Arts and culture programs in St. Lawrence County to receive $235k from state Council on the Arts
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 2:36 pm

St. Lawrence County arts and culture programs are receiving $235,865 from the state Council on the Arts for activities and facilities.

The St. Lawrence County Arts Council, based in Potsdam, will be getting two grants, for $86,500 and $25,615, totaling $112,115.

SLC Arts Executive Director Suzy McBroom says the $25,600 grant supports their general operations budget. Of the larger grant, $71,400 is going to artists and organizations engaged in community arts programs in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties. The remaining $15,100 is for administration of that “decentralization” program of community art, said McBroom.

The Orchestra Association of Northern New York, based in Potsdam, which produces the Orchestra of Northern New York performances, will be getting $19,000.

TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, based in Canton, is slated to receive $75,000 for its wide variety of events, exhibits and other programs.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association, based in the Silas Wright House in Canton, will receive $10,500.

The Norwood Village Green Concert Series is getting $7,500 in support of its summer series of music and dance performances.

Cinema 10, an art movie series in Potsdam, will receive $7,250 in support.

The Ogdensburg Command Performances series of musical stage shows will receive $4,500.

A total of $41.26 million is being distributed for cultural and arts organizations throughout the state. 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, according to the announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.