NYS Rural and Traditional Arts Fellowship
In partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, the Arts Council for Wyoming County is administering a statewide Fellowship program for rural and traditional artists. We are thrilled to announce the winners for the 2023 Rural and Traditional Arts Fellowship.
The Fellowship takes a place-based approach to inspire and build lasting connections to rural people and places and to acknowledge and support artists living and working within rural communities. This project is meant to celebrate the creativity and innovative nature of the artist and the connection between the arts and the land. The ten fellows who will represent their rural communities across New York state will each receive a $10,000.00 fellowship and will represent a wide range of artistic genres.
In Shik Lee
J. Brian Pfeiffer
Funding for this project is made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor’s office and the New York State Legislature.
About the New York State Council on the Arts
The Council on the Arts preserves and advances the arts and culture that make New York State an exceptional place to live, work and visit. The Council 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 New York State, the Council on the Arts will award record funding in FY 2023, providing support across the full breadth of the arts, including dedicated support for arts education and underrepresented communities.
The Council on the Arts 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 Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Council is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please visit http://www.arts.ny.gov, and follow NYSCA's Facebook page, Twitter @NYSCArts and Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts.
The Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) has created opportunities to bring arts into their rural communities through programming, grants, and art events for over forty years. Located on Main Street Perry, the ACWC has produced the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show, one of the largest and highest-rated shows in the region. Funding for the ACWC is made possible in part with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor, and the New York State Legislature. The ACWC’s mission and work align with NYSCA’s goal of “impacting a broad, diverse constituency in New York State.” We are also committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion with a deep commitment to supporting local and regional artists whose investment of their time and talent plays an essential role in the health and vitality of our community. Additional funding for the ACWC comes from the Wyoming County Government, foundations, private donors, and members. For more information on membership or advocacy in the arts, please visit www.artswyco.org.