Gov. Cuomo Announces More Than $41 Million For Cultural And Arts Organizations

OSWEGO – Governor Andrew Cuomo today (Jan. 26) announced $41.26 million for cultural and arts organizations throughout the state.

More than $75,000 of that will benefit organizations in the Port City.

The grants were awarded to 1,230 organizations to support the creation of visual, performing, literary, and media arts, as well as arts education, economic development through the arts, and cultural programs for underserved populations.

“These grants reinforce New York’s role as a global cultural destination, promote learning for all ages, cultivate creativity, and build community,” Governor Cuomo said. “From world-renowned cultural centers like Carnegie Hall to high quality public art programs, in-school arts education, and free performances, New York is a hub of cultural activity and artistic talent, and we must ensure that art is accessible to all New Yorkers.”

New York State Council on the Arts grants are awarded in 16 programs in all of New York’s 62 counties.

In Oswego:

The city of Oswego received a Regional Economic Development Planning grant for $40,000 for FY 2017

Project Title: City of Oswego Public Art Master Plan
Project Description: The City of Oswego Arts and Cultural Master Plan will result in a strategy for public art throughout the city’s historic downtown. The project will be a collaborative effort to build upon the DRI and other local investments with the goal of creating an enduring public art infrastructure.

The H Lee White Maritime Museum received a Workforce Investment of $29,000 for FY 2017

Project Title: H Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego Curator Position
Project Description: H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego will expand its Curator position to Chief Curator to play an enhanced role in educational development, exhibit research and design, restoration and planning, leading to becoming chartered as the only U. S. maritime institution on Lake Ontario.

And the Oswego Music Hall received $7,500 in Project Support funds for FY 2017

Project Description: Oswego Music Hall series of 17 concerts every other Saturday night from September to June to be held at the McCrobie Building on Lake Street in Oswego.
In addition we offer an Open Mic series on the Friday night preceding each Saturday concert.