CORNING, N.Y. (WENY)-- The Corning Museum of Glass announced that it got a grant for $40,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).  The money will go towards supporting the non profit arts and culture sector. 

Governor Kathy Hochul said, “Research confirms what we’ve always known here in New York: arts and culture are a powerhouse, with a staggering return on investment for our economy and our communities.''

Since the Spring, the New York State Council on the Arts awarded over $80 million to 1500 artists and organizations across the state. The NYSCA mission is to foster and advance the full breadth of New York State’s arts, culture, and creativity for all.

“NYSCA has long been a reliable funding partner to Corning Museum of Glass, and since 2019 alone has granted more than $180,000 in cumulative support. We are tremendously grateful for their substantial investments that further our mission of inspiring people to see glass in a new light.” said Karol Wright, the Museum President .

Corning Museum of Glass officials said they were grateful for the money, and that it would help the museum.