Raynham Hall Museum Awarded $50,000 By NYSCA

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Go back in time at Raynham Hall. (Photo by Jennifer Corr)

Raynham Hall Museum announced receipt of a total of three grant awards totaling $50,000 from NYSCA (the New York State Council on the Arts) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s historic investment in culture and the arts, NYSCA has awarded $90 million since Spring 2022 to a record number of cultural organizations across the state. NYSCA awarded Raynham Hall Museum $10,000 to re-hire part-time educators post-pandemic, $10,000 to support digital marketing and advertising to increase visitation and $30,000 toward general support for organizations.
“As a cultural capital of the world, New York State is strengthened by our expansive coverage of the arts across all 62 counties,” declared Gov. Kathy Hochul. “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 Gov. Hochul and the Legislature for their unprecedented investment of $240 million to support museums and arts organizations across the state. New York State organizations such as Raynham Hall Museum are the cornerstone of our vibrant arts economy. As crucial drivers of our health and vitality, we are grateful to the unwavering dedication of museum and arts workers across the state.”
NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls said, “On behalf of the entire Council, I congratulate Raynham Hall Museum on this grant award. Their creative work provides the benefits of culture and 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.”
About the New York State Council on the Arts: NYSCA preserves and advances the arts and culture that make NY State an exceptional place to live, work, and visit. NYSCA upholds the right of all New Yorkers to experience the vital contributions the arts make to our communities, education, economic development, and quality of life. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across NY State, NYSCA will award record funding in FY 2023, providing support across the full breadth of the arts. NYSCA further advances New York’s creative culture by convening leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources. Created by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Gov. Kathy Hochul and the NY State Legislature, NYSCA is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, visit http://www.arts.ny.gov, and follow NYSCA’s Facebook page, Twitter @NYSCArts and Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts.
—Submitted by Raynham Hall Museum

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