May 2020
Click above to see how young people are making art in response to the Coronavirus crisis!
Together We Are Doing Extraordinary Things
On May 5, 2020, The Art Effect launched the  #CreateTheArtEffect  campaign to raise $10,000 to amplify the creative voices of young people as they respond to our new reality. We continue to serve our community and support young people in creating artwork, films, and photographs that document, process, and inform their experience of the ever-changing Coronavirus crisis.
Now, more than ever, young people’s voices
 must be heard.

Virtual photo gallery open all weekend ● Live film screenings each night at 7:00 pm Award presentations Sunday, May 31
Reel Exposure will be held as a virtual 3-day festival and exhibition, premiering Friday through Sunday, May 29-31, 2020, as The Art Effect embraces this new "reality" by going digital!

As you watch each night, YOU can make your voice heard by voting for our Audience Choice Poll for Best Photo and Film .

Visit  for more information and to access the virtual photo gallery, audience choice poll, and the live screenings May 29-31. 
Virtual Screenwriting + Sculpture Bootcamps
The Art Effect  has filled all of the positions in our upcoming Dutchess County youth workforce programs! Next week, 30 teenage employees from around the county come together remotely to begin working in our two bootcamp intensives, which will be held via Zoom:  Spark Studios: Online Screenwriting Intensive  and  MADLab: Online 3D Design Bootcamp. For more information, click here .
If you are interested in being placed on our wait-list for either of these programs, please email .  
Don't forget to check out our #ArtAtHome daily challenges on social media! Keep creativity and joy a priority by including daily art making in your life.
In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation,  The Art Effect  recognizes that traditional summer programming may not be possible. Input from parents and students will help us find solutions for continuing our tradition of delivering engaging and empowering arts programs in new ways during these unprecedented times. 
We're Hiring! Help us find our new team member!
Communications and Marketing Manager
The Art Effect is seeking a full-time
Communications and Marketing Manager  to join our growing team. The successful candidate will manage all of the agency's print and media communication while working across several departments, and with program managers and constituents impacted by our work to help develop print and web-based material.   Click here to view the job description .
The Art Effect: Show and Tell
· Executive Director, Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt , wrote an article for Visit Vortex about the new ways we each can help support ourselves and others in our community during this time of change.

· We have begun recording our popular radio show, Radio Uprising , remotely and will continue airing it during our usual time slot at 4pm, Thursdays on WVKR .
· Our graduating seniors are receiving their acceptance letters from colleges and making their decisions. Huge congratulations go out to Mel Audette-Diaz and Olivia Weinstein who will both be attending MICA in the fall!

· Speaking of our graduates, check out the great Coloring Book created by alum Stephanie Weinger and available for o rder books through her Etsy shop.
· New Grant Alert! We recently received a grant from FairGame Arts in support of Reel Exposure at the end of the month.

· The Art Effect is also happy to have received a grant from the federal Payroll Protection Program , allowing us to bring our staff back on full time.
Carole & Ted Wolf • Dutchess Community College
Hudson Valley Parent • Karen & Nevill Smythe
Marist College • Marshall & Sterling Insurance
Dr. Mary Louise Van Winkle • Mike Arteaga’s Health & Fitness Centers
Prime Print Shop • Ulster Savings Bank • Vassar College