The Arts Center of Yates County handed out seven arts grants in November to people and organizations dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts in Yates County, New York. “This year’s funding will benefit a wide range of ages and abilities through a variety of arts projects,” said Carol Conti, chairperson for the center. “We are very pleased with the great response from applicants with worthy projects and wish we could have awarded them all.”
The 2012 recipients include the Penn Yan Public Library and its summer reading program, Leuka Lake School (Yates ARC) for a student-made collage for the upcoming art show, and Penn Yan Middle Schools’ art teacher Faith Benedict—who would like to bring in two guest artists.
Our Town RoCKS has also received a grant, which will fund 4-6 “intergenerational art classes” this year. With the money it received, Clinton Crest Manor will be able to bring in visiting artists and musicians, provide supplies for arts and crafts projects, and cover travel expenses for cultural outings. Scylarc Studio plans to take a field trip to the Corning Museum of Glass, and Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home will engage its seniors with a holiday art project, promoting creativity, dexterity, and social interaction.
The Arts Center of Yates County raised the money for these grants through a variety of activities and fundraisers, including the ACYC Attic Art Sale, a silent auction at the Art Center’s Annual Dinner, and more. The Center raised $1,750 in grant money total, allowing them to award each of the seven recipients with $250.