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December 5, 2017
"Most of the smaller organizations have 1.2 or 1.5 employees; many of them are part time… There's a disparity, a real inequity, of who can apply and who can't simply because of the way the application process is set up right now. Is there anything that we can do or any ideas how we can make it less one size fits all?" asked Assemblyman Matthew Titone, questioning the Executive Director of the New York State Council on the Arts, Mara Manus, at a public hearing held by the Assembly Standing Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development to review the impact and effectiveness of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grants awarded throughout the State. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE