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 or by January 13, 2020, whichever comes first. 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 or 631-271-8423 ext. 18

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

Halloween is everybody’s favorite time of year to experience new things and get out of their comfort zones. It’s one of the greatest times for creative inspiration, the changing of the seasons, the spooky atmosphere, to bring to life some of our greatest creative endeavors. October 31 is the day where everybody can embody their favorite hero or their greatest fear. Paper and pen, paints and brushes, or costume and makeup, what method will you choose to bring your greatest creative idea to life?” asks Raquel Skellington. Skellington is the juror for the annual “Nightmare on Main Street” student exhibition. Use her quote to be inspired for your own work!

JUROR: Raquel Skellington is an Alternative Performance Artist and Graphic Designer from New York. She is dedicated to promoting diversity in the live-action role-play and greater geek communities. Having discovered the wonders of character performance at a young age, Skellington is now a veteran performer of numerous immersive experiences both in America and abroad. The artist approaches role-playing with passion and creativity; there is nothing Skellington is afraid to do, try, or be.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all student artists in grades 6-12.
MEDIUM: All Media Accepted
ENTRIES: All entries must be original to entrant. Must be framed with hanging wire on back. No artwork previously shown in the Main Street Gallery will be accepted.  Submission materials cannot be returned.  Selected works are chosen by the juror.
SIZE: 24”W x 48”H in any direction (including frame). Sculpture height limit not to exceed 6 FT
ENTRY FEE:  First 3 entries: JOURNEY school students $15, Full-time students $25. Additional entries $5 ea. No more than 2 works per artist will be selected.  Entry fees are nonrefundable.
SALES: The Huntington Arts Council waives any commission on work sold.           

LIABILITY & INSURANCE: All work is insured while in the possession of the Huntington Arts Council.       
Show Runs: October 16 - November 7, 2020
Submission Method:
1.  Online submission - Upload your digital images and required information below -  digital images must be no larger than 7mb (300 dpi, 2400 pixels on the longest side.) PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THE TITLE YOUR IMAGE!!!  
Select your payment amount. JOURNEY Partner School students pay $15 for 3 images. Full-time students pay $25 for 3 images.  Each additional image is $5.  No more than 2 images per artist will be selected by the juror.

Current JOURNEY Partner School Districts:

  • Cold Spring Harbor
  • Commack UFSD
  • Harborfields CSD
  • Huntington UFSD
  • Kings Park CSD
  • Northport - East Northport USFD
  • Plainview - Old Bethpage CSD
  • South Huntington FSD

 2.   Submitting paper application? 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
Online entries as described above are preferred!!
Technical difficulties?  Please contact Submittable at 855-467-8264
Additional information, please email
If you would like to obtain Artist Membership, please click here!

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:

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,, or Kieran Johnson,

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

Huntington Arts Council