East End cultural and art organizations are among those that have been awarded more than $41 million in funding from New York State.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last week that of the 1,230 recipients, 12 were on the East End, receiving $260,000. The money is given out to support the creation of visual, performing, literary, and media arts, arts education, economic development through the arts, and cultural programs for underserved populations, he said.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill received the most money on the East End, $81,500. Also awarded large sums were the East End Arts Council in Riverhead, at $44,000, and the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, $35,000.
The Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton was awarded $17,860.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor and the Friends of the Cultural Center, Inc., which supports the Southampton Cultural Center, received $15,000 each.
The Hamptons International Film Festival, the Montauk Chamber Music Society, and the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead were awarded $10,000 each. The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Association got $9,000.
Guild Hall of East Hampton received $8,000. Hallockville, Inc., the organization behind the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, was awarded $3,700.
In all, organizations on Long Island received more than $1 million.