OLEAN, NY – The Olean Public Library will receive $15,000 in grants from the New York State Council on the Arts to support workshops and exhibitions.
The library funds were among 1,230 Council on the Arts grants announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 27.
“These grants reinforce New York’s role as a global cultural destination, promote learning for all ages, cultivate creativity and build community,” Cuomo said.
According to the Council on the Arts website, the Olean library will receive $10,000 for an ongoing reading and workshop series with guest authors and $5,000 for exhibitions.
The library has been receiving State Council on the Arts grants for several years, according to Michelle LaVoie, the library director.
In addition to the Olean library monies, the state grants include $124,280 for the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. The funds will be used for art classes, gallery exhibitions, artist professional development workshops and community outreach.