LaValle: Arts Groups From Port Jefferson to East Hampton Awarded State Grants

Kenneth P. LaValle

November 15, 2011

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R- Port Jefferson) announced today that the New York State Council on the Arts, (NYSCA) has voted to approve $142,693 in funding for arts and cultural activity to 10 groups in the First Senatorial District.

The groups, many of whom applied for several of the competitive grants, stretch from Port Jefferson’s Theater Three Productions to Guild Hall of East Hampton.

“New York’s cultural organizations are among our State’s most important and treasured education, tourism, and recreation assets,” LaValle said. “NYSCA’s grant awards are a critical component supporting the infrastructure that sustains vibrancy, creativity and economic strength in the State’s communities.”

LaValle said  that this year the NYSCA approved 2,104 grant awards for direct funding through competitive applications to 14 program areas. The awards were made to approximately 1,300 arts organizations in cities, towns and villages in every region of the State.


Organization Name


Grant Amount

Children's Museum of the East End


$ 9,100

East End Arts & Hum Cncl


$ 33,000

East End Arts & Hum Cncl


$ 5,000

East End Arts & Hum Cncl


$ 5,300

Friends of the Cultural Center Inc.


$ 15,000

Guild Hall of East Hampton Inc

East Hampton

$ 9,050

Hamptons Int'l Film Festival

East Hampton

$ 8,620

Hamptons Shakespeare Festival


$ 2,473

Parrish Art Museum


$ 6,100

Parrish Art Museum


$ 6,500

Parrish Art Museum


$ 24,810

Stony Brook Foundation, Inc

East Hampton

$ 5,640

Theatre Three Productions, Inc

Port Jefferson

$ 7,260

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

Westhampton Beach

$ 4,840


$ 142,693

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