PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS $28,900 in 2013 TO PUTNAM COUNTY ARTISTS AND CULTURAL PRESENTERS THROUGH ITS ARTS LINK PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  – January 23, 2013
Contact: Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac @ 845.803.8622

 PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS $28,900 in 2013
TO PUTNAM COUNTY ARTISTS AND
CULTURAL PRESENTERS
THROUGH ITS ARTS LINK PROGRAM

 

The Putnam Arts Council is pleased to announce that it has re-granted $28,900 to nineteen non-profit organizations to support cultural programs and services that will take place in Putnam County in 2013. New this year, the Program has also funded two Arts in Education matching grants to an individual artist partnering with the Mahopac School District. 

The Arts Link community regrant program is managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council and provides funding to artists, arts organizations and community non-profits, facilitating quality arts projects and activities throughout Putnam County.  The goals of the program include: supporting programs that enrich the quality of life for County residents, expanding opportunities for artists and arts organizations and developing audiences for the arts.

The Arts Link Program is comprised of a combination of funds received through the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and funds received from Putnam County Government.

Each year, a panel comprised of artists, educators, business and community members, reviews the many requests submitted by local arts groups through the Putnam Arts Council.  The panel then recommends funding for the projects it feels reach a broad audience, generate the most benefit to the community and support the professional development of artists and arts groups.  The recommendations are then submitted to the Board of the Putnam Arts Council for their approval.  County funded grant recommendations also need to be approved by the Putnam County Legislature.

The 2013 Arts Link recipients are:

DECENTRALIZATION (DEC) –  State Funded Grants

PUTNAM ARTS FUND (PAF) – County Funded Grants

THEATER

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival                                                  1500  PAF

Brewster Theater Co.                                                                          2500 (1000 DEC & 1500 PAF)

Aery Theatre Company                                                                       2200  DEC

Philipstown Depot Theater                                                                 2400 (DEC 1890 & 510 PAF)

 

LITERATURE

Sunset Reading Series                                                                          892 (DEC)

 

MUSIC PERFORMANCES

Putnam Chorale                                                                                  3000  (1500 DEC & 1500 PAF)

Mahopac Library                                                                                 1000   PAF

Nowodworski Foundation                                                                  570     DEC

Putnam Symphony Orchestra                                                             930     PAF

Chapel of our Lady Restoration                                                         2000    (1000 DEC & 1000 PAF)

Arts on the Lake                                                                                 1500    DEC

Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition                                       1300    (800 DEC & 500 PAF)

 

VISUAL ARTS

Nowodworski Foundation                                                                  860  (DEC)

 

FILM

Landmarks Preservation Society of Southeast                                   1260 (DEC)

 

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Nimham Mountain Singers                                                                $1600  DEC

Patterson Library                                                                                 560    PAF

Collaborative Concepts                                                                       1200   DEC

Arts on the Lake                                                                                  500    PAF

SPACE on Ryder Farm                                                                      1000   PAF

ARTS IN EDUCATION

E. Barksdale & Mahopac Central School District

– Fulmar Road Elementary School, grade 2                                          1250 DEC

– Mahopac Kindergarten at the Falls School                                          878 DEC

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TOTAL AWARDS FOR 2013                                                          $28900