Local Arts Communities to Get New York State Funding

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NEW YORK, NY (WENY) – Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York State is dolling out $32 million for the arts spread across over a thousand organizations across the state.

“This $32 million is the latest significant investment in the State’s unprecedented efforts to strengthen the arts and welcome the world back to experience New York’s creativity,” Hochul said in a prepared statement.

The $32 million is being spread across 1032 organizations across the state and will be used to support everything from arts to dancing to opera houses.

In September Hochul announced $150 million in capital funding available through the New York State’s Council on the Arts’ Capital Projects Fund. Of the $150 million, $100 million has been earmarked to facilitate large-scale capital projects that prioritize community development.

“Arts and culture are a key part of New York’s identity, and while the past two years have been challenging, we are taking action to ensure a strong comeback,” Hochul said.

Locally, the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts received $10,000 to increase staff hours and the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet a total of $20,000 to also increase staff hours and paying artists.


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