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Thursday, November 21, 2013
2013-2014 County of Orange Arts Grants Awarded

County Executive Edward A. Diana announced the recipients of the 2013-2014 County of Orange Arts Grants, an annual program in its eleventh year. Twenty-one awards were given in amounts up to $5000 to organizations, municipalities, businesses and individuals in the county for their publically accessible arts programs and projects.

"I have consistently supported this grant program throughout my tenure in office because I believe in the many benefits the arts bestow on the community and economy. It is my pleasure to help the ever-growing arts scene keep its strong forward momentum here in Orange County," said County Executive Edward A. Diana.

This cycle included two grantees that were given the top award of $5000:

Newburgh Heights Association, Inc. - Heights Banners Beautification Project

OrangeRegional Medical Center - Fabled Forest Mural in ORMC's Pediatric Center

The nineteen remaining awards support projects in Orange County spanning many artistic disciplines, all open and accessible to the public. They include:

Robert S. Grawi - Out of Africa: The Beat Goes On

Pine Bush Area Arts Council, Inc. - Celebrate Pine Bush Concert Series

Creative Theater Group, Inc. - Playhouse Fall Finale, RABBIT HOLE

Just Off Broadway, Inc. - Theater for Young Audiences, GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

Tango Under the Tent, Inc. - Argentine Tango Show and Instruction

Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, Inc. - 38th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade

Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson - Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Bandstand Concerts

City of Middletown (Paramount Theatre) - Paramount Opera Project

Melissa Padham- Warwick Dance Festival

Historical Society of NewburghBay and the Highlands - Retrospective Exhibition and Archive of Don Herron

Jubilate, LLC - Hudson Valley Honors Youth Choir 2013

Orange County Classic Choral Society, Inc. - Classic Choral Society Winter Concert 2013

Port Jervis Council for the Arts, Inc. - Holiday Concert featuring Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble

Edward McCarthy - Bolden: An American Hero Documentary Film

MaryBeth P. Hraniotis - Modern Dance Rising: The Dances of Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller

Bertoni Gallery, LLC - 10th Annual Sundays in July Free Music, Art & Poetry Festival

Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Club, Inc. - TNT Drama Matters After-School Program

David A. Manley Jr. - Monster Intelligence Puppet Theater

HudsonHighlands Nature Museum- Art in the Wild Sculpture Exhibit


Funding for the grant program is provided by County Executive Edward A. Diana and the Orange County Legislature to support the positive economic, aesthetic, and expressive influence of the arts in our communities. The program is administered by Orange County Tourism, a division of the Orange County Department of Planning. Recommendations of grant recipients are made by a panel comprised of individuals from the arts and business community who live or work in Orange County and who are independent of county government. Visitwww.orangetourism.organd click on “Arts Resources”, call 845-615-3860, or e-mailrlindland@orangecountygov.comfor more information on the program and information about the 2014-2015 grant cycle.