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NYSCA Announces $42M for Arts & Culture Projects


144 small and medium sized capital projects have been awarded funding through the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Finger Lakes will get its share of the 42-million dollars being dished out to arts and culture groups.

Area awardees include The Finger Lakes Boating Museum that will get $124,000 for a roof replacement and parking lot resurfacing, The Smith will receive $50,000 to replace its roof, and Wayne County’s Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society will use $50,000 to install an energy efficient HVAC system.

A full list of NYSCA Capital Project award recipients can be found below:

“Strengthening our creative sector increases tourism, boosts our economy, and enhances the rich heritage and cultural life of New York State,” Governor Hochul said. “These record grants will support a wide range of diverse and innovative projects at our arts and cultural organizations across the state, helping ensure all who visit will continue to have wonderful experiences for years to come.”

New York State Council on the Arts Chair Katherine Nicholls said, “On behalf of NYSCA staff, Council and our arts and culture community, I wish to thank Governor Hochul and our State Legislators for their vital commitment to New York’s arts and cultural organizations across our state. Giving our arts and cultural organizations the means to further grow and enrich their communities creates a healthier and stronger future for all New Yorkers.”

State Senator Jose Serrano said, “Our arts and cultural organizations are vitally important to the fabric of our local communities. By increasing the sustainability of these cultural organizations, we will ensure their accessibility for generations. I am so pleased that we are supporting these projects for both New Yorkers and visitors from around the globe.”

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