United Arts Appeal Of Chautauqua County Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) has awarded grants to artistic projects of seven local artists and four non-profit organizations.

In announcing the winners of the 2018 Projects Pool Grants Program, UAA President Julie Newell said, “Chautauqua County is so fortunate to have a wealth of cultural opportunities and working artists. We are thrilled to be able to offer our support to these worthwhile endeavors as we strive to help unify Chautauqua County through the arts.”

Recipients of the United Arts Appeal 2018 grants are:


¯ Audubon Community Nature Center: Enchanted Forest Costume;

¯ Citizens for a Better Cassadaga: Summer Concert Series on Cassadaga Lake;

¯ Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Dept.: 2018 Summer Bandshell Concert Series; and

¯ Patterson Library: Music Together with Kay Barlow.


¯ Sukanya Burman: Continued Education at Gibney Dance, New York City;

¯ Debra Eck: Wayfinding Between Time in the Outlands;

¯ Lisa Eppolito: Booth-Display System;

¯ Mark Kirsch: Sum of the Parts;

¯ Ashley Ordines: Machines;

¯ Jenean Roth: “Here” Anthology; and

¯ Ted Sharon: Shakespeare on the Lake 2018.

To be eligible for awards, organizations must have non-profit status. Individuals are expected to have been Chautauqua County residents for at least one year and can work in any artistic discipline. After being screened for eligibility and fulfillment of requirements, applications were reviewed by an advisory panel made up of artists and community leaders. Their recommendations were then reviewed for approval by the United Arts Appeal board.

In addition to funding for individual artists and smaller art projects through the Projects Pool Grants Program, the United Arts Appeal provides operating support for seven of the larger arts organizations in Chautauqua County. Organizations include the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, Community Music Project, 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Jamestown Concert Association, Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra.

The United Arts Appeal is supported by Chautauqua County, local foundations, corporations, businesses and individuals throughout the county. For more information about the United Arts Appeal, including performances offered by member organizations, visit UnitedArtsAppeal.org.

Tax-deductible contributions to support the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County can be mailed to 715 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.


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