CoDanceCo, Home of Dancing Classrooms Long Island (DCLI), Receives NYSCA Grant

CoDanceCo is among 23 Suffolk County cultural arts organizations to receive a 2017 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYSCA_Logo_-_Green[1]

The grant supports DCLI’s first residency with Charles A. Mulligan Middle School, Central Islip Public School district.  Mulligan’s eighth grade, ten classes of 298 students, participated in the DCLI residency during the 2017 winter semester.

Please see the full press release below from the office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone:


Bellone Announces 23 Suffolk County Cultural and Arts

Organizations to Receive to State Funding

23 Suffolk Organizations to Receive More than $768,000 in Grants

(Suffolk County, NY-February 8, 2017)– Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced today that 23 Suffolk County cultural and arts organizations were selected to received $768,890 in grants by the New York State Council on the Arts. The state program supports the creation of visual, performing, literary and media arts, as well as arts education, economic development through the arts, and cultural programs for underserved populations.

“I would like to thank Governor Cuomo, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts for their continuous commitment to expand the arts in Suffolk County and throughout the state,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “Through these efforts, this funding will help local organizations across the county bring performing arts programs to our communities and visual, literary and media artists to our region for the public to enjoy. Many of our residents and families will benefit from this funding.”

In total, Governor Cuomo awarded more than $1 million in cultural arts funding to Long Island.

The 23 Suffolk County organizations that received grant funding include:

Arena Players Repertory Theater, Centerport

Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts, Babylon

Bay Street Theatre Festival, Sag Harbor
Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton

CoDanceCo, Inc., East Patchogue

East End Arts & Humanities Council, Riverhead

Friends of the Cultural Center Inc., Southampton

Guild Hall of East Hampton Inc., East Hampton

Hallockville, Inc., Riverhead

Hamptons International Film Festival, East Hampton

Herstory Writers Workshop, Inc.
Huntington Arts Council Inc., Huntington
LI Museum of American Art History & Carriages, Stony Brook

Montauk Chamber Music Society Inc., Montauk
New Community Cinema Inc., Huntington
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
Patchogue Arts Council Inc., Patchogue
Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County, Inc., Bellport
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc., Stony Brook
Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead
Theatre Three Productions, Inc., Port Jefferson
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton Beach

The Whaling Museum Society, Inc., Cold Spring Harbor

For more information on the cultural arts funding, log
onto .arts.ny.gov, suffolkcountyny.gov orfacebook.com/stevebellone.