Arts and Cultural Affairs - Promotion of the Arts - New York State Writers' Institute - Objectives

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§ 8.05. Objectives. The New York state writers' institute shall:

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

2. 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

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

4. 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;

5. 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;

6. 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;

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

8. 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

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