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New York State Decentralization Grants awarded for cultural programming

January 22, 2014

NARROWSBURG, NY — Fifteen Sullivan County non-profit organizations have been awarded $16,300 in Decentralization Grants for cultural programming in 2014. An awards ceremony will be held later in the year at the Delaware Arts Center.

Allocated by the New York State Council on the Arts, the funding is administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA). The granted organizations represent eleven townships throughout Sullivan County. Granted organizations are:

  • Callicoon Center Band for a summer concert series
  • Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra for a local composers series
  • Delaware Youth Center for summer programming for youth
  • Fallsburg Library for a theatrical production
  • Friends of Sunshine Hall Free Library for a winter cultural program
  • Icehouse Arts for video workshops for youth
  • Liberty Community Development Corporation for creation of public arts spaces
  • Liberty Free Theatre for a theatrical production
  • Phillipsport Community Center for a winter music series
  • Sullivan County Community Chorus for two concerts
  • Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop for a theatrical production
  • Sullivan County Historical Society for a vaudeville production
  • Town of Lumberland Cultural Series for a concert series
  • Town of Mamakating for art workshops at Wurtsboro Arts Alliance
  • Western Sullivan Public Library for art and natural history workshops

DVAA seeks candidates to serve on future grant review panels. A likely panelist is a citizen informed about the arts and/or county cultural events. Duties consist of reading applications and participating in two meetings. To be considered, or for more information about the Decentralization Grants program, call 845/252-7576. For more about this and other DVAA programs, visit