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.

This past year, we as a community have encountered quite the trials and tribulations; from COVID-19 to tropical storms, and everything else in between, we pulled through and will continue to do so. Let’s enter the New Year with that continued positive outlook and look to a bright year ahead. The Huntington Art Council is asking artists to create works that bring positivity and hope to our communities near and far. 

In A New Light will be an unjuried exhibition of works based on artists’ bringing positivity and hope for the upcoming year. *Artworks will be reviewed on a rolling basis for this exhibition until spots are filled. Acceptances will be on a first come first served basis and will be required to pay a hanging fee upon acceptance.

ELIGIBILITY:  All artists and all media.     

ENTRIES:  Submissions accepted on a rolling basis. Submission materials cannot be returned.  Entries must be original to the entrant. Framed entries require hanging wire. No more than two works per artist accepted.

SIZE:  Flat works should exceed 48 inches in any direction. Standing work cannot be higher than 72 inches. Video work can not exceed 50mg in file size.   
 

HANGING FEE (due upon acceptance) Up to two entries: 

JOURNEY* school students $10, Full-time students $15, Artist members $20, Non-members $30. After notification of acceptance, an email with payment instructions will be sent. No unpaid works will be accepted during drop off.  

SALES: The Huntington Arts Council retains a 25% commission on all work sold.
 
LIABILITY & INSURANCE: All works are insured while in the possession of the Huntington Arts Council.         
Reception: TBD
Show Runs: January 8th - January 30, 2021
 
*Current JOURNEY School Districts:
Cold Spring Harbor, Commack UFSD, Harborfields CSD, Huntington UFSD, Kings Park CSD, Northport-East Northport USFD, Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD,  South Huntington UFSD    

Submission Method:
 1.  Online submission - Upload your digital images and required information below -  digital images should be 300 dpi, 2400 pixels on the longest side. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THE TITLE YOUR IMAGE!!!   
2.   For paper applications Click here to download the application from our website and mail a CD of digital images and payment at our office:    213 Main Street    Huntington, NY 11743. We can not accommodate a drop off applications at this time. All entries must be RECEIVED by the last date.

Online entries as described above are preferred!! Technical difficulties?  Please contact Submittable at 855-467-8264. For additional information or email grants4arts@huntingtonarts.org

If you would like to obtain Artist Membership, please click here

Paradoxical Paradigms

Juror - Kristin Cuomo

Deadline - January 4, 2021

 
A paradox is defined as something that contradicts itself but is nevertheless true, something that should not exist but defies expectations. Huntington arts council is calling for artists to challenge themselves and push the boundaries with what is possible with their art. Pieces that seem impossible yet exist anyway, exploring themes of the impossible and the contradictory.

About the Juror

Kristin Cuomo is the Senior Museum Educator at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, NY. She develops and facilitates interpretive history and arts programming, with a focus on accessibility for all audiences. She curates the museum’s community exhibits, including annual student art shows and exhibits celebrating the work of artists from community partnerships. Prior to the museum, Kristin developed and taught arts  programming for out of school time and community programs across Long Island; she also works as an arts manager. She holds a BA in The Arts and Community Programming and is an MA candidate in the Museum Studies program at City University of New York.

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. 

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 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

  • Reception - TBD 
  • Show Runs: Feb 5th - March, 13th, 2021 

Submission Method: 

  1. Online submission (Preferred method) - Upload your digital images and required information below -  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. Paper applications - Click here to download the application from our website and mail or drop off with CD of digital images and payment at our office: 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743.

   

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. 

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.


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.

Huntington Arts Council