$45 MILLION IN CRITICAL FUNDING FOR THE NONPROFIT ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR
NYSCA’s Round Three Grants Will Invest in More Than 1,000 Organizations and Over 300 Artists Across All 10 Regions Of New York State
Governor Kathy Hochul announced $45 million in grant awards through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Grants administered by NYSCA this year will provide critical aid to bolster nonprofit arts and culture organizations and artists as they embark on a dynamic multi-year recovery process.
In June 2021, NYSCA rolled out a reimagined grantmaking process to increase access to state funds through expanded eligibility that embraced a vast range of artmaking in New York State, and led to a nearly 40% increase in applications for FY2022 to date. Following a streamlined application process, the agency will continue to support those severely impacted by the ongoing effects of COVID-19 through flexible funding accommodations.
NYSCA’s Round Three grants include Support for Organizations, Support for Artists, Special Opportunities, and Recovery Grants. All four categories of funding provide organizations and artists with vital dollars to boost their recovery process in response to the devastating economic impact of the last year and a half. More than 60% of NYSCA’s FY2022 grantees have organizational budgets of $1 million or less.
A full list of Round Three grantees is available HERE.
NYSCA’s fourth and final round of funding, a $20 million Capital Projects opportunity is currently accepting applications. The application portal will close on January 14, 2022. More information is available HERE.
ESSEX COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL AWARDED $25,000
by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
Essex County Arts Council (ECAC) announced today a grant award totaling $25,000 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.
“This significant investment in Essex County from NYSCA through ECAC is a major step for our organization, and in our ability to fulfill our mission to support artists and cultural organizations across Essex County. The ECAC Board of Directors is excited to put these funds to work in our programs. We extend a special thank you to ECAC Arts Administrator Susan Hughes for her exceptional working in putting together the successful grant application,” said Tony Kostecki, President of the Essex County Arts Council Board of Directors.
You can read Governor Hochul’s press release HERE.
DEPOT THEATRE AWARDED NYSCA SUPPORT TOWARD LOCAL YEAR ROUND POSITIONS
The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY was awarded two grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for fiscal year 2022 as part of the state’s support of the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
The Adirondacks’ only professional Equity theatre was awarded $10,000 from the NYSCA Recovery Fund and a NYSCA Support for Organizations grant of $49,500.
In addition to general operations, the funding will support the addition of two sustainable local arts positions that are necessary to meet the goals of the organization’s strategic plan.
‘We’re grateful for NYSCA’s continued support of the Depot Theatre and our mission,” said Kim Rielly, the Depot Theatre’s Executive Director. “This vital funding will increase our administrative capacity via two regional year-round positions, including an expanded operations manager role and the addition of an administrator to manage and oversee our growing Depot Theatre Academy outreach and education program.”
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and it is the only theatre in the Adirondacks that operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The theatre’s upcoming main stage summer season and Academy opportunities will be announced in early 2022.
For more information about the Depot Theatre and its programs, visit HERE.
Below: The Depot Theatre after December dusting of snow.
A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL
*Please note! Thursday, Dec. 16 and Friday, Dec. 17 are sold out!
There are still two shows Dec. 18 and last show is Dec. 19.
This madcap, 45-minute long adaptation of the holiday favorite is a uniquely rhyming take on the Dickens classic that never loses the heart and soul of its original source. Directed by Kent Streed.
Tickets start at $15: Appropriate for all ages Purchase tickets HERE!
**15 Brandy Brook **
LEO KOTTKE & MIKE GORDON
Sunday, December 19, 2021
7:00 to 10:00 pm
The unlikely partnership between acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon continues with the long-awaited Noon, their first new album in 15 years. Couching late-night melancholy in a summer lilt, Noon features 11 tracks of warmly askew folk-pop, intricate playing, and the intimate third voice created by Kottke and Gordon, two of the most accomplished and idiosyncratic instrumentalists in American music. As creative as it is dextrous, under other circumstances, Noon might be hailed as a breakthrough third album from a young band.
More information HERE.
Purchase tickets HERE.
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