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

Congress Tax Reform Bill Negatively Impacts Charities

FROM AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS - Republican leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee pushed through the release of their official tax reform bill H.R. 1 in Congress to overhaul the American federal income tax system. While it will take several days to fully analyze this 429-page bill and its potential impact on charitable giving, nonprofit [...]

Erie County Focused WORKSHOP: Rules & Regulations of Your Board

Erie County Funded Focused WORKSHOP: Rules & Regulations of Your Board featuring highlights of the NonProfit Revitalization Act, ByLaws including WhistleBlower Policy, and Explanation of Committees of the Board and Corporation Attendance is Encouraged from all Erie County funded organizations. Workshop Materials: NYCON Duties and Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board Presentation NYCON Board Development Resource [...]

ASI Offers Bookkeeping and Fiscal Sponsorship Services

ASI Offers Financial Support Services For Organizations and Artists Two Services We Offer - Bookkeeping Services Organize your financial records and assist with budgeting needs using Quickbooks. Produce financial statements for your Board of Directors financial presentation. This service is intended for cultural non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses that need a few hours a week, [...]

WORKSHOP: Extending Your Art Career

Saturday, October 21 - 1PM Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo) in partnership with the Buffalo Society of Artists Workshop Materials: Bruce Adams Powerpoint Presentation During the first part of this workshop, presenters described and discussed the format and content for effective artist resumes and artistic work samples. This presentation is ideal for [...]

Workshop: Increasing Accessibility at Cultural Venues & Events

Tuesday, October 10 - 5:30PM Smith Theater at Shea's, 646 Main Street, Buffalo A free professional development workshop on making your arts and cultural venue and events more accessible to all. Did you know you could make your art gallery accessible for the visually impaired, or your musical production more accessible for those with difficulty [...]


Bonerama Sunday, November 5, 2017 6PM Doors  Buffalo Iron Works Formed in New Orleans in 1998, by trombone players Mark Mullins and Craig Klein (who from 1990-2006, were also members of Harry Connick Jr.'s big band), Bonerama bills itself as a brass/funk/rock band but Bonerama is much more than that. Bonerama is a New Orleans [...]

WORKSHOP: Know Your Rights as an Artist

Friday, September 8 - 6PM Castellani Art Museum (Niagara University, 7 Varsity Drive, Niagara University) Professional Development Workshop for Traditional Artists ** This workshop will be especially essential for artists and art groups who work in Traditional Arts and Folklore Arts. Translators can be available upon request.** This free workshop is brought to you by Arts [...]

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