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

Black History Month is 365 Days a Year

The fight against social injustice that rose onto the international stage in 2020 implored us to find a way to help amplify the voices of marginalized communities and artists who are often left behind, unheard, or ignored. That is why we are adjusting the focus of our 2021 monthly features to highlight arts and [...]

Black History Month is 365 Days a Year2021-02-22T10:54:24-05:00

Arts Services Inc Logos for Download

Please see below for downloadable versions of the ASI logo. If you need the logo in another format other than JPEG, please contact us at [email protected] To download: 1. Click on the image to view it full screen. 2. Right click on the image. 3. Select "Save As"  ASI Primary Logo full color: ASI Primary [...]

Arts Services Inc Logos for Download2021-02-01T15:45:29-05:00

A Look at the New ASI Identity

2021 marks a special year for ASI – it’s our 10-year anniversary! And how better to celebrate than with a makeover! Our new brand includes two exciting changes: A revised name A new logo When ASI was created in 2011, we really were an initiative. ASI was created with support from Fund for the Arts [...]

A Look at the New ASI Identity2021-02-02T13:16:23-05:00

ASI’s 2021 Monthly Spotlights

Like many others in our community and around the world, we have spent December and January reflecting on our impact and how we can best support the WNY arts community during this difficult time. In 2020, we dedicated our monthly features to highlighting organizations across our region that are making significant strides toward greater accessibility, [...]

ASI’s 2021 Monthly Spotlights2021-01-31T15:58:47-05:00

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

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

ASI Presents: NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund Info Session2021-01-31T15:17:04-05:00

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 is [...]

NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur 2021 Program2021-01-31T15:22:51-05:00

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
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