Applications are being accepted online at HuntingtonArts.org. Go to programs, Arts in Education, Scholarships.

Application Requirements:

  1. Essay - A typed, double-spaced, one-page essay expressing how art has enriched the student’s life and describing the student's future goals as they relate to visual arts.
  2. JPEG of Artwork samples – two samples required
  3. Endorsement – Student should have an art teacher or high school teacher complete the endorsement form. Download here - Endorsement Form

Rules:

  1. Applicants must submit the completed application materials online by Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5pm.
  2. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to Usdan.
  3. The scholarship must be used for the 4 week Session B July 26 – August 20, 2021, weekdays
  4. Winner must enroll by April 2nd, 2021. Please note, some classes fill very quickly, so early enrollment is the best way to ensure that students get the desired classes.
  5. Judging at all levels shall be on the following basis: recommendation, essay, and ability.
  6. Submitted applications will be reviewed and rated by the Huntington Arts Council and members of the Aboff family.
  7. The winner will be notified by March 8, 2021.


Questions?

Contact Regina Van Bell, Arts in Education Coordinator - artsined@huntingtonarts.org.

Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance 2021

The Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance is a competitive scholarship for Suffolk & Nassau High School Graduating Seniors who are considering furthering their education in dance. One award of $1,000 will be given in 2021.

*The winner will be invited to perform with member companies of the Long Island Dance Consortium in Kaleidoscope of Dance I and II at the Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park in 2021.
 

About Sandi Bloomberg

Sandi Bloomberg has had a distinguished career in the Arts, especially in Dance.  For 25 years she owned and served as Artistic Director of the North Shore Studio of Dance in Huntington Station.  She has been director/choreographer of her own company, the North Shore Dance Theatre, a not-for-profit company featured annually at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park, as well as many Long Island schools and libraries. She is also founder of The Red Hot Mamas, a senior troupe of tap dancers ages 60 to 87 who perform all over Long Island.

Ms. Bloomberg is a former Radio City Rockette, who holds a B.A. degree in English and Theater Arts from Adelphi University, and has recently had her poetry and short stories published in several literary magazines.  She has six published children's books which she reads in schools and libraries and brings the stories to life engaging the young readers in creative movement.

She continues to help the Arts Council keep the arts alive in Huntington, and foster an appreciation of the arts in the young people of the community.


To Apply:

Who Should Apply:
This scholarship was established by Sandi and is intended for a High School Graduating Senior who shows exceptional promise in dance.  The award is intended for future dance studies, but not specifically intended for use towards an advanced degree.  The winner will be based on the evaluation of a submitted dance performance (solo) (approximately 2.5 minutes) and essay.  

Prospective students who have pursued a strong interest in dance throughout high school (parochial, private and BOCES schools are eligible) and especially those who are considering furthering their education in dance are encouraged to make an application for this award.

Deadline to Apply:
The deadline is no later than Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5pm.

How to Apply:
Applications are being accepted online at HuntingtonArts.org. Go to programs, Arts in Education, Scholarships.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  1. Solo Dance Performance- One 2.5 minute solo dance.  Online submissions allow for an upload in multiple formats. Mailed in or handed in samples must be in DVD format.  Please label length and title of work.
  2. Essay - A typed, double-spaced, one-page statement indicating the student's desire to pursue dance studies and future goals as they relate to dance
  3. Application – Complete online or print and submit by hand with all application materials.  Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance application form, available in PDF format at www.huntingtonarts.org
  4. Endorsement – Student should have a private dance or high school teacher complete the endorsement form. Download here - Endorsement Form


The portfolio must demonstrate a student's:

  1. Command of the formal and social elements of dance within the appropriate contexts
  2. Ability to establish personal criteria, set goals, and pursue independent creative production
  3. Breadth and depth of technical skill in a specific discipline
  4. Ability to present finished dance piece for public review in a digital format


Additional Details:
Submitted application materials will be reviewed and rated by our Scholarship Committee. The student who applies for this scholarship should have a serious intention to consider a major in the area of dance; however, application for this scholarship is not a binding commitment to become a dance major if a student determines later that another major is more suitable.  

Questions?
Contact Regina Van Bell, Arts in Education Coordinator, 631.271.8423 ext. 14 or artsined@huntingtonarts.org.

Huntington Arts Council