$45 Million Award to Fund Arts Organizations in Rochester

November 30, 2022

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced over 1,200 organizations and artists in New York State will receive nearly $45 million in grant awards through the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA). Multiple organizations in Rochester will receive these funds, including The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Rochester, Blackfriars Theatre, George Eastman Museum, Jewish Community Center, and PUSH Physical Theatre.

New York State Council on the Arts Chair Katherine Nicholls stated: “On behalf of the Council and our staff, I want to express our gratitude to the Governor and the Legislature for this unprecedented level of arts funding. A powerful contributor to our economies and our well-being, arts organizations and artists are essential to our growth and our prosperity. I am delighted that we are able to support their creativity and innovation as part of our pandemic recovery for the arts.”

Source: Rochester First