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GO ART! announces grants for concerts, art projects

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 May 2014 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – A state arts grant will provide $2,500 to the Lake Plains Players to help with the costs of putting on a musical in the fall. The group last October performed Les Miserables. One of the classic songs from the musical includes ‘The Innkeeper’s Song’ (Master of the House).

BATAVIA – The new round of state grants for concerts and art projects includes funding for a new canal concert series in Albion and other projects in the county.

The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council announced the Decentralization Regrant recipients for 2014 in Genesee and Orleans Counties, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

GO ART! received 27 applications for the Reach Grant Program for total requests of $65,696. With $41,600 available, 26 of the applicants were awarded grants.

In Orleans County, the awards include:

$2,000 to Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in medina for the Finally Fridays Music Series.

$1,500 for Yates Community Library for More Than Just Books Music Series.

$1,200 to the Lyndonville Lions Club for Concert Fun for the Summer.

$4,000 to World Life Institute for Voices from the Earth – pottery program.

$2,500 to Lake Plains Players for its production of “Follies” in October.

$1,510 for the “A Tale for Three Counties” community reading project.

$800 to the Village of Albion for a new concert series by the canal.

$775 to Hoag Library for Art for Youth: Acrylics.

$500 to the Cobblestone Society Museum for “Stories at the Cobblestone.”

GO ART! also approved a $2,000 grant for artist Stacey Kirby to work with Holley first graders to create a mural for the school.