Bonacic: Arts Groups Receive More Than $150,000 In Funding

John J. Bonacic

August 23, 2006

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), today announced that the State Council on the Arts has awarded the following grants to arts organizations which serve the counties of Delaware, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Arts in Orange: Four grants totaling $81,000. The grants will be Middletown, Orange County used for local arts performances, technology upgrades, workshops, and administrative support;

Brydcliffe Theater Company: $4,200 for professional performances;

Woodstock, Ulster County

Coming Together Fest/DNC

& MSC: Two grants totaling $35,000. The funding will be New Paltz, Ulster County used for arts in education and local community arts related services;

Foundation for the Open Eye: Two grants totaling $20,000.

Margaretville, Delaware County The funding will be used for arts in education and local professional arts performances;

Franklin Stock Co. @ Chapel Hall $7,700 for professional performances;

Franklin, Delaware County

Maverick Concerts $12,000 for operating support.

Woodstock, Ulster County.

"The Arts serve as an economic asset in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. They bring tourists to our region and create jobs. I will continue to promote the arts as an economic and tourism attraction in our communities," Senator Bonacic said.


Contact information for each group receiving funds is below:

Arts in Orange; Health Aderson, Community Arts Coordinator; (845) 956-0005

Byrdcliffe Theatre Company; Elli Michaels, Artistic Director; (845) 247 4007

Coming Together Fest/DNC & MSC; Livia Vanaver, Artistic Director; (845) 256-9300

Foundation for the Open Eye; Amie Brockway, Producing Artistic Director; (845) 586-1660

Franklin Stock Co @ Chapel Hall Carole Lucia Satrina, Administrative Director; (607) 829-3700

Maverick Concerts; Susan Rizwani, Chairperson, Maverick Board; (845) 679-8217