Southampton Arts Center has received a grant award in the amount of $49,500 from the New York
State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more
than $80 million since June 2021. This grant will support SAC’s 2022 overall operations, including the
presentation of five exhibitions and more than 175 programs.
“’Community building through the arts’ is not just our mission statement,” shares SAC executive
director Tom Dunn. “As an arts and culture center with a view toward being an inviting, inclusive space,
our mission mandates reaching and connecting with individuals from diverse backgrounds, identities,
and abilities to experience art in an unintimidating setting. SAC is a place for everyone, all the time.
This NYSCA grant award is critical to keeping institutions like ours thriving at a time when communities
need them the most.”
In 2021, SAC presented six exhibitions with 872 works on view, featured 391 artists, and partnered with
108 organizations to present more than 175 programs with and for our community, serving
approximately 45,000 visitors. With support from the NYSCA grant, donors, and sponsors, SAC aims
to strengthen their mission and offerings in 2022.
“The arts have long been a critical sector in our economy, and as we continue to rebuild a stronger
New York, it’s essential we do all we can help this industry thrive once again,” New York State Governor
Kathy Hochul said. “These awardees represent the best of what New York’s vibrant communities have
to offer and with this funding in hand, they will be able to not only continue their creative and inspiring
work, but help spur revitalization in their own backyard as well.”
“NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their responsive
investment of $105 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector. 2022 will continue to bring change
and Southampton Arts Center will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative
ecosystem,” said Mara Manus, NYSCA executive director. “On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, we
wish to extend our sincere congratulations on your award.”
“NYSCA congratulates Southampton Arts Center on their grant award. New York State arts and culture
organizations inspire New Yorkers and cultivate community in every region,” said NYSCA chair
Katherine Nicholls. “Arts and culture are crucial to our state’s health, and Council recognizes the
dynamic impact of NYSCA grantees on the well-being of all New Yorkers.”
SAC continues to follow all New York State and CDC guidelines for all programs and events. Proof of
vaccination or a negative COVID test is required for all events in the theatre. Masks are required in the
galleries and in the theatre.
Select Southampton Arts Center programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the
Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. OUTCROPPING
– Indigenous Art Now opens February 4. The presenting sponsor of the exhibition is Ingrid Arneberg,
with support from exclusive media partner The Southampton Press. FILM @ SAC is sponsored by Brown
Harris Stevens. KIDS @ SAC is sponsored by Investors Bank. Additional support comes from
Southampton Bath and Tennis Club. Financial Literacy Partner: J.P. Morgan Private Bank. General
operating support is provided by Bank of America.
For more info, visit www.SouthamptonArtsCenter.org