NEA Grants Help Support Artists, Musicians, As Well As Research And Learning In History, Literature, Arts, & Other Areas Of The Humanities
Schumer, Gillibrand: Investing In The Arts Is How We Paint A More Vibrant Picture For New York’s Future!
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,018,255 for nearly 300 grants distributed by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to organizations across New York State. The senators said this funding will allow beloved cultural organizations and nonprofits to support artists, musicians, exhibitions, educational programing and public engagement and outreach to help grow these vital industries in communities across Upstate NY.
“Art, music, and the humanities, along with community organizations, cultural groups, and non-profits are the lifeblood of New York communities big and small. From the Thomas Cole House to the Buffalo Philharmonic, an investment in the arts is an investment in New York’s future, as both a tourist destination and a vibrant place to live,” said Senator Schumer. “This over $8 million federal investment will help paint a more vibrant picture for New York’s future, all while supporting jobs, education, and breathing new life into our Main Streets which depend on a thriving arts and cultural sector. I am proud to deliver this critical federal funding to support hundreds of Empire State organizations that will keep the arts growing in New York for years to come.”
“The arts define who we are as a nation and are pivotal in the advancement of our education and economy,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This $8 million in federal funding is a major investment in local organizations to advance art, music, and culture in our communities. I am proud to deliver this funding and will continue to fight to bring federal dollars home to New York.”
Examples of recipients of NEA grants across various regions in New York are listed below. A full list of grant recipients can be found here:
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy: $50,000
Project: To support a survey exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery featuring the work of abstract painter Stanley Whitney.
Buffalo String Works, Inc.: $25,000
Project: To support the expansion of a free orchestra program for youth.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc.: $20,000
Project: To support a community engagement program and concert.
Thomas Cole Historic House: $30,000
Project: To support an exhibition and accompanying catalogue examining the depictions of land and landscape in historic and contemporary art.
Albany Symphony Orchestra, Inc.: $30,000
Project: To support a commissioning and performance project.
Empire State Youth Orchestra, Inc.: $10,000
Project: To support a musical collaboration between composer Angélica Negrón and students.
Historic Cherry Hill: $10,000
Project: To support an exhibition of visual art works commissioned to respond to the life of James Knapp, a 19th-century Black resident of Albany, New York.
Rochester Institute of Technology: $99,755
Project: To support a mixed-methods research study on the availability and effectiveness of access accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) individuals experiencing live theater.
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.: $25,000
Project: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.
Stockade Works Inc: $35,000
Project: To support a workforce development training program in film and television production for high school students in the Hudson Valley area.
Jacob Burns Film Center, Inc: $30,000
Project: To support a series of curated film screenings and associated public programming.
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Inc.: $25,000
Project: To support a photography residency program, exhibition, and an accompanying catalogue.
Random Farms Kids Theater Inc.: $15,000
Project: To support the regional touring production of “#JustBeYou,” a musical for young audiences, with a book by Eric C. Webb and music and lyrics by Stephanie Bianchi.
Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture, Inc.: $12,000
Project: To support traditional African performing arts classes.
Iroquois Indian Museum: $10,000
Project: To support the an artist residency by sculptor Margaret Jacobs, including the creation of new work.
Klinkhart Hall Arts Center Inc: $10,000
Project: To support the Sharon Springs Poetry Festival.
CNY Arts, Inc.: $30,000
Project: To support a grant program for arts and cultural organizations in central New York State.
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York, Inc.: $10,000
Project: To support production of a radio program celebrating women in classical music.
Rockwell Museum: $25,000
Project: To support the Alley Art Project, an educational public arts mural program.