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Expanding Arts Program Receives Grant

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County chapter of NYSARC, Inc., received an important $5,000 Niagara County Community Arts DEC grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, to support hands-on educational workshops designed to expand and reinforce the scope of fine arts programming offered to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through visual, music and theater arts.

This project’s main goals include integrating individuals with developmental disabilities with their community, increasing the number of workshop participants, including theater as an artistic medium to our workshop participants and creating a visual link to music and theater through art-making. Participating artists will attend performances at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Riviera Theatre.

A public reception will be held on December 16 to showcase the artists and their works.