September 5, 2007

NY passes legislation to fund starving artists

News Ten Now reports: "NY state just passed a law directing the Council on the Arts to come up with grants for working artists in Syracuse. The pilot program offers $12,000 grants for individual artists and up to $20,000 for multiple artists that work as groups. 'By combining those things into one space, a live work space where they can have a photography studio, or a painting studio or a gallery. You essentially cut their financial responsibilities in half and really enables them to live and get work done and be artists in the community,' said Leo Crandall, Development Director for the Everson Museum....Along with Syracuse, Rochester, Kingston and New York City are taking part in this program" Read more.