2012 County Initiative Program (CIP) Awards
The Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) is pleased to announce the recipients of regrant awards through the Greene County Initiative Program (CIP). Ten not-for-profit organizations in Greene County have been awarded $18,000 in funding in support of cultural programming and activities for 2012.
The County Initiative Program (CIP) was established in 1983 to provide funding from the Greene County Legislature to major Greene County cultural institutions that offer quality professional services and programs. With invaluable support from the County, this funding continues to promote the development, growth and viability of major Greene County organizations.
Funding awards are competitive and are determined by a select panel of artists, arts professionals, and community members. Deepest appreciation goes to this year’s panelists for the Greene County Initiative Program (CIP) – Debbie Allen, Mary Ellen Gallagher, Daniela Marino-Goldberg, M.A. Tarpinian and David Woodin. This year’s award process was challenging, and these panelists deserve a standing ovation for their hard work and dedication to the arts in Greene County.
The Greene County Council on the Arts congratulates all grant recipients. The intent of these awards is to ensure a wide range of exciting, high caliber, and innovative cultural programs for our communities. The activities of these organizations provide a positive and substantial impact on local economies and on the quality of our lives. The GCCA and the Greene County Legislature are committed to the continuation of quality arts programming and related activities for the benefit of our residents. Please keep these organizations in mind when planning activities and check local media sources for latest information on up-coming events.
GCCA received requests from 10 cultural institutions totaling $62,475 – more than three times the amount of available regrant funds. Ten CIP awards were awarded as follows:
Bronck Museum of the Greene County Historical Society was awarded $2,200 to continue, expand and promote cultural, educational, and arts programming, including Music of History series, Heritage Craft Fair and Chilly Willy Tours.
Catskill Mountain Foundation, Inc. was awarded $3,000 toward artist fees and related costs for year-round performing arts series, which includes dance, theater, classical music, pop music and family performances.
free103point9 Wave Radio was awarded $1,200 in support for WGXA, Hands on Radio (90.7 FM), a community run media project.
Horton By The Stream was awarded $1,000 in support toward artist fees for free summer professional staged readings of Horton Foote’s play, “The Prisoner’s Song” plus “Train in the Distance”, a new play by Keith Benjamin.
Inter-Cities Performing Arts, Inc. was awarded $500 in support for two Cappuccino Concerts plus a production of a play by Moss Hart.
Music & Art Centre of Greene County was awarded $2,350 toward the 2012 season of summer concerts, classical music series and Ukrainian folk arts workshops at the Grazhda in Jewett Center.
Planet Arts was awarded $1,650 toward support for the 2012 Jazzone2one Series.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site – Cedar Grove in Catskill was awarded $2,400 in support for exhibition of paintings of Louis Remy Mignot, one of the only Hudson River School artists to hail from the South.
Windham Chamber Music Festival was awarded $2,500 in support for five concerts at the Windham Performing Arts Center in Windham.
Zadock Pratt Museum was awarded $1,200 in support for a full season of community and educational programs with a special season-long photography exhibit by Prattsville photographer Larry Gambon.
Congratulations again to these organizations that make such a difference in the quality of life in Greene County and the surrounding region. Please take a moment to thank the Greene County Legislature for its invaluable support through the Greene County Initiative Program. Write to Chairman Wayne Speenburgh., Greene County Legislature, 411 Main Street, P.O. Box 467, Catskill, NY 12414. Thank the legislature and let them know what these programs mean to you.