City among applicants for latest round of arts funding

NORWICH – In preparation for the 2012 performances by the city band, the youth dance program and the lunchtime concerts in the park, the city is seeking grant money from the Council of the Arts’ Decentralization Program to help cover certain costs of the summertime shows.

Money sought from council is part of an annual statewide campaign to emphasize the integration of culture and the arts into the community. Money allotted from the New York State Council of the Arts is granted back out to communities across the state. Chenango, Broome and Otsego counties grant funds are administered through the Chenango County Council of the Arts.

The grant money, open for various non-profits and municipalities to apply, helps fund several annual community events, including those hosted by the city and the Business Improvement District. This year, the city council is filing an application for $1,600 – money that is used to help cover the expenses of performances by the Norwich Band and the BID lunchtime live series.

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