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

Now Taking Applications: Give for Greatness Grant Program

The Give for Greatness grant supports small to mid-sized nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties by providing general operating support of up to $2,000. For 2021, we have a total of $15,000 to award. To make the most impact with this funding, we are asking nonprofit organizations [...]

Now Taking Applications: Give for Greatness Grant Program2021-12-02T16:29:26-05:00

Early Bird Registration for CPX: Refresh is OPEN

You made it through Thanksgiving but the holiday season is far from over. Between visiting family that you haven't seen in two years, catching up with friends, and shoveling snow, we're willing to bet you don't have a lot of leftover time to take for self-care. Consider this your personal invitation to do something [...]

Early Bird Registration for CPX: Refresh is OPEN2021-11-24T09:57:19-05:00

The Importance of Creating Spaces for Indigenous Artists

by Nicole Murray We would like to take a moment to acknowledge the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and honor the sovereignty of the Six Nations – Seneca, Tuscarora, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, and Mohawk – and their land on which we are situated and doing our work today. We want to demonstrate respect for the [...]

The Importance of Creating Spaces for Indigenous Artists2021-11-22T11:00:28-05:00

Creating Leaders Coaching Program Now Accepting Applications

Facilitated by Arts Services Inc, "Creating Leaders" is a new program by APEX Leader Growth's Anthony Billoni that will select one emerging professional in the Western New York arts sector and provide them with 6-8 individual leadership coaching lessons, valued at $2,000, at no cost to the individual.* This program is ideal for arts [...]

Creating Leaders Coaching Program Now Accepting Applications2021-11-18T13:35:43-05:00

Jen Swan-Kilpatrick Named Vice President of Arts NYS

Please join us in congratulating ASI's Executive Director, Jen Swan-Kilpatrick, on her recent appointment to vice president of Arts NYS. Jen has been a dedicated board member at Arts NYS since 2019 and her duties as vice president are effective as of this past October.   In this role as vice president, Jen will have [...]

Jen Swan-Kilpatrick Named Vice President of Arts NYS2021-11-15T09:18:57-05:00

November 15, 2021 – ART/NY Fall 2021 Grant Information Session

We are excited to host ART/NY this coming Monday, November 15 at 6:00 pm in-person at ASI's office in Buffalo. Representatives from ART/NY will be here in WNY to present information about their NYSCA-ART/NY Creative Opportunity Fund theatre grant. The Creative Opportunity Fund grant provides between $2,000-5,000 for small NYS-based theatre companies and collectives with [...]

November 15, 2021 – ART/NY Fall 2021 Grant Information Session2021-11-16T11:33:56-05:00

Know Before You Go: Candidate Surveys Are Here!

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 [...]

Know Before You Go: Candidate Surveys Are Here!2021-10-29T14:37:48-04:00

Spotlight On Inclusivity in the Arts

by Nicole Murray For this month’s spotlight, I had the opportunity to visit two organizations whose focus is inclusivity in the arts to speak with the artists about their projects. The talented artists at Starlight Studio and Art Gallery and the dazzling cast, staff, and writers at Unique Theatre Company are both creating captivating works [...]

Spotlight On Inclusivity in the Arts2021-10-26T16:00:36-04:00
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