Ancram Center for the Arts Awarded $50,000 for Expansion by the New York State Council on the Arts

This grant is part of a capital project funding announcement by NYSCA, which totals over $32 million to 102 capital projects across New York State.

By: May. 29, 2024
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Ancram Center for the Arts announced a grant award totaling $50,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the organization’s theater renovation and expansion. This grant is part of a capital project funding announcement by NYSCA, which totals over $32 million to 102 capital projects across New York State.

The grant will go towards the renovation of a recently acquired adjacent building to provide accommodations to those working at the theater and a community room for the Center’s many free classes and workshops. The new building, called The Annex, will also be made available to other Ancram groups needing space for meetings and small gatherings.

“We are extremely grateful to Governor Hochul and NYSCA for this grant,” said Jeffrey Mousseau, Ancram Center Co-Director. “In 2023 Ancram Center produced 90 events, including theatrical productions, concerts, and workshops for around 1,700 individuals.  We’re bursting at the seams in our current space, and this grant is a big step toward helping us expand our existing footprint and fulfill our mission of bringing innovative contemporary theater and vital community programs to the community.” 
 

“The over 100 projects we’re supporting through this funding will showcase arts and cultural organizations across the state and spur economic development for decades to come,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said. “From historic sites to new multi-use arts centers, these diverse projects will expand the accessibility and the sustainability of arts and culture organizations while growing local economies, driving tourism and creating jobs all across New York State.”

New York State Council on the Arts Executive Director Erika Mallin said, “We are grateful to Governor Hochul and the Legislature for their support. These projects are essential to the prosperity and well-being of our creative industry and our communities, especially as we continue to navigate the recovery of our creative sector. This support will help stimulate local economies, catalyze investment in our communities and help to ensure the vibrancy of our cultural organizations for now and for the future. Congratulations to Ancram Center for the Arts, NYSCA is a proud supporter of your contributions to New York’s arts and culture.”

 



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