N.Y. Arts and Cultural Affairs Law Section 8.05

The New York state writers’ institute shall:


Establish an arts and cultural program for the study of creative writing in the context of literary criticism, the humanities and other creative arts;


Hire such writers, artists and other personnel as may be necessary for programs, courses, workshops, lectures and readings to encourage the development of writing skills in all phases and genres of writing including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, playwriting and screenwriting;


Offer such scholarships, grants and awards in writing as may help develop the talent of writers and the craft of writing;


Offer programs for teachers and high school students in New York that will serve to train them in the craft of writing and demonstrate it as a complement to other areas of education;


Authorize the trustees of the state university to accept, on behalf of the institute, gifts, contributions and bequests of unrestricted funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations or institutions for the purpose of furthering the institute’s objectives;


Offer at least one lecture annually by a distinguished writer on an aspect of the creative imagination which will further the objectives of the institute’s programs and which will enrich the community’s exposure to the arts;


Establish and maintain such publications, records and documents as may help arts audiences for the future and stimulate and aid the craft of writing;


Foster cooperation among programs for writers in New York, including workshops that will serve to enhance continued development in the craft of writing and to increase opportunities for writers in New York state; and


Develop other programs that will enhance the craft of writing and opportunities for writers.

Source: Section 8.05 — Objectives, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ACA/8.­05 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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