Bolton Landing, NY – The Sembrich was awarded a total of $120,400 in grant funding from New York State to support new and ongoing initiatives. The funds were awarded through two agencies, the NYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and I LOVE NY/New York State’s Division of Tourism.
“We are grateful to the State of New York, the Council on the Arts, and I LOVE NY for their partnership and support,” says Director of Institutional Advancement Caleb Eick. “These funds will allow us to continue to grow and expand our programs and presence in our community. We are excited to undertake new initiatives and further solidify The Sembrich and our region as a world-class cultural destination.”
Three $10,000 grants were awarded through NYSCA’s 2023 Regrowth and Capacity Enhancement program. The awards will be used to upgrade office technology, develop digital programming, and enhance digital marketing. The responsive funding of NYSCA is providing nearly 1,000 organizations with over $13 million in recovery support in FY23, as part of their historic FY23 $90 million in grant making and $150 million in multi-year capital support.
“This unprecedented funding continues our investment into the vital role that the arts contribute to the health of our economy, our communities and our citizens,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “As we continue our comeback, we applaud the strength and innovation of arts organizations across the state and are all the better for their hard work and dedication.”
The NYS Council on the Arts also awarded $30,000 to the Sembrich from its FY23 Support for Organizations program. These funds will support The Sembrich’s programs and operations.
NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus said, “We are immensely grateful to Governor Hochul and the Legislature for their unprecedented investment of $240 million to support arts organizations across the state. New York State arts organizations such as The Sembrich are the cornerstone of our vibrant arts economy. As crucial drivers of our health and vitality, we are grateful to the unwavering dedication of arts workers across the state.”
In addition, The Sembrich was awarded a $60,400 Market New York grant from I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. This funding will help The Sembrich enhance its tourism marketing and public presence throughout its 2024 centennial.
For more information about The Sembrich and its programs, visit TheSembrich.org.
About The Sembrich
Experience music, history, and nature at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. The Sembrich features museum exhibitions and an annual summer festival with an exciting mix of world-class musicians, noted musical scholars, a free film series, and the opportunity to enjoy it all on the beautiful shores of Lake George. Listed on the National Historic Register, The Sembrich was once the teaching studio of Polish soprano Marcella Sembrich, one of the most famous musicians at the turn of the 20th century. Visitors can discover her storied legacy, which includes over 400 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and faculty positions at both the Juilliard Graduate School and the Curtis Institute of Music. With a treasured museum, performance series, and over four wooded acres of nature trails to explore, The Sembrich is truly a unique cultural experience!
The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, NY 12814
For more information, visit www.TheSembrich.org or contact us at (518) 644-2431 or Office@TheSembrich.org
About the New York State Council on the Arts
NYSCA preserves and advances the arts and culture that make New York 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 New York 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 Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, NYSCA 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.
Photo at top: Interior view of The Sembrich. Photo provided by Caleb Eick of The Sembrich.
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