Local Learning receives multi-year funding from NYSCA

Dec 14, 2021

We are announcing today a multi-year grant award totaling $148,500 ($49,500/year) 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.

“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.”

Local Learning will use these funds to support TWO Culture, Community, and the Classroom workshop series in New York State next year. One will occur in the Corning/Elmira region and another will happen in Duchess County, NY. Look for dates and further updates on these workshops in early spring, 2022. If you want to be notified as soon as the registrations for these two series are announced, contact New York Folklore and Education Network Coordinator Mira Johnson at NYnetwork@locallearningnetwork.org. The funding will also support network activities in New York State, looking to build additional opportunities to connect teachers and artists who have participated in past CCC programs or other folklore and educational events of New York Folklore.

“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 Local Learning will play a vital role in the 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.”

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