HVSF Receives Second State Grant

Will cover costs if move approved to new site

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will receive $500,000 from the state parks department, its second grant award announced in less than a month for its project to transform The Garrison golf course into a permanent home.

The grant is among $196 million awarded through the state’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. The festival was also awarded $2 million on Nov. 22 from Empire State Development through the initiative. Under both awards, HVSF will be reimbursed for project costs.

The New York Council on the Arts also announced that it has awarded HVSF $10,000 for a performance planned for 2022 by Alex Kuhn with the working title An Ecological Candelmas: Illuminating HVSF’s New Home.

As part of the same round of grants, the NYSCA awarded $49,500 to the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison for general operating expenses.

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