Daily Archive: June 15, 2021

$105M available in grants for nonprofit arts, cultural organizations

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It was announced Monday the availability of $105 million in critical arts and cultural funding through the New York State Council on the Arts. This funding includes a program to reinvigorate near-term live performances that opens for applications that open on Wednesday.

The grants will aid in the arts sector’s recovery from COVID-19 and begin the revitalization of New York’s creative economy, which fosters $123 billion annually in economic activity and supports more than 500,000 jobs statewide. 

There will be four rounds

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ARTS AND CULTURE: Kayla Medlen – The Tribune

Genre Style: Blues/Soul/Singer-Songwriter

Location: Huntington, West Virginia

How did the project start? I have always been a singer. After several years of going to Marshall University and being in their vocal program, I decided to play out in bands. It was challenging and fun. From there, I continuously pushed to become more versatile in songwriting and performing solo. The rest is history in the making with a lot of vulnerability and sleepless nights of song writing.

What are three adjectives to describe your style? Spunky, energetic and soulicious

Walk us through your creative process. Does it vary, if so, how?

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