“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.”
“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 ECAC 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.”
“Council congratulates ECAC 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. “The Arts are crucial to our state’s health, and Council recognizes the dynamic impact of NYSCA grantees on the well-being of all New Yorkers.”
“This significant investment in Essex County from NYSCA through ECAC is a major step for our organization, and in our ability to fulfill our mission to support artists and cultural organizations across Essex County. The ECAC Board of Directors is excited to put these funds to work in our programs. We extend a special thank you to ECAC Arts Administrator Susan Hughes for her exceptional working in putting together the successful grant application,” said Tony Kostecki, President of the ECAC Board of Directors.