Rochester area arts and cultural organizations receive nearly $1.8 million in state grants

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The New York State Council on the Arts awarded over $40 million in grants to different cultural and arts organizations across the state on Thursday.

Of the total of $41.26 million, nearly $1.8 million was awarded to groups in the Finger Lakes region.

The grants were awarded to 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.

A number of Rochester area organizations received funding, including:

  • $17,500 to Hochstein School of Music & Dance
  • $64,000 for the Garth Fagan School of Dance
  • $40,000 to the Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • $45,000 to the Flower City Arts Center
  • $237,500 to Livingston Arts
  • $75,000 to the George Eastman Museum and Dryden Theatre
  • $93,000 to Geva Theatre
  • $12,000 to the JCC of Greater Rochester’s International Jewish Film Festival and CenterStage Theatre
  • $37,000 to the Landmark Society of Western New York
  • $23,500 to The Little Theatre
  • $10,000 to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center
  • $10,000 to the Rochester Fringe Festival
  • $10,000 to IMAGEOUT: The Rochester LGBT Film & Video Festival
  • $115,051 to the Rochester Museum and Science Center
  • $139,000 to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
  • $56,000 to The Strong National Museum of Play
  • $90,000 to the Susan B. Anthony House
  • $50,000 to the Memorial Art Gallery
  • $26,002 to the Visual Studies Workshop
  • $52,307 to Writers & Books

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