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Arts grants awarded

February 29, 2012

Fifteen Sullivan County non-profit organizations received $17,500 in Decentralization Grants (DEC) for 2012 cultural programming at a special awards ceremony on Saturday, February 18 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).

Granted organizations are Callicoon Center Band for a summer concert series, Cornell Cooperative of Sullivan County for art workshops, Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra for a local composers series, Delaware Youth Center for art and theatre workshops, Friends of Sunshine Hall Free Library for winter cultural program, Icehouse Arts for three youth video workshops, Liberty Free Theatre for theatrical production, Liberty Museum and Arts Center for a jazz festival, Roscoe Free Library for watercolor workshops, Sullivan County Community Chorus for two concerts, Sullivan County Historical Society for a vaudeville production, Sullivan County Historical Society for a series of coffeehouse concerts, Town of Fallsburg for two free Chamber Music at St. Andrews concerts, Town of Lumberland Cultural Series for two concerts and Western Sullivan Public Library for an oral history project.

The 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. Visit or call 845/252-7576.