New York State Council on the Arts Awards Local Organizations

Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, New York. Photo courtesy visitfingerlakes.com
12/23/2021

Bristol Valley Theater awarded $109,000 by the New York State Council on the Arts

Bristol Valley Theater recently announced three grant awards totaling $109,000 over the next two years 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. These latest grant awards come on the heels of two previous awards to Bristol Valley Theater, totaling $20,000, from the state agency’s Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grant, which were used to fund the Naples’ theater’s 2021 season.

Governor Kathy Hochul celebrated the grant recipients in a December 13th statement. “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 help this industry thrive once again,” Governor 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 Bristol Valley Theater 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.”

Katherine Nicholls, NYSCA Chair added, “Council congratulates Bristol Valley Theater on their grant award! New York State arts and culture organizations inspire New Yorkers and cultivate community in every region. 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-funding-propel-recovery-nonprofit-arts-and.
Grant funds will go to support a return to indoor productions of a full scale 2022 summer season of six plays and musicals from June – September. Information on the season is available at www.bvtnaples.org.

 


 

DEEP Arts awarded $49,500 by the New State Council on the Arts

DEEP Arts in Rochester, New York, announced a grant award totaling $49,500 from the New York Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.

Governor Kathy Hochul: “The arts have long been a critical sector in our economy, and as we continue to rebuild s stronger New York, it’s essential we do all we can to help this industry thrive again. These awardees represent the best of what New York’s vibrant communities have to offer.”

Mara Manus, Executive Director NYSCA: “On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations on your award. the past two years.”

DEEP Arts offers high-quality, cultural experiences that entertain while fostering enrichment, communication, positive values, and an awareness of literature, social, and historical issues to as broad and diverse an audience as possible. Focusing on developing new and innovative work, DEEP Arts has forged partnerships not only within performing arts but with multiple art media and organizations who can inform the direction of a new generation of multidisciplinary art projects to broaden DEEP Arts’ capabilities to further education and awareness through the arts. www.deeparts.org.

LIKAH!
An original TYA musical, LIKAH! relates a story on a real puppy whose charming world of exploration & wonder gives way to a deeper theme carefully crafted to address the fundamental issue of loss. Difficult to deal with, whether a pet, friend, or family member through illness, accident, or circumstance, the loss has been especially profound during COVID, hitting all populations & generations. The loss of people we love (and often without a goodbye), has truly been a challenge, particularly with children.

Moses Man a new musical: portrays the indomitable spirit of survival as it recounts the true saga of a Holocaust survivor who fled Vienna, Austria during Hitler’s annexation & chronicles his perilous 9-year journey before finding a home in America. The musical juxtaposes the historical story with contemporary refugees, linking them across generations by discrimination, persecution, genocide & displacement. DEEP Arts engages with The Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies at Indiana University to present displacement intersections/collisions.

For more information on DEEP Arts Projects visit www.deeparts.org.

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