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ARTS COUNCIL FOR WYOMING COUNTY awarded $10,000 by the New York State Council on the Arts Perry, NY –
Today the Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) announced a grant award totaling $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.
“The arts have long been a critical sector in our economy, and as we continue to rebuild a stronger New York, it’s essential we do all we can to help this industry thrive once again,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “These awardees represent the best of what New York’s vibrant communities have to offer and with this funding in hand, they will be able to not only continue their creative and inspiring work, but help spur revitalization in their own backyard as well.”
“NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their responsive investment of $105 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector. 2022 will continue to bring change and the Arts Council for Wyoming County will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem,” said Mara Manus, Executive Director, NYSCA. “On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations on your award.” “Council congratulates Arts Council for Wyoming County on their grant award! New York State arts and culture organizations inspire New Yorkers and cultivate community in every region,” said Katherine Nicholls, Chair, NYSCA. “Arts and culture are crucial to our state’s health, and Council recognizes the dynamic impact of NYSCA grantees on the well-being of all New Yorkers.”
You can read Governor Hochul’s press release here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-45-million-critical-fundingpropel-recovery-nonprofit-arts-and
The Arts Council will use this grant to support our performing arts series in 2022. It will help to cover performing artists’ fees, marketing, and administration of the series. Jacqueline Swaby, Executive Director, ACWC expressed deep gratitude for this grant and noted that it is the largest performing arts grant the ACWC has received since she joined the ACWC team in 2008.
Swaby said “I also wish to acknowledge the continued support of NYSCA, Wyoming County Government, Wyoming Foundation, The Conable Family Foundation, Mark and Kathy Balus Foundation, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Complete Payroll, Harts Insurance in Perry, Perry Rotary Club, significant private donors, individual and member donors. They have played an important role for many years in funding unique programs and activities that have had a lasting impact on the growth and preservation of arts and culture in Wyoming County”. She said ” The ACWC is deeply grateful for these continued support because they help the ACWC each year to accomplish the goals that align with the mission of the organization: to bring art to the people and people to the arts. This award will enable us to protect and improve the presenting infrastructure of the ACWC.