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Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester receives Artist Employment grant

Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester receives Artist Employment grant

Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester (GCLER) has received an Artist Employment Program (AEP) grant from Creatives Rebuild New York, an organization supporting employment opportunities for artists.

Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) is funding 98 collaborations involving 300 artists employed by community-based organizations, municipalities and tribal governments.

“If we are to truly rebuild our amazing state, we must celebrate artists’ contributions not only to the economy but to what makes us human,” Sarah Calderon, executive director of CRNY, said in a news release.

“The incredible work being funded through CRNY’s Artist Employment Program underscores the importance of direct support for both individual artists and the organizations that hold their employment.”

Through the program, artists Karla Slack, Julio Pabon, Carlos Chediak, Thalia Pabon and Jessica Pereyra will join GCLER and engage with marginalized communities in Rochester and migrant workers in surrounding rural areas.

The collaboration will deliver showcases, dance and music classes, and health and percussion workshops in hopes of encouraging pride in the roots of Western New York immigrant and minority communities.

“Participants from different cultural backgrounds, including disability, will come together, leave behind all social boundaries, and let the power of art and music find equality amongst us all,” Evelyn D’Agostino, director of GCLER Latinx project, said.

The mission of GCLER is to promote Latin American folklore in Western New York through educational
events, community workshops, and meaningful live performances.

Visit the CRNY website for more information on the Artist Employment Program.

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