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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum awarded $40,000 by New York State Council of the Arts


Tue, Dec 12th 2023 11:15 am

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announced a grant award totaling $40,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector.

Through New York state's continued investment in arts and culture, NYSCA has awarded over $80 million since spring to over $1,500 artists and organizations across the state.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said, “Research confirms what we’ve always known here in New York: Arts and culture are a powerhouse, with a staggering return on investment for our economy and our communities. Nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences generated $151.7 billion in economic activity nationwide in 2022, and New York’s unparalleled arts and culture sector is leading the way to benefit our residents, our students and our visitors every day. I commend these grantees on their achievements and look forward to their contributions in the coming year."

NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls added, “Thanks to the unwavering support of Gov. Hochul and our Legislature, NYSCA is so proud to support the work of organizations and artists from all across New York. Spanning the entire breadth of the arts and culture sector – from world-renowned performers to after-school programs, from long-established museums to community arts collectives – these organizations and artists, together, are a powerful driver of health, tourism, economy and education for our residents and visitors. On behalf of council and staff, congratulations to Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum and thank you for your perseverance, your creativity and your tireless service to New York State.”

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, operated by the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier, is a premier national historic site and community resource for family recreation and learning that fosters an appreciation for the unique heritage of the carousel and related industries in the Niagara Region. Learn more at www.carrouselmuseum.org.

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