13 July 2010
ARTS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM
Huntington, NY - The Huntington Arts Council today announced that Target has renewed its partnership with the Arts Council in recognition of its Journey program, which provides multi-cultural programs to more than 45,000 students in seven area school districts.
"Helping young people discover the world's various cultures is one of the primary missions here at the Arts Council," said Executive Director Diana J. Cherryholmes. "We are pleased to once again receive support from Target for our Arts in Education program. This grant will be invaluable in maintaining the high quality of both our teacher workshops and the visiting artist programs."
"At Target, our local grants are making a difference in the communities we serve," said Laysha Ward, president of community relations at Target. "We're proud to partner with the Huntington Arts Council as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work."
Founded in 1963, the Huntington Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization which enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community. The Council's programs reach over one million Long Island residents, and it serves the entire region with its cultural listings at www.huntingtonarts.org. The Huntington Arts Council has been designated a "Primary Institution" by the New York State Council on the Arts, a title meaning "vital to the cultural life of New York State." The Council is the official arts coordinating agency for the Town of Huntington, and serves as the primary regranting agency on Long Island for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), in addition to its services to over 600 member cultural organizations and individual artist members.