- Associated Press - Thursday, January 14, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Upstate New York is getting a dose of federal funding for the arts.

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday that $712,500 is headed to the Empire State through the National Endowment for the Arts.

The money will allow organizations to support residencies for artists, exhibitions, professional development, and public engagement and outreach.

Among the beneficiaries are: Bard College in Columbia County, which will receive the largest amount at $100,000; the Thomas Cole Historic House in Greene County will receive $40,000; CNY Arts, Inc. will receive $35,000; the Center for Photograph at Woodstock, the George Eastman House in Rochester and the University of Rochester each is targeted for $30,000; while Yaddo in Saratoga Springs will receive $25,000.

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