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Catskill Art Society awarded $49,500 by the New York State Council on the Arts

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January 06, 2022
Catskill Art Society awarded $49,500 by the
New York State Council on the Arts

 
Livingston Manor, New York – The Catskill Art Society (CAS) announced today a grant award totaling $49,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.

Governor Kathy Hochul Quote: "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."

Mara Manus Quote: “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. 2022 will continue to bring change and the Catskill Art Society will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem,” said Mara Manus, Executive Director, NYSCA. “On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations on your award.”

Katherine Nicholls Quote: “Council congratulates the Catskill Art Society on their grant award! New York State arts and culture organizations inspire New Yorkers and cultivate community in every region,” said Katherine Nicholls, Chair, NYSCA. “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.”
You can read Governor Hochul’s press release here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-45-million-critical-funding- propel-recovery-nonprofit-arts-and

The Catskill Art Society’s main building at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor is undergoing an extensive renovation project, and is scheduled to reopen in fall 2022. The opening of the expanded CAS Arts Center space will host exhibitions of artists of international repute and will make CAS a regional arts destination.

The newly realized exhibition space will launch with a long-term presentation of James Turrell’s light installation Avaar (1976) and a site-specific wall drawing from Sol LeWitt.

The new second floor gallery and performing arts spaces will offer a variety of major single artist presentations, live performances and film screenings for larger audiences. These exhibitions will be fully integrated with CAS’s ongoing operations, and will be used as a significant platform to develop parallel programming including presentations by invited guests, public tours, and other education-focused workshops.
Thank you to the New York State Council on the Arts and Governor Hochul for recognizing the positive impact CAS has on our community.

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