Arts and Cultural Affairs - Promotion of the Arts - New York State Writers' Institute - Legislative findings and declaration of policy

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§ 8.01. Legislative findings and declaration of policy. The
legislature hereby finds and declares that New York state is unique
among states for its contribution to the art of writing and for the
special resources and opportunities it offers to writers. It is hereby
further found that the art of writing is of increasing importance and
that the general welfare of the people of the state will be enhanced by
the establishment of a center devoted to writing and the allied arts.

It is hereby declared a policy of the state that there be created a
New York state writers' institute with a legislative mandate to
encourage the development of writing skills at all levels of education
throughout the state, to provide a milieu for established and aspiring
writers to work together to encourage the development of, and increase
the freedom of, the artistic imagination of this art in the state of New