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

Five Minutes for Five Questions

You asked and we listened. Thank you to everyone who participated in ASI's strategic planning survey. We received a lot of informative feedback and we will continue to implement these ideas as we move through our strategic planning process.  One overwhelming need that came up from both individuals and organizations in the arts field [...]

Five Minutes for Five Questions2021-08-25T10:56:59-04:00

Lifelong Learning in the Arts

by Nicole Murray Back-to-school season is just around the corner and already backpacks and school supplies line the shelves at local department stores. The start of a new school year is the traditional signifier of a clean slate and an opportunity for self improvement for students from elementary school through college, but what about the [...]

Lifelong Learning in the Arts2021-08-23T10:23:25-04:00

Arts Access Applications for the 2021-22 Season Available Now

Applications for new and renewed Arts Access passes are now open for our 2021-22 season. ASI and our more than 30 partner organizations are committed to making the arts accessible to the entire community. We understand that there are many barriers to accessing arts and cultural experiences, including financial limitations. The Arts Access pass [...]

Arts Access Applications for the 2021-22 Season Available Now2021-08-16T09:17:42-04:00

“Buffalo and the American Dream” by Anh Lam

"When it comes to the American Dream, people have mixed opinions. To some people, it represents the promising land of opportunities, modernity, social mobility, better education, and guaranteed quality of life. Yet, to some others, it’s more like a pipe dream, wherein still existed racial injustice, discrimination, police brutality, labor exploration, and so on.  [...]

“Buffalo and the American Dream” by Anh Lam2021-08-09T09:12:47-04:00

Know Before You Go: Arts Surveys Headed to November 2nd Election Candidates

At ASI, advocacy for the arts and cultural sector is an important part of what we do in service of the area’s independent artists, 500+ not for profit cultural organizations, their thousands of employees, and the hundreds of thousands who invest in the cultural sector through their attendance, service, and donations. Each election cycle, Arts Services Inc. poses a series of [...]

Know Before You Go: Arts Surveys Headed to November 2nd Election Candidates2021-08-02T09:49:22-04:00

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 [...]

Donate to The Joseph Giambra Legacy Fund2021-08-09T13:58:23-04:00

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 [...]

NYSCA Funding Available for Individual Artists2021-08-19T09:15:54-04:00
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