Westchester County Partnered with Arts Council to Attract New Private Support of the Arts in Westchester, Benefiting 46 Arts Organizations
(February 7, 2018) – ArtsWestchester this week hosted a reception to thank Westchester County and its legislators for their continued support of the arts, specifically the Art$WChallenge program, which has helped to generate new funding for arts organizations in the county.
During the reception, which was held at Kanopi at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester on February 6, ArtsWestchester announced that 46 arts organizations raised a total of $543,912 in new funds through the 2017 Art$WChallenge program. And, with the support of the County, ArtsWestchester was able to match those funds with an additional $190,830. The public/private program, in the end, successfully leveraged a total of $734,742 for arts and culture in Westchester County.
Over the last eleven years, since the inception of the Art$WChallenge in 2007, $4,741,296 has been raised for Westchester cultural organizations: $3,084,352 has been raised by area arts groups with $1,656,944 in matching funds from ArtsWestchester through support of Westchester County.
“The Art$WChallenge program is a powerful example of a forward-thinking public/private partnership that pays dividends for the economy. We are extremely thankful to Westchester County and the County Board of Legislators for spearheading a program that over eleven years has raised more than $3 million in private funding for the arts,” said Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester.
The following 43 arts organizations were awarded funds in the 2017 Art$WChallenge match:
Actors Conservatory Theatre
Axial Theatre Co.
Ballet des Ameriques School and Company, Inc
Blue Door Art Center
Caramoor Center for Music & Arts
Clay Art Center, Inc.
Copland House, Inc.
Downtown Music at Grace
Emelin Theatre for Performing Arts
Fine Arts Orchestral Society Yonkers
Friends of John Jay Homestead
Hammond Museum, Inc.
Historic Hudson Valley
Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Hudson Stage Company
Hudson Valley Center for Cont. Art
Hudson Valley Writers Center
Jacob Burns Film Center
Jazz Forum Arts, Inc.
Katonah Museum of Art
Lagond Music School
Lyndhurst, A National Trust Historic Site
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
New Rochelle Opera, Inc.
Pelham Art Center
Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
Picture House Regional Film Center
Rivertowns Arts Council, Inc.
Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation
Taconic Opera, Inc.
Tarrytown Music Hall
The Rye Arts Center
The Symphony of Westchester
Untermyer Performing Arts Council
Westchester Children’s Museum
White Plains Performing Arts Center