East End Arts awarded $49,500 by the

New York State Council on the Arts

Riverhead, December 14, 2021 – East End Arts announced today a grant award totaling $49,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.

Governor Kathy Hochul Quote: “The arts have long been a critical sector in our economy, and as we continue to rebuild a stronger New York, it’s essential we do all we can help this industry thrive once again,” Governor Hochul said. “These awardees represent the best of what New York’s vibrant communities have to offer and with this funding in hand, they will be able to not only continue their creative and inspiring work, but help spur revitalization in their own backyard as well.”

Mara Manus Quote: “NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their responsive investment of $105 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector. 2022 will continue to bring change and East End Arts will play a vital role inthe renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem,” said Mara Manus, Executive Director, NYSCA. “On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations on your award.”

Katherine Nicholls Quote: “Council congratulates East End Arts on their grant award! New York State arts and culture organizations inspire New Yorkers and cultivate community in every region,” said Katherine Nicholls, Chair, NYSCA. “Arts and culture are crucial to our state’s health, and Council recognizes the dynamic impact of NYSCA grantees on the well-being of all New Yorkers.”

You can read Governor Hochul’s press release here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul- announces-45-million-critical-funding-propel-recovery-nonprofit-arts-and

East End Arts’ motto is Unlock Creativity, Build Community. East End Arts is committed to cultivating a wide range of creative and artistic expression through education, exhibition and performance, and collaboration across the community.

East End Arts is a multi-award winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization serving the five East End towns of Long Island, since 1972, and is committed to building and enriching community through the arts by way of creating a vibrant arts community on the East End that enhances individual and professional artistic development, stimulates community enrichment, economic development, and cultural tourism while encouraging a wide range of artistic expression through education, exhibition and performance, and collaboration across the community. As a regional multi-arts center recognized as an “outstanding organization focused on local neighborhood priorities,” East End Arts acts as a powerful catalyst for economic and cultural revitalization in Riverhead, its home base, and for the surrounding villages and towns. Dedicated to cultural development, East End Arts is a stimulus for regional economic growth and revitalization efforts through promotion of the arts.


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