The Dutchess County Arts Council is sponsoring two upcoming events details of which can be found in today's POJO, and at the Arts Council website, www.artsmidhudson.org.
The first is a grant writing workshop on Monday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 at the Cuneen Hackett Theater in Poughkeepsie. Congressman Maurice Hinchey, and , Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts will be present to discuss funding opportunities from the NEA. This event is free, but requires reservations.
The second event is an all day legal seminar for artists on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Marist College, in the student center from 9-5. The seminar program has been developed by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
The Seminar costs $60 ($50 for Arts Council members of Dutchess, Westchester, Ulster, Greene, Orange, Putnam Counties,) or $70 at the door and includes a continental breakfast, and a 200 page legal and business guide.
The Arts Council is an advocate of the arts in the region, and is committed to being a resource to artists and organizations in the area. I encourage folks to become members of the DCAC which gives much needed financial support to the organization that relies on a small staff to do so much.