OHA Awarded NYSCA Grant

We are pleased to announce a grant award totaling $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)! The grant aims to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.

Onondaga Historical Association has been recognized as a noteworthy contributor to the culture of New York State. “The arts have long been a critical sector in our economy, and as we continue to rebuild a stronger New York, it’s essential we do all we can help this industry thrive once again,” Governor Hochul said. “These awardees represent the best of what New York’s vibrant communities have to offer and with this funding in hand, they will be able to not only continue their creative and inspiring work, but help spur revitalization in their own backyard as well.”

Mara Manus, Executive Director of NYSCA, commented that “NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their responsive investment of $105 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector. 2022 will continue to bring change, and Onondaga Historical Association will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem.” Manus added, “On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations on your award.”

Katherine Nicholls, Chair, NYSCA, passed on the council’s congratulations on the grant award. She adds that “New York State arts and culture organizations inspire New Yorkers and cultivate community in every region. Arts and culture are crucial to our state’s health, and Council recognizes the dynamic impact of NYSCA grantees on the well-being of all New Yorkers.”

With much gratitude towards NYSCA for this grant, OHA is pleased to start off the new year strong! It is uplifting to see others place value in the vibrant culture and history of our region, and grants like this allow us to continue bringing the past to the community around us through our exhibits, programs, events, and more!

Read Governor Hochul’s full press release here.