The Kirkland Art Center received a grant award totaling $49,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
NYSCA has awarded $90 million since Spring 2022 to a record number of artists and organizations across the state. NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus said, “New York State arts organizations such as the Kirkland Art Center are the cornerstone of our vibrant arts economy. As crucial drivers of our health and vitality, we are grateful to the unwavering dedication of arts workers across the state.”
“This grant award will make such a big difference as we continue to meet our mission and it has been a great boost to all of us as we work hard to bring the arts to our community and to bring our community to the arts, “ said KAC Board President Damhnait McHugh.
The Kirkland Art Center is one of the oldest community arts centers in New York state. It serves as an arts hub and cultural anchor in the Mohawk Valley region of Central New York. A capital campaign is currently underway to raise $500,000 to fund the replacement of the roof (completed), all the windows, and to create a culinary arts studio.