Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts
The Friends of the Visual and Performing
Arts shall strive to increase opportunities for youth and
adults to experience, appreciate and participate in the arts in
Friends of the Visual & Performing Arts began with a community
meeting of parents interested in expanding opportunities in the arts
for their children living in a rural setting and art and music faculty
from a local school. Together they formed an action plan and moved
forward to create a unique, multi-generational experience that has
proved invaluable in this small rural community and reaching out to
surrounding villages and cities.
Comprised of a group of
interested adults and youth representing a variety of art forms, the
"Friends" group has provided a summer arts program since 1996 through
the efforts of an all-volunteer workforce.
In addition to the summer programming, the group coordinated an Awesome Arts Week
program, an arts-integrated curriculum program utilizing the talents
of community residents together with classroom teachers, for two years
in the Fonda-Fultonville Central School. Other programs have included a
theater scenery field trip experience, long-term photography courses,
guitar lessons, percussion workshop and a creative writing series.
dollars are spent on administrative salaries as the group's officers,
Board of Directors, and committees are all community volunteers.
Funding for programs comes from a combination of grants, gifts,
membership enrollment, and low program fees.
Board of Directors meetings in March and December are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each quarter, March, June,
September and December. New Board members and officers are elected at
the December meeting.
Board of Directors
The Board of directors meets 4 times annually on the second Monday of March, June, September and December.
P.O. Box 502
Fultonville, New York 12072