Programs

The Huntingdon County Arts Council organizes a variety of different programs as it strives to fulfill its stated mission. Depending on budgets and funding sources the programs may vary from year to year.

Programs:

Arts in Education

The Huntingdon County Arts Council has a strong commitment to arts-in-education initiatives. We have arranged for extensive residency activities as well as daylong, individual workshops and performances in public schools and other educational settings. Some of our adult workshops are eligible to receive Act 48 credits for PA teachers.

Arts in Education Grants

The Huntingdon County Arts Council is pleased to announce its quarterly Arts in Education (AIE) Grants. Each year, the Huntingdon County Arts Council AIE Committee will carefully review and award grants in the size of $250-$2,000 on a quarterly basis. Grants are never guaranteed; however, all requests will be given careful consideration. These grants are for organizations or schools within Huntingdon County that serve children in grades K-12.

Grant Instructions:

Person applying for grant does not need to be responsible party for grant.

Grants will only be awarded to school education involved organizations. These grants may NOT be used for administrative purposes of said organizations.

A responsible party must be named to administer and finish out grant process, once grant is awarded. Please provide e-mail for further communications. More than one person may be listed.

Your organization or school may request up to $2,000. The AIE committee may not necessarily award that amount, depending on other projects being awarded, and will adjust the amount requested at their discretion.

Funds will be paid in a requested quarter. The closing of the grant must take place 1 year after receipt. Deadlines for each quarter are as follows:

1st Qtr – January-March, deadline is December 1.

2nd Qtr – April-June, deadline is March 1

3rd Qtr – July-September, deadline is June 1

4th Qtr – October-December, deadline is September 1

Please list the name of the projects (ie…3rd Annual Spring Concert)

Please give outside artists or professionals and attach their biography and resume

Please let us know if you are using this grant as a matching grant. In some cases, we may ask you to search for matching monies for a grant we award.

Please give us a narrative about your project. Try to limit yourself to 500 words. If you need to go beyond that, it is ok. Please include type of people this project will reach.

Please submit a budget for this project. Break down line items as specifically as possible. Do NOT include requested money from HCAC grant as part of your budget.

Grant Application
Thank you for your interest in the Huntingdon County Arts Council AIE revolving grants. All grant announcements will be made by the 15th of the month before they are awarded.

Literature:

Literature events are organized by the Literature Committee of the Huntingdon County Arts Council. Events include public readings in Huntingdon on a monthly basis. Additionally, the group has conducted writing competitions, workshops and invited guests for presentations.

Public Art:

Since 2003 the Huntingdon County Arts Council has played an active role in public art and art in public spaces in Huntingdon County. The HCAC encourages inquiries from communities with an interest in engaging in a public art project. We have successfully secured grant funding in the past and have completed a number of mural projects in Huntingdon Borough and serve in an advisory capacity to the borough of Huntingdon.


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It's The Nick Miller Project night at the Concerts on the Quad. Huntingdon's own Nick Miller will bring his musical talent as the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series.

Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts.

These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciated.
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Concerts on the Quad: The Nick Miller Project

July 13, 2017, 6:30pm - July 13, 2017, 9:30pm

It's The Nick Miller Project night at the Concerts on the Quad. Huntingdon's own Nick Miller will bring his musical talent as the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series. Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts. These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciated.

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Chip Lovett will bring his jazz keyboard to the Concerts of the Quad music series. The Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series.

Chip Lovett was raised in Brooklyn, New York and was exposed musically by playing clarinet in elementary school and trumpet in Junior high school. During his junior year at Juniata College located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania in 1975, he began to explore a different instrument, the piano, due to listening to jazz legends such as Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock , his main musical influences even today.

Chip received individual piano lessons for three years and then created Bryne/ Lovett , a jazz saxophone/ keyboard duo which subsequently led to the creation of Urban Fusion, a fusion jazz band which he started with three other members in State College Pennsylvania.

As a solo keyboard artist, Chip has performed in the Huntingdon County area at weddings, fine dining establishments and has collaborated with other musicians performing for the Huntingdon Historical Society. Chip also performed with Urban Fusion at the Juneteenth Celebration in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania for the last seven years. Chip was also the guest pianist performing jazz standards for the Juniata College Jazz band in 2013.

Chip has recorded duo- jazz projects, performs trio jazz piano and has served as musical director and arranger for numerous jazz, R&B and vocal groups in the State College area.

Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts.

These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciate.
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Concerts on the Quad: Chip Lovett

July 6, 2017, 6:30pm - July 6, 2017, 8:30pm

Chip Lovett will bring his jazz keyboard to the Concerts of the Quad music series. The Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series. Chip Lovett was raised in Brooklyn, New York and was exposed musically by playing clarinet in elementary school and trumpet in Junior high school. During his junior year at Juniata College located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania in 1975, he began to explore a different instrument, the piano, due to listening to jazz legends such as Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock , his main musical influences even today. Chip received individual piano lessons for three years and then created Bryne/ Lovett , a jazz saxophone/ keyboard duo which subsequently led to the creation of Urban Fusion, a fusion jazz band which he started with three other members in State College Pennsylvania. As a solo keyboard artist, Chip has performed in the Huntingdon County area at weddings, fine dining establishments and has collaborated with other musicians performing for the Huntingdon Historical Society. Chip also performed with Urban Fusion at the Juneteenth Celebration in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania for the last seven years. Chip was also the guest pianist performing jazz standards for the Juniata College Jazz band in 2013. Chip has recorded duo- jazz projects, performs trio jazz piano and has served as musical director and arranger for numerous jazz, R&B and vocal groups in the State College area. Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts. These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciate.

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It's Vocal Night at the Concerts on the Quad. Two vocal groups will perform as the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series.

Take Note is a 15 member female group singing all your favorites from the 40s though today. The group is lead by Bill Croissant.

Music, Music, Music! features a variety of music and music styples. The group is lead by Shirley McBreyer.

Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts.

These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciated.
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Concerts on the Quad: Take Note & Music, Music, Music!

June 29, 2017, 6:30pm - June 29, 2017, 8:30pm

It's Vocal Night at the Concerts on the Quad. Two vocal groups will perform as the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series. Take Note is a 15 member female group singing all your favorites from the 40s though today. The group is lead by Bill Croissant. Music, Music, Music! features a variety of music and music styples. The group is lead by Shirley McBreyer. Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts. These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciated.

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As part of our Art Walk Huntingdon tonight, check out the replicas of the medallions from the large mosaic on Penn Street. The original medallions covered different periods in Huntingdon's history. In celebration of the 250 years of Huntingdon, replicas of these medallions are available for purchase. We have both both fired and unfired ones on display tonight from 5 to 8 pm. #artwalkhdon ...

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212 4th St, Huntingdon, PA 16652

(814) 643-6220

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