Indian Lake, NY – On May 3, the Indian Lake Theater, a non-profit community theater, announced a grant award totaling $50,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the theater’s sign and marquee project. This grant is part of a record capital project funding announcement by NYSCA, which totals over $42 million to 144 capital projects across New York State.
“The Indian Lake Theater has been working to improve the current sign and marquee for almost 10 years,” said Terry DeArmas, Indian Lake Theater Board of Directors President. “This improvement will raise the visibility of the Theater and increase patronage of Theater events. Since 1937, the Theater has served as a center for local civic and cultural events including movies, live productions, candidate forums, educational events and other programs.”
“Strengthening our creative sector increases tourism, boosts our economy, and enhances the rich heritage and cultural life of New York State,” Governor Hochul said. “These record grants will support a wide range of diverse and innovative projects at our arts and cultural organizations across the state, helping ensure all who visit will continue to have wonderful experiences for years to come.”
NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus said, “We are grateful to Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature for this fifth year of significant capital funding. This investment affirms the pivotal role the arts and culture play in our state’s economic prosperity. A round of applause to the Indian Lake Theater – your transformative project will ensure that our vibrant arts and cultural anchors continue to grow and thrive.”
NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls said, “These capital project grants are an investment from the people of New York to the people of New York and will have positive impact on our communities for many years to come. On behalf of the Council and staff, I congratulate the Indian Lake Theater and look forward to seeing all that will flourish from this project.”
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.
The mission of the Indian Lake Theater is to offer a gathering space that entertains, engages & enriches the economic and cultural life of the Central Adirondacks. The Indian Lake Theater is a non-profit and relies on the support of the community to fulfill our mission. Learn more about the Indian Lake Theater by visiting: https://www.indianlaketheater.org/
Photo at top: Indian Lake Theater. Photo provided by Tracey Corbitt.