The NEA awards Hudson Valley MOCA $20,000 for Peekskill project

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $20,000 to Hudson Valley MOCA in partial support of its “Enlighten Peekskill” project.

“Enlighten Peekskill is part of a NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) whereby Peekskill Waterfront Green and the Peekskill MTA Station will be linked to Downtown Peekskill through illuminated sculptures,” Livia Straus, president of HVMOCA, said in a statement. “These light works will offer a safe walking route that simultaneously highlights the importance of the arts in culture and commerce. We are thankful to the NEA for their support.”

Hudson Valley MOCA’s is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from Hudson Valley MOCA,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “HVMOCA” is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence and resilience during this very challenging year.”

For more, visit hudsonvalleymoca.org and arts.gov/news.

– Georgette Gouveia

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