Thank you, Thank you…

This week, the Westchester County Board of Legislators took a series of non-partisan actions to keep Westchester thriving, by recognizing the importance of the work of the not for profit sector.  Democrats and Republicans worked together to restore vital funding for many organizations which support the safety net and quality of life in this county. One of those actions added back to the county’s budget $325,000 for ArtsWestchester and $100,000 for the Hudson River Museum. These funds, if preserved in the final budget, will keep the arts thriving in Westchester by maintaining support of cultural organizations in every part of the county.

This county funding supports the many organizations listed below, all of which help make Westchester the wonderful place it is to live. It has been shown that the arts have a $156 million impact to the county’s economy returning $23 million to state and local government through sales and income taxes.  It has also been shown that the arts have the power to changes lives, to educate, to heal and to revitalize communities.  We thank the board for its actions and urge them and the County Executive to find a way to keep Westchester and the arts thriving.

  • Axial Theatre Project Support
  • Blue Door Gallery Project Support
  • Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Basic Program Support
  • Clay Art Center Basic Program Support
  • Clocktower Players Inc Basic Program Support
  • Copland House Basic Program Support
  • Croton Cortlandt Center for the Arts Project Support
  • Downtown Music at Grace Project Support
  • Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts Basic Program Support
  • Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers Project Support
  • Friends of John Jay Homestead Project Support
  • Friends of Mt Vernon Arts Parks Mt Vernon Initative
  • Friends of Music Concerts Project Support
  • Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art Project Support
  • Hamm & Clov Stage Company Yonkers Cultural Initiative
  • Hammond Museum Basic Program Support
  • Historic Hudson Valley Basic Program Support
  • Hoff-Barthelson Music School Basic Program Support
  • Hudson Stage Company Basic Program Support
  • Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Basic Program Support
  • Hudson Valley Writers’ Center Basic Program Support
  • India Center of Westchester Project Support
  • Jacob Burns Film Center Basic Program Support
  • Jazz Forum Arts Basic Program Support
  • Katonah Museum of Art Basic Program Support
  • Lagond Music School Basic Program Support
  • Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild Project Support
  • Mount Vernon Arts Council Mt Vernon Initative
  • Mount Vernon Public Library Mt Vernon Initative
  • Music Conservatory of Westchester Basic Program Support
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Project Support
  • New Rochelle Council on the Art Project Support
  • New Rochelle Opera,Inc. Project Support
  • O’Bey Foundation Mt Vernon Initative
  • Pelham Art Center Inc. Basic Program Support
  • PJS Jazz Society Mt Vernon Initative
  • Revelators, Inc. Mt Vernon Initative
  • Rivertowns Arts Council Basic Program Support
  • Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation Basic Program Support
  • Taconic Opera Project Support
  • Tarrytown Music Hall Basic Program Support
  • The Performing Arts Center Foundation Project Support
  • The Picture House Regional Film Center Basic Program Support
  • The Play Group Theater Basic Program Support
  • The Rye Arts Center Basic Program Support
  • Music Conservatory of Westchester Special Needs – Organizations
  • Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation Special Needs – Organizations
  • The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges Project Support
  • The Symphony of Westchester Project Support
  • Untermyer Performing Arts Council Project Support
  • Wenar Productions/ Actors’ Conservatory Theatre Yonkers Cultural Initiative
  • Westchester Italian Cultural Center Project Support
  • Westchester Philharmonic Basic Program Support
  • White Plains Performing Arts Center Basic Program Support
  • Youth Theatre Interactions Basic Program Support

 
2016 Westchester County Budget:
White Plains Hearing (photo credit: Barry Mason)

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