Zamir Receives NYSCA Grant

Zamir Choral Foundation awarded $49,500 by
the New York State Council on the Arts

Zamir Choral Foundation has received a grant 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.

“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 to help this industry thrive once again,” 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.

“Zamir is committed to educating its participants as well as its listeners and consistently seeks opportunities to present – and explain — music to new audiences,” said Founder & Director Matthew Lazar. “Zamir serves a critical advocacy role for the importance of Jewish music as an art form, and partners with community organizations to offer the highest level of performance, education, and entertainment while increasing exposure for Jewish arts as well as the span of Zamir’s particular reach.”

Zamir is very grateful to the state of New York for its strong belief and investment in New York’s arts organizations, especially ones that have not been able to perform because of the impact of COVID.