Hudson Arts Community is an artist-run group started in 2019 with a mission to spotlight, connect, and empower the diverse community of artists that live and work in and around Hudson, New York.
Hudson is home to hundreds of working artists of various disciplines including visual art, performance, music, writing, photography and film.
We believe the visibility of artists is essential to the vibrancy of a community, and we want to ensure that the arts remain an essential part of Hudson.
We want to create a collaborative future that cultivates ongoing opportunities for artists to show their work while playing a central role in creating a thriving ecosystem for the arts.
We are currently building an online directory of individual artists who live and work in the Hudson, NY area. We also want to build a home for local art organizations, galleries, art projects and events featuring local artists.
As of April 2020, due to the COVID19 pandemic, and the resulting business closures and emergency shelter-in-place orders, community building, artist visibility and support are our immediate focus.
We are also invested in crafting our long-term vision and
organizational planning to support our mission.
Artists have been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic.
Many have lost multiple sources of income and visibility as many exhibitions, residencies, and projects have been cancelled.
In times of crises, ART is especially essential to humanity.
If there was ever a time when we needed art and artists, it is NOW.
We have an infinite belief in artists to contribute hope, unique
perspectives, dreams, and visions for a new world and future.
Are you an artist living and working in or near Hudson, NY? Join us to be included on our initiatives, if you'd like to be part of the directory know about upcoming events, projects, and opportunities for artists.
There are many ways to get involved in our arts community. We are actively seeking collaborative creative minds to build our initiative, specifically individuals with organizational & community building experience in the arts.
Please reach out if you'd like to help.
Hudson, New York, United States