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23February 2018

We’re Listening…For Good

We’re Listening…For Good: The Art Effect Receives $45,000 National Grant The Art Effect is proud to announce receipt of a $45,000 Listen For Good grant from the Fund for Shared Insight. The Art Effect will use these funds to help gather vital information from the people we serve to better design our programs for maximum…

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23February 2018

The Powerful Effect of Teen Art

Experiencing Teen Visions ‘18 – The Powerful Effect of Teen Art On Thursday, Jan. 11, we invited volunteers, supporters, and donors to attend a sneak peek reception of our annual Teen Visions show — an exhibition of more than 60 paintings, drawings, and photographs created by participants in The Art Effect’s 2017 Art Institute Summer…

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15February 2018

Calling all Teen Filmmakers

Calling all Teen Filmmakers: Reel Expressions Call for Entries is Open! The Art Effect is currently accepting entries of short films of all genres made by teens (ages 13-19) for the 2018 Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival, to be held on June 15, 2018 at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY. The grand…

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7February 2018

Exposure’s 2018 Call for Entries is Now Open!

It’s that time of the year: the Exposure annual national high school photography competition call for entries is now open! High-school photographers are welcome to submit up to five photographs. Submitted work will be considered for prizes and inclusion in the 2018 exhibition, which runs from May 12 – June 14, 2018. Our updated Call…

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6February 2018

Data Jamming with Beacon FRAME

From having their first go at camera operation to getting settled in pre-production, 17 young producers in Beacon are off to a great start creating an exemplar video for The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies’ “Data Jam Competition”. This is an exciting collaboration, where students learn to interpret and create stories using scientific data sets,…

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22January 2018

Students Receive More Than 100 Awards

Students From The Art Effect’s Art Institute Receive More Than 100 Awards at Scholastic Competition Top winners will proceed to a national competition, others showcase work at SUNY New Paltz The Art Effect is proud to announce that students of the Art Institute received more than 100 awards at the recent 2018 Hudson Valley Scholastic…

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1November 2017

Reel Expressions

Celebrating its fifth year, the Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival features youth-produced films – narrative, animation, experimental and documentary – from the Hudson Valley and around the world. Reel Expressions takes place on Friday, November 10 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, NY. This teen…

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20October 2017

New Merit-Based Scholarships

The Art Institute of Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project is partnering with prestigious arts colleges to provide merit scholarships to local students. The Poughkeepsie organization, which provides advanced arts and media education to youth ages 14-19, is announcing two new scholarships which will offer graduates merit-based awards to attend Moore College of Art…

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20September 2017

Media Magic: The Art of YouTube

Media Magic is our after-school workforce development program where students earn a stipend, while learning about the process of making media in various mediums and collaborate on their very own short films! Media Magic offers youth a unique opportunity to develop advanced media skills and improve media literacy, all while earning a stipend and priceless…

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