Byrnes Announces $1.2 Million in Local NYS Council on the Arts Grants

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), in partnership with the New York Council on the Arts (NYSCA), is proud to announce more than $1.2 million in grants that are being awarded to local arts organizations within the 133rd Assembly District. The grants will help spur economic development through the arts, increase tourism, and promote civic engagement as well as boost communities throughout the region.

“I am thrilled that NYSCA has chosen to support so many wonderful organizations in our community, as the arts play such a central role in defining who we are as a society and inspiring us all in who we want to be,” said Byrnes. “Without the arts, our lives would undoubtedly be duller, less vibrant, and a whole lot less fun. Thank you to NYSCA and to all those who support the arts year-round in our community and who work and volunteer to add beauty, music and performance to all of our lives.”

Because the arts were so dramatically impacted by the pandemic, NYSCA streamlined their grantmaking process. Now, they have been able to provide funding to four times as many artists and this year and to increase the amount of grants going to first-time awardees to aid in the industry’s growth and recovery.

The grants within the 133rd Assembly District include:

  • DEEP Arts, Inc. will be receiving two grants for a total of $50,000;
  • Genesee Country Museum will receive $40,000;
  • Genesee Valley Council on the Arts will receive $1.1 million for a variety of projects including $41,000 for the GLOW Traditions Regional Folk Arts Program and $40,000 to endow four individual artists;
  • Livingston County Historical Society will receive $15,000; and,
  • The New York State Ballet Corporation will receive $20,000 for two company dancers.

Full details of the grants can be found here: