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).

17th Annual Tulip Festival Art Contest

*You must have completed step 1, teacher registration, prior to submitting student names

Please fill out your name, student names & grades  before dropping off artwork to the Huntington Arts Council! Good Luck!

Eligibility
  • Only Huntington Township Art Teachers and their students are eligible to participate
  • Grades 3 through 8 ONLY!
JUROR: Nicole Franz is a mixed-media collage artist, living and working in her hometown on Long Island, New York. She holds a degree in Illustration and Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a Masters Degree in Art Education. She has worked in the fashion industry, hip hop music industry, and taught various art forms for over 15 years. Nicole's art is created using mostly recycled materials. Most of the materials are collected from various towns on Long Island. She uses local publications, advertisements, magazines, napkins, menus, cork, metals and anything interesting things she can find.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all Journey participating high schools: Commack, Harborfields, Huntington, Northport / East Northport, Plainview / Old Bethpage and South Huntington

CRITERIA: Each Journey Partner School will determine which 8 works, no more than 2 sculptural works of their 11th and 12th grade students will be submitted for this exhibit.

MEDIUM: All media, except for video.

ARTIST STATEMENT: Please hand in a 2-3 sentence statement about your work, why you love to create, or your inspiration.

ENTRIES: All entries must be original to entrant. No artwork previously shown in the Gallery will be accepted.

SIZE FRAMED: 24”W x 48”H in any direction. Work must be ready to hang with a wire on the back.

ENTRY FEE:  There is no entry fee for High Arts Showcase.

SALES: The Huntington Arts Council will not receive any commission on any work sold.           

LIABILITY & INSURANCE:
 All work is insured while in the possession of the Huntington Arts Council.       

Reception: Friday, March 9, 2018 6-8pm

Awards: Ribbons of Excellence will be presented at the reception by Juror Nicole Franz.

Show Runs: March 9- March 31, 2018

Submission Method:

1.  ONLINE:

  • Direct link to online form to be emailed via Gina Van Bell, Arts in Education Coordinator
  • Digital images must be no larger than 7 mb (300 dpi, 2400 pixels on the longest side)
2.  PAPER:
  • Application will be attached to email from Gina Van Bell, Arts in Education Coordinator
  • Submission materials cannot be returned
  • Address: 213 Main St, Huntington NY, 11743

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 call 631-271-8423 or email info@huntingtonarts.org

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

Welcome to the Art Teacher's registration for the 2018 Tulip Festival School ART Contest. Please complete this form to indicate your commitment to submitting student work to the contest.

* Friday, May 4th, 2018 will be the RECEPTION for artists and their families at the Heckscher Museum of Art

The Tulip Festival will be on Sunday, May 6th 2018 at Heckscher Park Huntington NY.


GOOD LUCK!

Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance 2018

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 2018 to a male or female student!

 *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 2018.


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.

 

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 (Male or Female) 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.

When to Apply:

The deadline is no later than Friday, May 4, 2018 (this is not a postmark deadline).

How to Apply:

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

OR

·         Paper Applications can be submitted:

Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance

Huntington Arts Council

213 Main Street

Huntington, NY 11743

 

The application materials must reach the Huntington Arts Council no later than:

Friday, May 4, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

 

*This is NOT a postmark deadline - packages mailed via United States postal service could take up to 14 days to arrive in our offices.  Please plan in advance to have packages in our office on Friday May 4th, 2018.

 

Portfolio Materials to be included with the Application:

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.

 

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 Huntington Arts Council cannot accept attendance at a live performance as part of the application process. 

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? Students who have questions about submitting to the Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance should contact the Arts in Education Coordinator, 631.271.8423 ext. 14 or artsined@huntingtonarts.org.  

Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance 2018


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 2018 to a male or female student. 

 

*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 2018.

 

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 DVD 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 4th, 2018 (this is not a postmark deadline).

When to Apply:

The deadline is no later than Friday, May 4, 2018 (this is not a postmark deadline).

How to Apply:

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

OR

·         Paper Applications can be submitted:

Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance

Huntington Arts Council

213 Main Street

Huntington, NY 11743

 

The application materials must reach the Huntington Arts Council no later than:

Friday, May 4, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

 

*This is NOT a postmark deadline - packages mailed via United States postal service could take up to 14 days to arrive in our offices.  Please plan in advance to have packages in our office on Friday May 4th, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Materials to be included with the Application:

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 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 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.

 

 

 

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. Please complete and sign the application (page 3) and provide an endorsement (page 4).

 

Questions? Students who have questions about submitting the Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance should contact the Arts in Education Coordinator, 631.271.8423 ext. 14 or artsined@huntingtonarts.org.

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 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.

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!
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 2017 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 Manager.

Huntington Art Council’s Main Street Gallery has opened its Invitational Gallery Shows for the 2018 season. The gallery offers its walls to a small group of artists wishing to showcase their work. The Main Street Gallery offers 73 feet of running wall space and plenty of room for pedestalled or free standing three dimensional pieces. These shows run for a period of four 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 $640 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 Rapuano at either grants4arts@huntingtonarts.org or 631-271-8423 ext 18.

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