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

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 is the registration for one of five CTLE workshops being offered as a part of the JOURNEY arts in education program's teacher professional development series.   

Workshops are being offered as hybrid sessions with the option to attend in person with social distancing protocols in place or virtually through a zoom link. This registration form is only for the IN-PERSON session on 10/26.

Details for all workshops:

  • WHERE: Workshops are being offered as hybrid sessions with the option to attend in person with social distancing protocols in place or virtually through a zoom link. IN-PERSON Option: Huntington Fine Arts 266 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn NY 11740. We are thrilled to collaborate with HFA this year! Please note, *HFA is open and following all protocol mandated by the state.* View the HFA website here – http://huntfinearts.com/.
  • TIME: 4:30–7:30 pm
  • COST: Workshops are FREE for teachers in school districts participating in the 2020-2021 JOURNEY Arts in Education program. For all others, the cost is $50 per workshop.

IN-PERSON Mask Making for Día de los Muertos (CTLE Workshop), October 26th, 2020
 

Teaching artist Miguel Cossio, born in Mexico and based in New York, is an avid traveler  and lore researcher. He will lead teachers in the ritualistic art forms of masks making and puppet making for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), just in time for Halloween and All Saints Day. Miguel is also a writer/director of performance pieces and brings his in-school workshops throughout NYC, Westchester and Long Island. All teachers from K-12 will enjoy this hands on workshop as well as art teachers, dual language and foreign language classroom teachers.

About the Presenter:

Born in Mexico and based in New York, an avid traveler and lore researcher, MC is a visual artist and writer/director of performance pieces. His interest is the American experience, ritual art forms from World cultures, and their ever changing circumstances. MC is currently working with several arts in education organizations  such as The Center for Arts Education www.caenyc.org in NYC and Arts Westchester www.artswestchester.org  in White Plains, NY and is in the roster of several arts-in-ed organizations including Suffolk Boces and the Huntington Arts Council in Long Island, NY.

CTLE Credits – 3

See descriptions of each of the five workshops in this series on our website - http://www.huntingtonarts.org/programs/arts-in-education/the-journey-program/cultural-arts-workshops-for-teachers-2013/

*Workshop selections and locations are subject to change.

This is the registration for one of five CTLE workshops being offered as a part of the JOURNEY arts in education program's teacher professional development series.   

Workshops are being offered as hybrid sessions with the option to attend in person with social distancing protocols in place or virtually through a zoom link. This registration form is only for the IN-PERSON session on 11/2.


Details for all workshops:

  • WHERE: Workshops are being offered as hybrid sessions with the option to attend in person with social distancing protocols in place or virtually through a zoom link. IN-PERSON Option: Huntington Fine Arts 266 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn NY 11740. We are thrilled to collaborate with HFA this year! Please note, *HFA is open and following all protocol mandated by the state.* View the HFA website here – http://huntfinearts.com/.
  • TIME: 4:30–7:30 pm
  • COST: Workshops are FREE for teachers in school districts participating in the 2020-2021 JOURNEY Arts in Education program. For all others, the cost is $50 per workshop.  

IN-PERSON Improvisation- YES! The Art of Risk! (CTLE Workshop) November 2nd, 2020
 

At the heart of Jazz are two essential elements: improvisation and spontaneity. This is a performance based course open to all instruments and voices. Taught by Stony Brook University Artist in Residence Dr. Thomas Manuel this course will explore sources and techniques of musical improvisation: practice and skills, playfulness, emotion, courage, will, concentration, risk, the power of limits, patience, trust and dedication. It is a course based in learning by doing and students will improvise from moment one learning the importance of improvisation in Jazz as well as in life.

A strong emphasis of this course will be hearing off site performances both at the Jazz Loft and other venues. This is a two part workshop exploring the art of spontaneous, improvisatory, jazz improvisation and musicians (and non-musicians) of all levels of ability are invited to attend. A variety of exercises and techniques will be explored with the goal of expanding each musician’s pallet of individual creative expression. Bring your instrument or your voice. You have to dig to dig. Ya dig!?

About the Presenter:

Jazz historian, music educator and cornet player Dr. Thomas Manuel holds the endowed Artist in Residence chair within the Jazz department at Stony Brook University. In addition to this he serves as a trustee to the Frank Melville Memorial Foundation, is a member of the Huntington Arts Council Decentralization Advisory Committee, and is the founder and President of The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook, N.Y., an innovative and creative space which joins jazz performance, jazz preservation and jazz education in celebration of the past, present, and future.

Manuel has been cited for his accomplishments by The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Newsday, Jazz Inside Magazine, Jazz Ed Magazine and has been actively involved with global educational outreach to Havana, Cuba, Monrovia, Liberia and Port Au Prince, Haiti. Manuel dedicates his professional efforts to both the preservation of Long Island’s jazz history as well as presenting it to future generations and has received several honors for his dedication to the American born art form of Jazz including: Stony Brook Universities 40 Under 40 Award, several Suffolk Country Proclamations, the East End Arts & Humanities Council 2020 Music Masters residency, the 2019 Applied Improvisation Network International Conference artist presenter, and the 2016 Person of the Year in Brookhaven award from the Times Beacon Record.

CTLE Credits – 3

See descriptions of each of the five workshops in this series on our website - http://www.huntingtonarts.org/programs/arts-in-education/the-journey-program/cultural-arts-workshops-for-teachers-2013/

*Workshop selections and locations are subject to change.

This is the registration for one of five CTLE workshops being offered as a part of the JOURNEY arts in education program's teacher professional development series.   

Workshops are being offered as hybrid sessions with the option to attend in person with social distancing protocols in place or virtually through a zoom link. This registration form is only for the VIRTUAL session on 10/26.  


DETAILS FOR ALL WORKSHOPS:

  • WHERE: This registration form is for the VIRTUAL session. Registrants will be emailed a zoom link prior to the start of the workshop. 
  • TIME: 4:30–7:30 pm. To receive CTLE credit for this VIRTUAL workshop, you must be present for the entire 3 hour session and validate your attendance prior to exiting the workshop. Details will be provided on how to validate attendance. 
  • COST: Workshops are FREE for teachers in school districts participating in the 2020-2021 JOURNEY Arts in Education program. For all others, the cost is $50 per workshop.


MATERIALS TO GATHER PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP:   

Supplies Needed for 10/26 Workshop - Virtual Participants Only 

(In-person options will have these available at the workshop location):

  • 2 White poster board or white stock paper 8’5 x 11” (Manila folders also work)
  • Few (5 + papers) white copy papers 8’5 x 11’ 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • ruler
  • Scissors
  • stapler
  • X-acto knife
  • Any piece of cardboard to be placed underneath to prevent x-acto to damage table/flat surface
  • Color tissue paper
  • Small bottle of white Elmer’s glue
  • Glue stick
  • Color markers 
  • Black marker (thick)
  • Elastic string
  • 1 paint stir wood stick
  • One hole puncher
  • Color feathers
  • Pipe cleaners
  • liquid glitter (small bottles) one or 2 colors
  • one stick - thin wood dowel or 12"bamboo grill stick

*If you would like to pick up a kit with the materials, please email Regina Van Bell – artsined@huntingtonarts.org to schedule.


VIRTUAL, Mask Making for Día de los Muertos (CTLE Workshop), October 26th, 2020
 

 Teaching artist Miguel Cossio, born in Mexico and based in New York, is an avid traveler  and lore researcher. He will lead teachers in the ritualistic art forms of masks making and puppet making for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), just in time for Halloween and All Saints Day. Miguel is also a writer/director of performance pieces and brings his in-school workshops throughout NYC, Westchester and Long Island. All teachers from K-12 will enjoy this hands on workshop as well as art teachers, dual language and foreign language classroom teachers.

About the Presenter:
Born in Mexico and based in New York, an avid traveler and lore researcher, MC is a visual artist and writer/director of performance pieces. His interest is the American experience, ritual art forms from World cultures, and their ever changing circumstances. MC is currently working with several arts in education organizations  such as The Center for Arts Education www.caenyc.org in NYC and Arts Westchester www.artswestchester.org  in White Plains, NY and is in the roster of several arts-in-ed organizations including Suffolk Boces and the Huntington Arts Council in Long Island, NY.
CTLE Credits – 3

See descriptions of each of the five workshops in this series on our website - http://www.huntingtonarts.org/programs/arts-in-education/the-journey-program/cultural-arts-workshops-for-teachers-2013/

*Workshop selections and locations are subject to change.

This is the registration for one of five CTLE workshops being offered as a part of the JOURNEY arts in education program's teacher professional development series.   

Workshops are being offered as hybrid sessions with the option to attend in person with social distancing protocols in place or virtually through a zoom link. This registration form is only for the VIRTUAL session on 11/2.  


DETAILS FOR ALL WORKSHOPS:

  • WHERE: This registration form is for the VIRTUAL session. Registrants will be emailed a zoom link prior to the start of the workshop. 
  • TIME: 4:30–7:30 pm. To receive CTLE credit for this VIRTUAL workshop, you must be present for the entire 3 hour session and validate your attendance prior to exiting the workshop. Details will be provided on how to validate attendance. 
  • COST: Workshops are FREE for teachers in school districts participating in the 2020-2021 JOURNEY Arts in Education program. For all others, the cost is $50 per workshop.
  • MATERIALS FOR VIRTUAL ATTENDEES: Information regarding materials will be provided through a separate email. Materials that are provided by the presenter will be available for pickup at the Huntington Arts Council or Huntington Fine Arts Center on the afternoon of the workshop.   


VIRTUAL, Improvisation - YES! The Art of Risk! (CTLE Workshop), November 2nd, 2020
 

 At the heart of Jazz are two essential elements: improvisation and spontaneity. This is a performance based course open to all instruments and voices. Taught by Stony Brook University Artist in Residence Dr. Thomas Manuel this course will explore sources and techniques of musical improvisation: practice and skills, playfulness, emotion, courage, will, concentration, risk, the power of limits, patience, trust and dedication. It is a course based in learning by doing and students will improvise from moment one learning the importance of improvisation in Jazz as well as in life.
A strong emphasis of this course will be hearing off site performances both at the Jazz Loft and other venues. This is a two part workshop exploring the art of spontaneous, improvisatory, jazz improvisation and musicians (and non-musicians) of all levels of ability are invited to attend. A variety of exercises and techniques will be explored with the goal of expanding each musician’s pallet of individual creative expression. Bring your instrument or your voice. You have to dig to dig. Ya dig!?

About the Presenter:
Jazz historian, music educator and cornet player Dr. Thomas Manuel holds the endowed Artist in Residence chair within the Jazz department at Stony Brook University. In addition to this he serves as a trustee to the Frank Melville Memorial Foundation, is a member of the Huntington Arts Council Decentralization Advisory Committee, and is the founder and President of The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook, N.Y., an innovative and creative space which joins jazz performance, jazz preservation and jazz education in celebration of the past, present, and future.

Manuel has been cited for his accomplishments by The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Newsday, Jazz Inside Magazine, Jazz Ed Magazine and has been actively involved with global educational outreach to Havana, Cuba, Monrovia, Liberia and Port Au Prince, Haiti. Manuel dedicates his professional efforts to both the preservation of Long Island’s jazz history as well as presenting it to future generations and has received several honors for his dedication to the American born art form of Jazz including: Stony Brook Universities 40 Under 40 Award, several Suffolk Country Proclamations, the East End Arts & Humanities Council 2020 Music Masters residency, the 2019 Applied Improvisation Network International Conference artist presenter, and the 2016 Person of the Year in Brookhaven award from the Times Beacon Record.
CTLE Credits – 3

See descriptions of each of the five workshops in this series on our website - http://www.huntingtonarts.org/programs/arts-in-education/the-journey-program/cultural-arts-workshops-for-teachers-2013/

*Workshop selections and locations are subject to change.

This is the registration for one of five CTLE workshops being offered as a part of the JOURNEY arts in education program's teacher professional development series.   

Workshops are being offered as hybrid sessions with the option to attend in person with social distancing protocols in place or virtually through a zoom link. This registration form is only for the VIRTUAL session on 11/2.  


DETAILS FOR ALL WORKSHOPS:

  • WHERE: This registration form is for the VIRTUAL session. Registrants will be emailed a zoom link prior to the start of the workshop. 
  • TIME: 4:30–7:30 pm. To receive CTLE credit for this VIRTUAL workshop, you must be present for the entire 3 hour session and validate your attendance prior to exiting the workshop. Details will be provided on how to validate attendance. 
  • COST: Workshops are FREE for teachers in school districts participating in the 2020-2021 JOURNEY Arts in Education program. For all others, the cost is $50 per workshop.
  • MATERIALS FOR VIRTUAL ATTENDEES: Information regarding materials will be provided through a separate email. Materials that are provided by the presenter will be available for pickup at the Huntington Arts Council or Huntington Fine Arts Center on the afternoon of the workshop.   


VIRTUAL, Building Trust Through Process - A Two Part Workshop (CTLE Workshop), November 9th, 2020

Entire Two Part Workshop will take place from 4:30-7:30pm through Zoom.
Part 1 - 4:30-6:15pm and Part 2 - 6:15-7:30pm

Part 1 - Building Trust Through Process

BOLD-photo-by-Shannel-Resto

BOLD facilitators of Urban Bush Women, will present this workshop. Through trust building exercise, you learn to surrender and stay true to what is happening in the moment. We use play, movement exercises, and theatre games to exercise active listening, collaboration, and self-reflection. This workshop encourages a values based approach to online communication. Participants are called to bring their thoughts and creativity into action. It is useful in community building and employing art making as a means to tackle challenging conversation.
*BOLD photo by Shannon Resto


Part 2 Building on Community Engagement

In the second part of this workshop, Loretta Corbisiero-Drakos of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts in Education, will explore the ways in which arts in education can build on diversity, equity and inclusion through virtual cultural arts programming. She will discuss the benefits of these types of programs and answer questions on implementing in classrooms today.

CTLE Hours – 3 (Language Acquisition Hours / ELL)

See descriptions of each of the five workshops in this series on our website - http://www.huntingtonarts.org/programs/arts-in-education/the-journey-program/cultural-arts-workshops-for-teachers-2013/

*Workshop selections and locations are subject to change.

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

Huntington Arts Council