“The arts help us to feel something that is just a little more transcendent than ourselves.” –   Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

On January 24, ArtsWestchester presented NECS founder, Ridvan Foxhall, with a $1,000 Arts Alive Project Grant for her innovative Dance as Activism program. Arts Alive grantees are chosen through a competitive process that includes a panel of community members and arts professionals.

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, along with Senators Shelley Mayer and David Carlucci, joined notable dignitaries, business leaders, and the ArtsWestchester Board of Trustees to present the grants. Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey was in attendance to share in the celebration. Administered by ArtsWestchester, Arts Alive grants are funded through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Dance as Activism will meet weekly on Saturdays from 12:00 to 1:30PM, March 7-May 30, and culminate in a live performance. Tuition for the program is $150 for Peekskill residents, $200 for nonresidents. To further our mission to provide inclusive and accessible programming, scholarships are available for Peekskill residents in need, and donations to our scholarship fund are greatly appreciated. For more information, email info@necspace.org or call (914) 930-1777. Online registration opens soon! Sign up to receive program updates here.