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About Jen Swan

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

ASI and The Establishment Present: Tips and Tricks to Navigating Your Taxes

On Thursday, December 5, ASI and The Establishment will present a workshop on taxes designed to help attendees navigate the various tax forms, rules, and regulations that often prevent us from maximizing our money and saving for the long haul. This workshop will be led by financial services professional Ryan McNulty, MBA, and will serve [...]

ASI and The Establishment Present: Tips and Tricks to Navigating Your Taxes2019-11-08T17:01:32-05:00

ASI Is Now Accepting Proposals for a Public Art Project in Niagara Falls

On behalf of 1702 Pine, LLC, Arts Services Initiative (ASI) invites Western New York-based visual artists working in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums to submit proposals for an outdoor public art project located at 1702 Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls, New York. The mural will appear on the building’s west-facing façade facing 17th Street. Details Deadline: [...]

ASI Is Now Accepting Proposals for a Public Art Project in Niagara Falls2019-11-06T10:05:20-05:00

2019 Candidate Surveys: The Results May Surprise You

In anticipation of the general election on November 5, we asked 62 candidates for public office where they stand on their support for the Western New York arts and cultural sector. The survey, which was distributed in early August, spans yes-or-no questions (with space for comment) related to continued and increased funding for the arts [...]

2019 Candidate Surveys: The Results May Surprise You2019-10-28T12:06:43-05:00

Fall Gathering and Public Workshop with the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance

ASI and the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance (GBCA) will present their fall gathering and public workshop on Erie County advocacy and arts funding on Tuesday, October 22 at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Our program will explore what advocacy means, how we use it, and how nonprofit professionals can interact with elected officials to [...]

Fall Gathering and Public Workshop with the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance2019-10-23T14:18:11-05:00

Applications for ASI’s Give for Greatness Granting Program Are Now Live

ASI is excited to announce that application materials for our annual Give for Greatness granting program are now live. The grants, which support nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties by providing general operating funds, are administered by ASI every year in anticipation of year-end goals and the holiday [...]

Applications for ASI’s Give for Greatness Granting Program Are Now Live2019-10-07T10:50:52-05:00

October Is National Arts and Humanities Month!

Happy National Arts and Humanities Month! Established more than 30 years ago by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month is a coast-to-coast collective celebration and recognition of the importance of culture in America. According to AFTA, the goals [...]

October Is National Arts and Humanities Month!2019-10-03T10:36:34-05:00

ASI Presents: Inaugural Creative Professionals Exchange

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) is excited to present its inaugural Creative Professionals Exchange, a two-day mini conference administered by the region’s leading changemakers in the arts. With topics spanning exhibition etiquette, the rise of public art, and ways for artists to make a living, these professional development seminars are designed for [...]

ASI Presents: Inaugural Creative Professionals Exchange2019-11-06T09:54:57-05:00

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

ASI is excited to announce that we will be bringing representatives from the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) to Buffalo on Monday, October 7 to discuss their Creative Opportunity Fund grant application process. The fund, which awards between $2,000 and $6,000 in New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) regrants to theaters and [...]

ASI Presents: NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund Info Session2019-10-08T12:51:47-05:00

Last Chance for the Region’s Candidates for Public Office to Complete ASI’s Arts Sector Survey

This weekend is the last chance for candidates for public office in Niagara County, Erie County, and the City of Buffalo to complete ASI’s Arts Sector survey. The survey, which was distributed to the 62 candidates in early August and which is due next week, spans yes-or-no questions (with space for comment) related to continued [...]

Last Chance for the Region’s Candidates for Public Office to Complete ASI’s Arts Sector Survey2019-09-19T15:38:38-05:00

Arts Services Initiative Welcomes Holly Grant

We are so excited to announce that Holly Grant has joined the ASI team as our new Grants and Programming Manager. Bringing more than a decade of experience working in the Western New York arts and cultural sector to this position, Holly is dedicated to exposing young people to the arts and helping tomorrow’s artists [...]

Arts Services Initiative Welcomes Holly Grant2019-08-28T15:40:25-05:00
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