2016 Livingston County Grant Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s Decentralization grant winners! We appreciate all of your hard work in our community and your dedication to arts and culture.

Avon Community Theater – Summer music theatre camp 2016.

Avon Free Library – Tweens and Teens will explore the history of pottery in Korea through reading and discussing the novel A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park led by Sharon Leary, as well as getting hands-on experience with pottery techniques.

Avon Free Library – Our Summer Reading theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read and we will be exploring this theme with artists through physical activity and art.

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming – Giving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities the ability to show their point of view of the world through the art of photography.

Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation – Participants will create useful and artistic objects from clay using a variety of tools and techniques each according to their own ability.

Dansville ArtWorks Inc. – A public multi-generational event that utilizes visual art (sidewalk chalk art) by professional, quasi- professional and community artists of all ages and abilities to build community.

First Presbyterian Church of Caledonia – This series of programs includes three separate concerts in 2016: an Irish Concert (March 18), Beautiful Dreamer (May 6) and Celtic Christmas Concert (December 2), all of which will demonstrate how American music has been influenced by that of Celtic countries.

Friends of the Wadsworth Library – The program will consist of a local national award winning photographer will also share his images, experiences, and teach community member how to improve on their own photos.

Geneseo Community Players – A 2016 summer musical theatre production at the Alice Austin Theatre at SUNY Geneseo

Growing Places, Inc. – Stories from many countries that support the 2016 summer reading theme of “On Your Mark, Get set READ” will be told at the eight Livingston County libraries.

Nunda Historical Society – The Nunda Historical Society’s “History Days” and Dennis James Program will be a three day celebration of the Village of Nunda’s rich history through demonstrations, exhibits, and speakers that will be offered to students at Keshequa Central School, area home schooled students, and adults.

Springwater Webster Crossing Historical Society – Set on a unique farm site, the 7th Annual Springwater Fiddler’s Fair and American Crafts Show (SFFACS) brings an all-day arts fair for the entire family that combines the experience of artisans, fiddlers, fresh food purveyors, mostly locally sourced prepared food, children’s activities, workshops and nature activities for the Town of Springwater & beyond.

Town of Geneseo – The Fiddler’s Picnic is an annual, day-long event hosted the first Saturday of August at Long Point Park on Conesus Lake featuring stage performances of country folk and Americana-roots musicians.

Town of Geneseo (Geneseo Rotary) – Keyboard Kamp is a community resource that provides music lessons and mentoring situations for children who may not otherwise have such opportunities.

Town of West Sparta – April 24, 2016, Sunday, 2 p.m host a 60-120 minute program with Linda Russell Balladeer at West Sparta Town Hall.

Village of Leicester – Free concerts in the Village Park.

Wadsworth Library – Summer Reading is a six-week children’s program focused on books and literacy and comprised of performers, special events, book groups, story time programs and more.

Young Authors and StoryTellers – Celebrating 25 Years of Literacy with a Literacy Con.


Jennifer Gremer – Photographic cookbook. With all intents on getting local products to create these dishes, she will include the farm that the products come from. This way anyone who buys the book can support local farmers.


Glenn McClure/Geneseo Central School – Middle School students will collaborate with a professional composer to synthesize their knowledge of NYS Abolition in the 19th century to produce a new choral work to be performed by the middle school choir in May 2016.

Ted Canning/York Central School – As part of a comprehensive and cross-curricular Latin American Studies Unit, teaching assistant, Ted Canning will lead 5th grade students in exploring the history and culture of Caribbean populations (British, French, and African influences) through the music of the Trinidadian Steelband. Collaborating with the 5th grade chorus, students will perform two concerts on full-sized genuine Steel drums and African Drums