We were thrilled to join our grantees last weekend to enjoy spectacular arts programs in celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial! Through NYSCA’s REDC initiative, New York State arts organizations are eligible to receive funding for projects that honor our historic waterways. A list of 2017 NYSCA-supported Bicentennial projects is available on our blog, including initiatives of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Corning Museum of Glass, both shown here.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Water Music New York tour from Albany to Lockport along the Erie Canal featured a week of free waterfront performances, including newly commissioned works celebrating the unique history and heritage of 7 canal communities. We stopped by Brockport to hear the ASO in collaboration with folk revivalists the Golden Eagle String Band and Mariah Maloney Dance. Congratulations to all on a seamless performance!
The Corning Museum of Glass’ GlassBarge, a mobile hot shop offering glassblowing demonstrations along the Canal, drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Seneca Falls Canal Fest. We look forward to seeing more GlassBarge at the World Canals Conference in Syracuse in September!
Feeling inspired? NYSCA is now accepting applicants for 2018 projects. For more information, click here.