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

Online NYFA Resources and Services Talk

WNY artists of all disciplines are invited to join us for this free online event on Wednesday, August 19. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) State & Local Partnerships program, will present a free public program for artists of all disciplines in [...]

Online NYFA Resources and Services Talk2020-08-05T14:27:05-04:00

Diverse Voices: Q&A with Torn Space Theater’s Dan Shanahan

Founded by Dan Shanahan and Melissa Meola, Torn Space Theater aims to create original, aesthetically innovative performances, and to introduce internationally-renowned, contemporary performance to Western New York and the Buffalo-Niagara Region. For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Torn Space's Artistic Director and Founder Dan Shanahan to learn more about [...]

Diverse Voices: Q&A with Torn Space Theater’s Dan Shanahan2020-07-27T08:01:28-04:00

Cassandra Ott Selected for Seneca Street Mural

We are very excited to announce that local artist Cassandra Ott has been selected to create a mural at 550 Seneca Street in Buffalo. The call, administered by ASI, was an extremely competitive process that saw dozens of terrific proposals from talented and experienced artists from across Western New York. Cassandra is set to begin [...]

Cassandra Ott Selected for Seneca Street Mural2020-07-20T11:43:14-04:00

ASI Awards $235,640 in Emergency Relief Grants

We are excited to announce that we have awarded a total of 154 emergency relief grants amounting to $235,640 through our WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund.  The fund, which opened on May 1, 2020 in response to COVID-19's devastating impact on Western New York arts and cultural industry, supported 86  arts and cultural organizations and [...]

ASI Awards $235,640 in Emergency Relief Grants2020-07-13T12:36:29-04:00

Fond Farewell to ASI’s Communications & Development Manager Rachelle Toarmino

It is with mixed feelings that we must say farewell to our Communications & Development Manager Rachelle Toarmino. While we’re sad to see her leave, our team is so proud to congratulate her as she embarks on her journey to the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an MFA candidate and teaching associate in poetry in [...]

Fond Farewell to ASI’s Communications & Development Manager Rachelle Toarmino2020-07-10T14:55:18-04:00

Arts Access Applications for 2020-21 Season Now Open

Applications for new and renewed Arts Access passes are now open for our 2020-21 season. You can register online or call 716-833-3004 x514 to have an application mailed to your home. ASI and our more than 50 partner organizations are committed to making the arts accessible to the entire community. We understand that there are [...]

Arts Access Applications for 2020-21 Season Now Open2020-07-06T14:05:38-04:00

Applications Open for Fendrick Theatre Fund: $1,000 Grant for a Theater Artist

ASI is excited to announce that applications for our David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund are now open. This biannual program awards one $1,000 grant to an individual theater artist in Western New York, and supports the writing or production of new work, the new production of existing work, experimental and multi-media theatrical productions, and/or the [...]

Applications Open for Fendrick Theatre Fund: $1,000 Grant for a Theater Artist2020-06-26T13:15:17-04:00

Spark Spotlight: Chris J. Handley, Artist of the Year Finalist

Chris J. Handley is a finalist for this year's Spark Award for Artist of the Year, an award that honors an individual artist in any discipline for their achievements during the previous year. Chris has worked in theaters across the country for over 20 years as an actor, teacher, director, and producer. He currently serves [...]

Spark Spotlight: Chris J. Handley, Artist of the Year Finalist2020-06-17T10:11:48-04:00

An Extra Effort: Q&A with Locust Street Art Executive Director Rachelyn Noworyta

Locust Street Art (LSA) is a nonprofit arts organization that has provided free studio art classes and low-cost specialized workshops and custom services for both children and adults since 1959. Its roster of teaching artists reflects specializations in painting, drawing, ceramics, animation, photography, and more. For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat [...]

An Extra Effort: Q&A with Locust Street Art Executive Director Rachelyn Noworyta2020-06-15T11:24:57-04:00
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