Grant from New York State Council on the Arts Awarded to Support Recovery

Friends Of Music Concerts has received a grant award from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.

As part of New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for fiscal year 2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.

In a statement Governor Kathy Hochul explained “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,” said Mara Manus, Executive Director, NYSCA. “2022 will continue to bring change and Friends Of Music Concerts will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem.

“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,” ” said Katherine Nicholls, Chair, NYSCA.

Friends Of Music Concerts will use the grant, which covers only a portion of our expenses, to continue offering classical music performances and music education programs in the schools during this period when ticket sales have been severely limited by the need to provide social distancing in our  Sleepy Hollow theater. Donations from individuals will continue to be an important component of our operating budgets.

You can read the complete statement by Gov. Hochul here

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