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 grants4arts@huntingtonarts.org or 631-271-8423 ext. 18

Congratulations to all of our 2020 Decentralization Awardees! You all have wonderful projects in the works, and this is going to be a simple and organized way to let myself and Marc know when everything is going to take place!

Please fill out:

  • Your Organization Name
  • Project Title
  • Project Dates and Times
  • Project Location(s)

 If you have any questions filling this form out, please contact Emily Dowd, Grants for the Arts Coordinator at 631-271-8423 ext 18 or at grants4arts@huntingtonarts.org
We look forward to coming to your projects!

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.



Members Show 2019 


Thank you all for your continued support and membership!  We will be holding our annual Membership Showcase this year from June 5th - June 28th, 2020. As an Artist Member, we ask that you please upload one image of your choice to exhibit in this year's showcase!  

Framed pieces must be no longer than 30” in either direction, including the frame. Sculptural pieces should not exceed 24 inches in any direction. Video work should not exceed 50mb in file size. 

Please include the title, the dimensions (time), the medium and price of each work. If no price is provided we will assume it is Not For Sale.

This show is free for artist members.  HAC will hang the show, handle all the PR and provide the reception on June 5th from 6 - 8PM.  The artwork would need to be dropped off on June 1, 2020.  

To be included in the summer edition of Arts and Cultural News please submit your piece by May 1st, 2020.
To be included in promotional Material please submit by May 17th, 2020.
The final day to submit images is May 30th.  


Please contact Janna Strand at Development@huntingtonarts.org to make sure your membership is current or sign up for your artist membership here today!

Please take a few moments to complete this feedback form regarding your recent use of a Discovery Chest.  Your input as an educator is vital to the ongoing effectiveness of this program. THANK YOU!

Please fill out the following details to request a Discovery Lending Chest for your classroom or event. 


Borrowing time is up to two weeks. If you find you need it a few days longer, please email the Arts in Education Coordinator to check on availability.


I transport the chests on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9:30 and 12pm. Please try to schedule you dates around this. 


Filling out this form does not secure your choice of chest and dates. You will receive an email from the Arts in Education Coordinator either confirming the details or working with you according to the chests availability. The chests are booked on a first-come first-serve basis.


Thank you!

ENTER STUDENT NAMES

20th Annual
Tulip Festival, School Art Contest


*You must have completed step 1, teacher registration, prior to submitting student names. This form must be completed prior to dropping off artwork.


ELIGIBILITY
 

  • Only Township of Huntington teachers and their students are eligible to enter 
  • Grades 3 through 8
  • Students cannot register independently of their teacher
  • Artworks are selected by a jury that is comprised of artists and professionals


 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
 


 ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
 

  • Artwork must be 9x12, without a mat
  • Must be two-dimensional
  • Students are encouraged to interpret and personally reflect on the theme


 DATES
 

  • Teacher registration - Feb. 7, 2020
  • Artwork Delivery - postmarked by March 2, 2020 or hand delivered by March 20, 2020 to Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
  • Reception and Awards - May 1, 2020 at Heckscher Museum

 

Reproductions of winning works will be displayed at the Heckscher Museum of Art during the reception and at the Tulip Festival. The Tulip Festival will be on Sunday, May 3rd 2020 at Heckscher Park Huntington NY.  


GOOD LUCK! 

REGISTRATION
20th Annual
Tulip Festival, School Art Contest
 

Welcome to the school/teacher registration for the 2020 Tulip Festival, School Art Contest! Please complete this form to indicate your commitment to submitting student work to the contest.

Theme: 100 Years of Art in Huntington's Heckscher Park


ELIGIBILITY
 

  • Only Township of Huntington teachers and their students are eligible to enter 
  • Grades 3 through 8
  • Students cannot register independently of their teacher
  • Artworks are selected by a jury that is comprised of artists and professionals


 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
 

  • Teachers may submit up to 3 artworks per grade level and school
  • Teachers may not submit more than 9 works per school
  • Submissions/registration online 
  • Teachers must transport artwork


 ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
 

  • Artwork must be 9x12, without a mat
  • Must be two-dimensional
  • Students are encouraged to interpret and personally reflect on the theme


 DATES
 

  • Teacher registration - Friday February 7th, 2020
  • Artwork Delivery - postmarked by March 2, 2020 or hand delivered by March 20, 2020 to Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
  • Reception and Awards - May 1, 2020 at Heckscher Museum of Art
     

Reproductions of winning works will be displayed at the Heckscher Museum of Art during the reception and at the Tulip Festival. The Tulip Festival will be on Sunday, May 3th 2020 at Heckscher Park Huntington NY.

GOOD LUCK!

Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance, 2020



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 2020.
*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 2020.
 


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.dancelongisland.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 Friday, May 1st, 2020.


Deadline to Apply:
The deadline is no later than Friday, May 1, 2020 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. We cannot accept attendance at a live performance as part of the application process. 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, 2020
 


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 for a 4 week session at Usdan; Summer Camp for the Arts for June 29, 2020 - July 24, 2020, a value of $4500.00. This includes bus transportation (required), medical accident insurance and registration fees. (*Some 4 week classes are an additional $350 – this additional cost is not covered by the scholarship.)


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

Marking its 52nd season in 2020 Usdan; Summer Camp for the Arts (usdan.org) is the nation’s preeminent not-for-profit day camp for the arts and has been named a “Best Of” camp by TimeOutNY/Kids, and by NY Metro Parents. Diverse and playfully rigorous from the start, Usdan brings 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 4 to 18. Usdan ignites each child’s artistic spirit in a fun, welcoming environment.  We believe art making is brave making, friend making, freedom making and future making.

Usdan is an agency of the UJA-Federation of New York. All programs will take place at the camp’s magnificent 140-acre woodland campus, located at 185 Colonial Springs Road in Wheatley Heights,  NY 11798.


2020 Scholarship Session Dates

  • June 29, 2020 - July 24, 2020, weekdays

 
Qualifications
 

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

Application Due Date:
The deadline is no later than Monday March 2,  2020 at 5 pm.

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

Application Requirements:

  1. Application – Complete online.
  2. 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.
  3. JPEG of Artwork samples – to be uploaded through the online application
  4. EndorsementStudent should have an art teacher or high school teacher complete the endorsement form.

 
Rules: 

  1. Applicants must submit the completed application materials online by Monday March 2nd, 2020. 
  2. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to Usdan. 
  3. The scholarship must be used for the 4 week, summer session at Usdan - June 29, 2020 - July 24, 2020, weekdays
  4. *Some 4 week classes are an additional $350 – this additional cost is not covered by the scholarship. 
  5. Winner must enroll by April 10. Please note, some classes fill very quickly, so early enrollment is the best way to ensure that students get the desired classes. 
  6. Judging at all levels shall be on the following basis: recommendation, essay, and artworks.
  7. Submitted applications will be reviewed and rated by the Huntington Arts Council and members of the Aboff family.
  8. The winner will be notified by March 13, 2020

 

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

Huntington Arts Council