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Arts and Science Creating Community in Ballston Spa, Yaddo in Saratoga Springs Among 2024 NEA Grant Recipients

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ALBANY — Six local organizations will receive a combined $101,000 in awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a series of projects that further efforts to promote music, culture, and the arts in the Capital Region, Congressman Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, announced Feb. 7. 

Among grants awarded to organizations in New York’s 20th congressional district are: $10,000 to the Arts and Science Creating Community in Ballston Spa to support the creation and installation of a series of outdoor sculptures, and $20,000 to the Corporation of Yaddo in Saratoga Springs to support an artist residency program. 

“The arts play a critical role in promoting the rich heritage and culture of our Capital Region, and I’m proud to be a passionate supporter of the arts in Congress,” Congressman Tonko said in a statement. “By supporting this diverse array of profound and impressive projects, these grants will further enhance our region’s status as a hub of the creative economy and a center of culture and community. I extend my congratulations to each of these wonderful organizations, and I’m excited to see the amazing programs, performances, and exhibitions we will witness in the coming year.”

Additional district awardees included the Empire State Youth Orchestra in Schenectady ($10,000), the New York Folklore Society in Schenectady ($21,000), and the Albany Symphony Orchestra ($30,000). 

Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts distributes nearly $100 million in grants to arts organizations in all 50 U.S. states. The grants listed above are part of the NEA’s first round of awards for Fiscal Year 2024.

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