FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2023
Mayor Noble Announces Arts & Culture Internship Grant Awardees
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the awardees of the City of Kingston’s ARPA Arts & Culture Internship Grants are the following organizations:
Andrew Moore Photography
De Chiara Projects/ArtPort Kingston
Midtown Arts District (MAD)
Bailey Pottery Equipment
Center for Creative Education
Wholesale in a Box Company
“We are pleased to announce the grantees for the ARPA Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program, which will provide job training in creative fields for young people in our community,” said Mayor Noble. “Arts & Culture is a crucial sector for local employment, and we’re happy to be able to provide paid internships to support both young creatives and our vital creative industry here in Kingston.”
The ARPA Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program provides $6,000 in funding for organizations/businesses to hire interns for one semester: Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024. Interns must be a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student or individual who graduated from high school, college, or graduate school in 2023 or 2024.
The ARPA Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program, which is made possible with funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, is intended to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency by focusing on youth arts and culture workforce development. As part of the City of Kingston’s Economic Recovery Plan, the Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program uses ARPA funding to aid the creative economy by encouraging young people to develop an interest in, and the skills needed, to participate in the arts industry. The program will support both nonprofit and for-profit arts and culture organizations that experienced losses due to the pandemic.
More information on Kingston’s ARPA program can be found at www.engagekingston.com