Arthur Imperatore Community Forum Fellowship
The Arthur Imperatore Community Forum Fellowship, which was awarded for the first time in 1990, is an endowed fellowship supported by the SUNY Empire State College Foundation. The fellowship awarded to a full-time SUNY Empire mentor, funds a year-long community-related research or artistic activity that includes public and professional dissemination during the fellowship year.
Eric Ball, Professor in SUNY Empire’s School of Arts and Humanities, recipient of the 2020-2021 Imperatore award
Eric Ball's 2020-2021 Imperatore project involved considering the issue of public support for the arts in the context of local communities, with a focus on classical music (and more) in the greater Glens Falls-Lake George area. As the time for the fellowship approached, the COVID-19 pandemic intervened. This further raised the stakes on the issues at the heart of Ball’s project; it also led to the need to reformulate his Imperatore project as a publication for the Glens Falls-Lake George community, consisting primarily of contributions from key members of the local music and arts community, including leaders of music organizations, educators, and local arts writers.
The resulting publication, Classical Music and More in the Glens Falls-Lake George Region: Views from 2021, was printed in August 2021 and has been distributed to a range of local stakeholders and other interested members of the public. It is also available here in electronic form:
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