Posts by Stephen Butler for Arts News
CNY Arts announced today that it has been awarded $1,000,000 for Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) and capacity enhancement initiatives. The funds were secured through a New York State Senate Initiative and are being awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts.
Recapping our efforts to create FIVE unique arts and entertainment districts in Central New York. Cities involved were" Syracuse, Auburn, Cortland, Oswego, and Oneida.
CNY Arts' Executive Director, Stephen Butler reflects on 2020 and the impact of the pandemic across the arts and cultural sector. While challenges remain, "We can see a light—more than one actually—at the end of the tunnel! ...we have many reasons for hope!"
Because of the community’s support, over $200,000 in COVID Impact grants will have been awarded to 74 arts agencies and artists by the end of December! Much of this has already been distributed, making an immediate impact in the arts community.