NORWICH – The Chenango County Council of the Arts awarded $55,000 in cultural funding to 38 non-profit organizations through the Broome & Chenango Decentralization (DEC) Grant Program in a March 5 ceremony. Two grants of $2,250 were given through the Individual Artist (IA) Grant Program. Both Programs are decentralized programs of the New York State Council on the Arts.
In addition to this funding, a presentation of the Russell J. Perlman Award of Excellence was made to the Monday Evening Music Club for proposing the “Most Outstanding Project” in Chenango County for 2009.
The Broome & Chenango DEC and IA Programs serve as a catalyst for local cultural development exposing children, adults and seniors to events that entertain, educate and enrich their lives. Funding provided through these programs has helped to strengthen our communities by reaching the most rural of our townships and villages, providing increased access to a greater quality of life for residents. The DEC and IA Programs operate annually and panel nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. For additional information, call the Arts Council office at 336-2787 or visit our website at www.chenangoarts.org.
Congratulations to the following 2009 grant recipients:
Binghamton Community Orchestra
Project: “Water, Wonderful Water” children’s concerts
April 25, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., BC Public Library/Sun. April 26, 3:30 p.m., Bainbridge-Guilford HS
Binghamton Downtown Singers
Project: Spring Concert 2009
June 6, Sarah Jan Johnson United Methodist Church, Johnson City
Binghamton Theater Organ Society
Project: Theater Organ Concert with Silent Movie by Organist Steven Ball
March 28, 7:30 p.m., The Forum, Bing.
Binghamton Youth Symphony
Project: Annual Winter Concert
Sun., Jan. 18, 3 p.m., West MS Auditorium, Bing.
Center For Gender, Art & Culture
Project: Poetry/Photography Workshops and The Southern Tier: A Photo-Poetic History
June 8- July 31, Coop. Gallery 213, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts Gallery, Vestal Library
City of Binghamton
Project: Brown Bag Music Series
June 12- Aug. 28, Farmer’s Market, Collier St., Binghamton
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
Project: The Shakespearean Trail & Kick-off Event
Aug. 1, Cutler Botanic Garden at Cornell CCE
Endicott Performing Arts Center, Inc.
Project: “La Devina Avventura –II Fantastico Viaggio di Dante” or “The Divine Comedy – The Fantastic Voyage of Dante”
June 5-7, EPAC Theater
Endwell Community Chorus
Project: Concert Series
May 16, June 30, December 14, 2009- Northminster Presbyterian Church, Endwell, Highland Park, Endwell, Oakdale Mall, Johnson City
Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier (FASST)
Project: Touchable Art!
First Friday, Nov. 6, Nov. 7, ARVE, Court St., Bing.
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
Project: “Celebrate Music”
May 9, Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 44 Main St., Bing.
Phelps Mansion Museum
Project: Second Sunday at the Phelps
March 8, May 10, June 14, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Phelps Mansion, Bing.
Southern Tier Chapter of the NYS Old Time Fiddlers Assn.
Project: Fiddlin’s Fun Festival 2009
June 13, Roberson Museum and Science Center, Bing.
Greater Whitney Point Community Planning Committee Corporation
Project: 6th Annual Fall Festival
October 23 & 24, Whitney Point
Village of Windsor
Project: “Window on the Arts” Music and Arts Festival
Sept. 26, Windsor Village Green
Afton Community Theater
April 24, 25, 26, Afton Central School
Afton Historical Society
Project: “A Summer Afternoon Jazz Concert”
August 15, pavilion next Afton Museum
Project: Winter Carnival Ice Sculpting
Dec. 5, Main Street, Afton
Chenango County Agricultural Society, Inc.
Project: Bluegrass Festival at the Fairgrounds
July 23-26, CC Fairgrounds, 168 E. Main St., Norwich
Chenango County Blues Association
Project: Chenango Blues Association Summer Music Series
Park Concerts: 7/16, 23, 30, 8/6, 8/11, Festival 8/21, 22, West Side Park, CC Fair Grounds
The Christian Neighborhood Center of Norwich, Inc.
Project: Advantage After School Arts Program
Jan-June, June-Sept. The Place
City of Norwich
Project: Norwich City Band Concerts in the Park/Music in the Park Lunchtime Concert
July- Aug. 2008, Downtown Norwich- East Park
Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, Inc.
Project: The 15th Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival
Sept. 12 & 13, Downtown Norwich- East and West Parks
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County
Project: Youth Theater Experience
Feb. 16, Martin W. Kappel Theater, Norwich
Coventry Town Museum Association
Project: Coventry Civil War Veterans Commemorated in Music, Song, Story and Spirit, Coventry Methodist Church & Chapel, Coventry Union Cemetery and Burial Ground, Coventry Town Hall
October 11, 2 p.m.
McDonough Improvement Committee
Project: McDonough Summer Music/Theater Programs
April 25 (Poppy Town Puppets), June 19 (Route 66 Band) July 14 (Red Raville), McDonough Community Center
Mid-York Concert Band
Project: MYCB, Mid-York Shining Brass Band Concert Series
June 13/Nov. 10, UCC Church Sherburne/Oxford Academy School
Monday Evening Musical Club
Project: Centennial Celebration
October 4, UCC, Norwich
Moore Memorial Library
Project: “Be Creative @ the Library—Travel though Time with Music”
July 1- July 31, Moore Memorial Library, Greene
New Berlin Art Forum
Project: Performing Arts Programs
3/14- Glenravel & the Claddagh Ring Irish Dancers- UVCS, 5/7- Sylvia Markson & the Magic Trunk UVCS, 11/15 Singing Boys of Pennsylvania-St. Andrew’s Church
Otselic Valley Improvement & Preservation Assn.
Project: “Arts in the Valley II”
5/25, 7/11, 7/19, 7/30, 8/16, 8/27, Otselic Park, So. Otselic American Legion
Oxford Community Christian Youth Center
Project: A Family Celebration with Tom Chapin & Friends in Concert
Friday, Nov, 20, Oxford Academy CS
6 On the Square
Project: Concert in the Park with The Joe Crookston Band
July 11, Lafayette Park, Oxford
Sherburne Music-Theater Society
Project: Handel’s Messiah
December SE High School
Sherburne Public Library
Project: “Three Good Reasons to be in Sherburne”
Storm Hammond- 2 series of visual arts workshops, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Linda Richards-Roger’s Nature Center
Smyrna Citizen’s Band
Project: Summer Concert Series
July 6-Aug. 10, Mondays- 7:30 p.m., Downtown Smyrna
Town of Columbus
Project: “Explore Columbus through Cultural Magic”
June 13- Suzanne Bloom, July 25- Bonnie Gale, Aug. 9- Catskill Puppet Theater, Oct. 19 - Loomis Gang, Songs of America, Norton Park, Bell Road, Columbus
Through the IA Program, artists apply for financial support for new work through an artist initiated and led project that engages the community. The purpose of this individual artist tier is to provide self-sustaining opportunities to support the development of the artist’s career, while at the same time promoting the value of artists and the arts profession to the community. Coinciding with this is a need to create a foundation for community interaction as a part of the creative process.
• John Brunelli of Binghamton for Poetry/Photography Workshops and The Southern Tier: A Photo-Poetic History project.
• Tom Rasely of McDonough for “One Song: Amazing Grace” project.