NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2022 — UrbanGlass, a Brooklyn based studio, gallery and education organization focused on glass as an artistic medium, announced today a grant award totaling $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.
"The arts have long been a critical sector in our economy, and as we continue to rebuild a stronger New York, it's essential we do all we can to help this industry thrive once again," shared New York State Governor Kathy Hochul. "These awardees represent the best of what New York's vibrant communities have to offer and with this funding in hand, they will be able to not only continue their creative and inspiring work, but help spur revitalization in their own backyard as well."
“We are honored to receive this generous gift from the State of New York,” shared UrbanGlass Executive Director Devin Mathis. “Our organization plans to use these funds to fuel our COVID-19 recovery efforts, creating the safest environment possible for our artists, staff, and educators so they can continue to practice, create and innovate within the medium.”
“NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their responsive investment of $105 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector,” offered NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus. “2022 will continue to bring change and UrbanGlass will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem. On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations on your award.”
UrbanGlass’ $10,000 NYSCA Recovery Fund award will be utilized to ensure safety and further COVID-19 protocol within the organization’s studios, offices and gallery spaces.