[New York/NY] – FOUR SEAS PLAYERS announced today a grant award 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.
𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐨𝐫 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐮𝐥 𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞: “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 help this industry thrive once again,” 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐨𝐫 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.”
𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐬 𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞: “NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their responsive investment of $105 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector. 2022 will continue to bring change and FOUR SEAS PLAYERS will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem,” 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐬, 𝐄𝐱𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫, 𝐍𝐘𝐒𝐂𝐀. “On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations on your award.”
𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞: “Council congratulates FOUR SEAS PLAYERS on their grant award! New York State arts and culture organizations inspire New Yorkers and cultivate community in every region,” 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐬, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫, 𝐍𝐘𝐒𝐂𝐀. “Arts and culture are crucial to our state’s health, and Council recognizes the dynamic impact of NYSCA grantees on the well-being of all New Yorkers.” 𝐓𝐡𝐞
𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬 was founded as a community based creative outlet in New York City’s Chinatown. In its 52nd year, The Players is the only Cantonese-speaking theater group in the city, and one of the few in the country, whose mission is to produce new stage work in Chinese and English and to introduce new generations to the cultural classics from the past. The Players’ collaborative, resourceful style has become its signature trademarks. The productions have received local accolades, have a loyal audience and encourage a sense of community. Just as the outreach is vital, The Players provide a nurturing, constructive environment for artists, actors and designers to hone their craft, and for some an opportunity to dabble in the arts.