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Associate Director, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Grants Coordinator

7th Annual Spark Awards Honorees Announced

We announced the winners and honorees of the 7th annual Spark Awards on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 pm. The presentation was streamed for free through our YouTube page  here. The presentation featured each of this year’s honorees through pre-recorded speeches. It also announced the winners of the Artist of the Year and Arts Organization [...]

7th Annual Spark Awards Honorees Announced2020-11-17T14:13:37-05:00

ASI Accepts Artist Proposals for Central Terminal Project

Arts Services Inc. (ASI), on behalf of the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. (CTRC), invites artists in all appropriate mediums (3-dimensional designs to be potentially movable to allow cars to pass through only when needed) from throughout Western New York to submit proposals for an outdoor placemaking and welcoming project located on the driveway entrance of [...]

ASI Accepts Artist Proposals for Central Terminal Project2020-11-16T08:03:42-05:00

Weaving Together A Vibrant Community: Q&A with Stitch Buffalo

For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Dawne Hoeg, Director of the Stitch Buffalo, to learn more about the organization, they're work, and the community they serve. Stitch Buffalo, located on Niagara Street in Buffalo, advances social justice for refugee women in Buffalo, NY by creating opportunities for cross-cultural exchange [...]

Weaving Together A Vibrant Community: Q&A with Stitch Buffalo2020-11-09T12:59:53-05:00

CPX2020: Michael Falk

Using Animation to Support Veterans and Other Trauma Survivors Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm With Michael Falk This session will introduce Michael's tenure as the creative director at Drawn from Valor, a nonprofit animation studio that creates art and animation to help children and their families process trauma & PTSD, as well as [...]

CPX2020: Michael Falk2020-11-04T21:06:17-05:00

CPX2020: Stay Connected & Advocate

How to Stay Connected and Advocate for Your Work Friday, November 6, 2020 at 3:15 pm With Jennifer Swan-Kilpatrick / ASI, and members of the Cultural Alliance of Niagara and Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance It’s easy to feel disconnected and alone during these challenging times. The overall economy has taken a massive blow and the [...]

CPX2020: Stay Connected & Advocate2020-10-30T08:55:51-04:00

CPX2020: BCAT, BSA, & Explore Buffalo

Creating Access in Arts Education Through Collaborations Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:00 am With Brandi Cane / Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology; Frani Evedon / Buffalo Society of Artists; and Brad Hahn / Explore Buffalo Whether through an in-school arts class, a field trip to an arts or cultural site, or being part [...]

CPX2020: BCAT, BSA, & Explore Buffalo2020-10-28T16:29:54-04:00

CPX2020: Bronwyn Keenan

Building a Sustainable Arts Infrastructure for Buffalo and Beyond Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 3:15 pm With Bronwyn Keenan and Michael Mwenso / UB Arts Collaboratory Covid-19 had a sudden and profound impact on the arts. Lost revenue resulted in permanent closures of arts and cultural organizations--estimated at one third worldwide. The Brookings Institution estimates [...]

CPX2020: Bronwyn Keenan2020-10-22T17:09:20-04:00

Erie Co. 2021 Budget Process & Advocacy Workshop

ASI/GBCA Advocacy Workshop Wednesday, October 28 - 6PM ASI and the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance (GBCA) will present their fall gathering and public workshop on Erie County advocacy and arts funding on Wednesday, October 28 via. Our program will explore what advocacy means, how we use it, and how nonprofit professionals can interact with elected [...]

Erie Co. 2021 Budget Process & Advocacy Workshop2020-10-21T11:31:43-04:00

CPX2020: Young Arts Professionals

Emerging Arts Professionals Panel: The Future of the Arts Industry Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm With Riley Baracskai, Erin Burris, Taylor Burrows, Nzingha Cameron, and Liam Rio Moderated by Kaitlyn Anson The arts are struggling right now. Established artists are taking a hit from lack of available work and many are considering a [...]

CPX2020: Young Arts Professionals2020-11-04T12:40:03-05:00
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