Chenango Arts Council funds arts and nonprofits

The Chenango Arts Council is pleased to announce the allocation of $99,400 in cultural funding to 54 non-profit organizations and artists through the 2014 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization (DEC) Grant Program. In addition to these grant awards, an additional $10,000 in funding for Broome County has been provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

The Broome, Chenango & Otsego DEC Program serves as a catalyst for local cultural development exposing residents to events that enrich and enhance their lives. Funding provided through these programs helps to strengthen our communities by reaching into the most rural of our townships and villages, providing increased access to a greater quality of life.

The DEC Program operates annually and panel nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. For additional information on the DEC Program, or for more details on recipient events, please visit our website at or call the Council at 336-2787/ARTS.

Congratulations to the following 2014 grant recipients:

Broome County:

Binghamton Center for Writers, Binghamton Downtown Singers, Binghamton Youth Symphony, Center for Gender, Art & Culture*, Endicott Performing Arts Center, Inc.*, Endwell Community Chorus, George F. Johnson Memorial Library*, Greater Whitney Point Community Planning Committee Corporation*, Jeff Stachyra*, Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, Laura Cunningham, SRO Productions III*, Vestal Museum, Windsor Whip Works Art Center.

*Denotes additional funding by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

Chenango County:

Afton Historical Society, Bonnie Gale, Chenango County Blues Association, Chenango County Historical Society, Chenango County Historical Society*, Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, Inc., Coventry Town Museum Association, Guernsey Memorial Library, Guilford Historical Society, Michael Burgevin, Mid-York Concert Band, Moore Memorial Library, New Berlin Art Forum, New Berlin Library, Norwich Theater Company Inc., Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association, Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Sherburne United Methodist Church- Voices of the Tabernacle, 6 On The Square, Smyrna Citizens Band, Smyrna Public Library, Town of Columbus, Village of New Berlin

*Denotes Arts Education grant.

Otsego County:

Butternut Valley Arts and Crafts Center, Catskill Choral Society, Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, Cherry Valley Artworks, Inc., Cherry Valley-Springfield Endowment Foundation*, First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville, Little Delaware Youth Ensemble, Oneonta Community Concert Band Association, Otsego County Dance Society, Pathfinder Village, Richfield Springs Historic Association, Skip West*, Smithy Center for the Arts, Unadilla Historical Association, Village of Laurens, Worcester Free Library

*Denotes Arts Education grant.

*The DEC Program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

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