Arts and Cultural Affairs - Promotion of the Arts - Council On the Arts - General powers and duties of council

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§ 3.05. General powers and duties of council. The council shall have
the following powers and duties:

1. To stimulate and encourage throughout the state the study and
presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and
participation therein;

2. To make such surveys as may be deemed advisable of public and
private institutions engaged within the state in artistic and cultural
activities, including but not limited to, music, theatre, dance,
painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts and crafts, and to
make recommendations concerning appropriate methods to encourage
participation in and appreciation of the arts to meet the legitimate
needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state;

3. To take such steps as may be necessary and appropriate to encourage
public interest in the cultural heritage of our state and to expand the
state's cultural resources;

4. To hold public or private hearings;

5. To enter into contracts, within the amount available by
appropriation therefor, with individuals, organizations and institutions
for services furthering the educational objectives of the council's
programs;

6. To enter into contracts, within the amount available by
appropriation therefor, with local and regional associations for
cooperative endeavors furthering the educational objectives of the
council's programs;

7. To accept gifts, contributions and bequests of unrestricted funds
from individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations or
institutions for the purpose of furthering the educational objectives of
the council's programs;

8. To make and sign any agreements and to do and to perform any acts
that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out the purposes of
this chapter;

9. To promote tourism by supporting arts and cultural projects which
would stimulate tourism and improve the state's attractions for
tourists.

10. To administer the New York state musical instrument revolving fund
in accordance with the provisions of section ninety-seven-v of the state
finance law.