Newburgh, NY—Safe Harbors of the Hudson is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $20,000 in support of its Ann Street Gallery’s BIPOC Emerging Artist Fellowship. This grant is one of 1,251 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $28.8 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as this one with Safe Harbors of the Hudson strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”

“Safe Harbors of the Hudson is thrilled to receive support from the National Endowment for the Arts as we work to make our arts programming more reflective, relevant, and inclusive of our community,” stated Lisa Silverstone, Executive Director of Safe Harbors. “We applaud NEA’s Grants for Arts Projects program, its dedication to ensuring everyone can live a more artful life, and its recognition that arts create stronger communities!”

The Ann Street Gallery Emerging Fellowship Program aims to provide a supportive platform for experimental and substantive growth for emerging artists. The selected artists will form a cohort that will engage in workshops and site visits designed to expand their practices, develop their portfolios, resumes, and artist statements, and build their identities as professional artists. Fellows will visit local art institutions such as Storm King Art Center, Dia:Beacon, the Hessel Museum, Magazzino, among others to broaden exposure to arts in the Hudson Valley. The program will culminate with a self-organized collective group exhibition showcasing the Fellows’ work at Ann Street Gallery.

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