Like many of our community partners, Arts Services Initiative is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on arts and cultural activity in Western New York. With news of the outbreak evolving daily, we will continue to share resources geared toward impact and challenges for our region’s arts community. We recommend following information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State Department of Health, and Erie County Health Department to prepare for how this situation might affect your organization’s business activities or upcoming events.

This post is not meant to alarm, but rather to inform our partners of what measures can be taken to help prevent the spread of this disease. We understand that limiting physical proximity or postponing eventsespecially in the artscan have extreme effects on our community, and we want you to know that we’re thinking of you. If you have any resources, ideas, or concerns that you’d like us to share with the sector, please contact us at [email protected]

ASI Events and Programs

The health and safety of our patrons and employees are our highest priority. Please visit this blog post for details about how our events and programs are affected by COVID-19.


Health organizations:

About COVID-19:

General information for the arts sector:

Emergency grants and financial support: Visit the new Emergency Grants page of our website for a detailed list of available relief funds, including deadlines and links to other resource lists.

Reopening: Visit the Reopening Together page of our website for recordings from our professional development series and a list of resources on reopening.

Virtual alternatives: Visit the Virtual Programming page of our website for a calendar of virtual events and activities as well as resources for organizing online programming.