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Twin counties name culture grant recipients

Jan 13, 2011 5:13 pm
[caption id="attachment_7303" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Kwanzaa traditions at Hudson Association Library - one of the variety of programs funded through the Decentralization Grants program administered by the Greene County and Columbia County councils for the arts, who supplied this photo."][/caption]The Greene County Council on the Arts and the Columbia County Council on the Arts announced the recipients of regrant awards through the Twin Counties Cultural Fund Decentralization Program for Columbia and Greene Counties on January 13. A total of 32 not-for-profit organizations between the two counties have been awarded $43,976 in funding in support of cultural programming and activities for 2011. Greene County received 16 requests for funding totaling $50,250 – more than twice the amount of available regrant funds. Sixteen organizations received $20,229 in DEC Program Project Support which includes those that act as a conduit (fiscal managers) for local artist initiated projects. Columbia County received 17 applications for requests totaling $56,060 –more than twice the amount of available regrant funds. Sixteen organizations received $23,747 in DEC Project Support.

Greene County's grants are:

Athens Cultural Arts Center was awarded $1400 for a costume exhibit and youth acting workshop.
Athens Cultural Arts Center and Ann Carter-Cox were awarded $300 for performance of songs & stories of the British Isles & Appalachia.
Catskill Community Center, Matt Bua and Laura Anderson were awarded $2000 for a teen history and art project at the Catamount People’s Museum in Catskill.
Catskill Mountain Wolf Center and Joseph Capone were awarded $1600 for performance of an original play at Catskill Point based on the life of Sybil Ludington.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County was awarded $800 for Little Theater in the Woods children’s theater program at Acra Forestry Education site.
D.R. Evarts Library was awarded $750 for storytelling, didjeridoo, world music and other cultural programs.
Dragonfly Performing Arts Center was awarded $1200 for 2011 main stage productions.
Heart of Catskill and David Woodin/Catskill Chamber Orchestra were awarded $1879 for classical music concerts by professional and local amateur musicians.
Love ‘N Care Pet Sanctuary and Margo Muller/Soup-2-Nuts Theater were awarded $1500 for Keepers of the Light, children’s theater project based on the Hudson-Athens lighthouse.
Oak Hill Preservation Association was awarded $900 for presentations by clay and mixed-media artist Dina Bursztyn and the David Spring Trio at Oak Hill Day.
Pleshakov Music Center was awarded $1900 for Greene County Days mini-concerts.
Rivertown Housing, Jeanne Heiberg and Ann Cooper were awarded $1000 for
writing and collage workshops, public reading, and exhibit
Schoharie Creek Players was awarded $1000 for presentation of Crimes of the Heart or a comparable classic comedy
Town of Hunter and Kevin VanHentenryck were awarded $2000 for an outdoor stone carving class and demonstration on 23A in Hunter.
Ulster-Greene ARC was awarded $1000 for visual arts programs for developmentally disabled adults and public exhibit
Windham Public Library was awarded $1000 for mask-making, origami, paper mache, and other visual arts programs.

Columbia County grants include:

Clarion Concerts was awarded $1131 for their 2011 Leaf Peeper Series
Ghent Playhouse was awarded $1221 for production of “The Fantasticks” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”
Hudson Area Library and Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre were awarded $3000 for original music and dance production “The Rooster and the Crocodile.”
Hudson Chamber Opera was awarded $1263 for “the Art of Song.”
Hudson Jazzworks was awarded $646 for a master class, pre-concert symposium, and improvisational jazz concert.
Hudson River Classics/Showcase Theater was awarded $1227 in support for a series of staged readings.
Hudson Valley Choral Society was awarded $2277 for musicians for spring and winter concerts
North Chatham Library was awarded $1600 for Literature and the Arts programming.
North Chatham Library and (WGXC programmer) Sheri Bauer-Mayorga were awarded $2500 for Cross River Youth Corale
Philmont Library was awarded $1500 for four outdoor concerts.
Philmont Library and Victoria Brill were awarded $321 for lecture/demos on art and art history at Philmont Library.
Roeliff Jansen Library and Robin Becker were awarded $1021 for Columbia Chamber Orchestra’s Indian, fusion & classical piano concerts
Roving Actors Ensemble was awarded $1521 for production of “Cabaret” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
Spencertown Academy and Bend the Knotted Oak were awarded for $1221 for chamber music concerts with art and dialogue.
Taconic Stage Company and Sharon Powers were awarded $1021 for four music ensemble concerts at Church of St John in Copake Falls.
Valatie Community Theatre was awarded $2277 for technical and professional support for young actors production

All funding awards were competitive and determined by a panel of artists, arts professionals, and community members for their respective county.
The Decentralization Program (DEC) is administered by local arts councils and provides vital funding to community-based not-for-profit organizations and artists through a New York State Council on the Arts regrant program. These funds are intended to support artistic programs and services that directly and generously benefit the public.
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