Saratoga Arts was awarded a grant award totaling $766,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to help support the Center’s $2 million revitalization project, as announced in a press conference on May 9. “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this grant,” Saratoga Arts executive director Louise Kerr said. “It helps us to move closer to closing the gap for our much-needed rejuvenation.” Grant funds will be put towards infrastructure repairs and stabilization of The Arts Center. Funding, including additional needed funds, will also go towards the purchase of new equipment and resources to turn The Arts Center into what Kerr described as a “state-of-the-art facility” that runs sustainably for artists in all mediums. “One of the great things about being mayor of this city is people come to you with their dreams, and you get to help them realize those dreams,” Saratoga Springs Mayor Ron Kim said at the press conference, while recognizing the support of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in helping to secure the grant. From the Saratogian.