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About Jen Swan

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

Donate to The Joseph Giambra Legacy Fund

The Joseph Giambra Legacy Fund is fiscally sponsored by Arts Services Inc and all donations will be accepted through ASI's Pay Pal account to be distributed by the Joseph Giambra Legacy Fund. I would like to donate to the Joseph Giambra Legacy Fund Be Part of the Legacy The Joseph Giambra Legacy Fund is [...]

Donate to The Joseph Giambra Legacy Fund2021-07-26T14:44:09-04:00

We’re Participating in Give 716, Buffalo’s Inaugural Day of Giving!

Arts Services Inc has partnered with the Bills and Sabres Foundations to participate in WNY's inaugural Give 716 campaign, taking place July 16, 2021.   Why give to ASI?   During the COVID-19 shutdown, the arts industry was one of the first industries to shut down and was the last industry to reopen. ASI provides [...]

We’re Participating in Give 716, Buffalo’s Inaugural Day of Giving!2021-07-08T11:25:27-04:00

NYSCA Funding Available for Individual Artists

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has recently announced their funding guidelines for 2022 including a round of funding for individual artists of various disciplines. Artists can apply for a $10,000 grant for project support with an eligible fiscal sponsor. Individual Artist categories eligible to apply: Choreography Commissions Composer Compositions Film, [...]

NYSCA Funding Available for Individual Artists2021-07-06T11:43:53-04:00

550 Seneca Street Mural Reaches Completion

In July of 2020, local artist Cassandra Ott was chosen to create a mural at 550 Seneca Street through a proposal competition administered through ASI. Building construction and COVID delayed plans to complete the mural as scheduled but Cassi's vision has recently been completed and her work now welcomes visitors into Larkinville. This was Cassi's second [...]

550 Seneca Street Mural Reaches Completion2021-06-28T09:13:24-04:00

Best Wishes for Arts Access Coordinator, Jess Trainor

It's never easy to say goodbye to someone as genuine, hardworking, and caring as Jess Trainor. But the time has come and we wish her nothing but the very best as she moves on to her next great adventure in Missouri. Jess has been instrumental in running and growing the Arts Access program at ASI. [...]

Best Wishes for Arts Access Coordinator, Jess Trainor2021-06-25T12:59:43-04:00

EXPRESS YOURSELF: Finding Purpose Through Art

by Nicole Murray Art in its truest form is a means of self-expression which is why those who identify as LGBTQIA+ often turn to the arts as a safe outlet for exploring and questioning self-identity, gender roles, and sexuality. (LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual/Agender, with the “+” used as [...]

EXPRESS YOURSELF: Finding Purpose Through Art2021-06-21T09:07:28-04:00

Please join us in welcoming Cameryn, Devon, and Nicole to ASI!

The ASI team is growing and we are so excited to welcome three new members to our family. Please join us in welcoming Cameryn Handel (Arts Access Coordinator), Devon Bradley (Development and Engagement Manager), and Nicole Murray (Marketing and Communications Manager). Get to know them below!   Cameryn will be training with our current Arts [...]

Please join us in welcoming Cameryn, Devon, and Nicole to ASI!2021-06-07T09:38:46-04:00

Announcing the Made in Buffalo Cheryl Stern Performing Artist Fund

The Made in Buffalo - Cheryl Stern Performing Artist Fund was created in response to the generous support connected to Cheryl Stern’s starring turn in “From Buffalo to Broadway: Waiting in the Wings”, supported by the Buffalo Jewish Federation. Buffalo native Cheryl Stern who is now a Broadway, TV, and film star came home [...]

Announcing the Made in Buffalo Cheryl Stern Performing Artist Fund2021-07-29T09:14:58-04:00
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