We hope you are staying warm and enjoying time with loved ones.
We are very excited to share the news that earlier this month, GMF was awarded a $30,000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. We are thrilled by the recognition from the state of New York. This grant is crucial in helping to bring world-class music to the Finger Lakes. Read on for some statements from those involved in awarding the grant.
Governor Kathy Hochul said, “As a cultural capital of the world, New York State is strengthened by our expansive coverage of the arts across all 62 counties. This year’s historic commitment to the arts sector will spur our continuing recovery from the pandemic and set the course for a stronger future.”
NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus said, “We are immensely grateful to Governor Hochul and the Legislature for their unprecedented investment of $240 million to support arts organizations across the state. New York State arts organizations such as Geneva Music Festival 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.”
NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls said, “On behalf of the entire Council, I congratulate Geneva Music Festival on this grant award. Their creative work provides the benefits of the arts to both their community and all of New York. Arts organizations are essential, leading our tourism economy and fueling sectors such as hospitality, transit, and Main Streets across our state.”
As we use the stillness and tranquility of winter to prepare for the excitement of a new Festival season in the spring, we ask you to please consider us in your year-end giving. Individual contributors like you are a vital part of keeping the Festival alive.
If you contribute before the end of the year, your donation will be tax-deductiblefor the 2022 tax season. You can visit our website at genevamusicfestival.comto learn more and to make a contribution.
As always, thank you for your support in all its myriad forms, and we look forward to the new year!