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

ASI Presents: NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund Info Session

ASI is excited to co-host a live virtual info session for the 2021 Creative Opportunity Fund on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 pm. The info sessions are led by A.R.T./New York staff who will review the grant, eligibility criteria, and application process. Attendees will also be able to ask any questions they may have [...]

ASI Presents: NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund Info Session2021-01-19T10:19:04-05:00

Accessibility in the Arts 2020 Recap

What a year it’s been! Despite all of the challenges and setbacks that this year has brought, the WNY arts and cultural community has managed to maintain or even improve upon our efforts of increasing accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and equity.  Back in January, we took some time to reflect on the previous year and noticed [...]

Accessibility in the Arts 2020 Recap2020-12-15T16:14:21-05:00

NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur 2021 Program

Arts Services Inc. (ASI) is excited to partner with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to bring the popular NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur program back to Western New York in March 2021. This virtual professional development program will be presented free of charge to selected participants. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Program, taking [...]

NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur 2021 Program2021-01-22T11:11:33-05:00

Support WNY Arts This Holiday Season

This year has severely impacted all aspects of our economy, including the arts. This $352M Western New York industry that employees 10,000 full time equivalent staff positions has been decimated by COVID. Arts organizations are struggling to hang on to their staff, attract patrons and visitors, and provide some kind of content to stay relevant [...]

Support WNY Arts This Holiday Season2020-12-07T13:20:16-05:00

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
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