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Supporting Women In and Through the Arts

By Tessa Pszonak, Jess Trainor, and Holly Grant In honor of Women's History Month, we took some time to speak with four incredible WNY women who are paving the way for other women in and through the arts. Brazen-Faced Varlets, a woman-owned theatre company here in Western New York, is breaking down the barriers of [...]

Supporting Women In and Through the Arts2021-03-22T11:58:42-04:00

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

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

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

Weaving Together A Vibrant Community: Q&A with Stitch Buffalo

For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Dawne Hoeg, Director of the Stitch Buffalo, to learn more about the organization, they're work, and the community they serve. Stitch Buffalo, located on Niagara Street in Buffalo, advances social justice for refugee women in Buffalo, NY by creating opportunities for cross-cultural exchange [...]

Weaving Together A Vibrant Community: Q&A with Stitch Buffalo2020-11-09T12:59:53-05:00

Creative COVID Captioning: Q&A with the Irish Classical Theatre Company

For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Kate LoConti Alcocer, Executive Artistic Director of the Irish Classical Theatre Company, to learn more about the organization, their programming, and how they are leading the charge to make theatre more accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing communities. The Irish Classical [...]

Creative COVID Captioning: Q&A with the Irish Classical Theatre Company2020-10-11T18:11:43-04:00

“Au-some” Aquarium: Q&A with the Aquarium of Niagara

For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Gary Siddall, Executive Director of the Aquarium of Niagara, to learn more about the organization, their programming, and how they are working more closely with the WNY community. The Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, NY strives to celebrate our natural wonders and [...]

“Au-some” Aquarium: Q&A with the Aquarium of Niagara2020-09-26T10:18:29-04:00

Increasing Racial Diversity in Orchestra: Q&A with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Founded in 1935, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) is our region's  professional symphony orchestra. Under the artistic leadership of JoAnn Falleta, the BPO provides artistic excellence and integrity to enrich the quality of life in Western New York through the presentation of live symphonic music and other musical events which educate and entertain the broadest [...]

Increasing Racial Diversity in Orchestra: Q&A with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra2020-08-20T09:56:56-04:00

Diverse Voices: Q&A with Torn Space Theater’s Dan Shanahan

Founded by Dan Shanahan and Melissa Meola, Torn Space Theater aims to create original, aesthetically innovative performances, and to introduce internationally-renowned, contemporary performance to Western New York and the Buffalo-Niagara Region. For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Torn Space's Artistic Director and Founder Dan Shanahan to learn more about [...]

Diverse Voices: Q&A with Torn Space Theater’s Dan Shanahan2020-08-20T09:57:22-04:00

An Extra Effort: Q&A with Locust Street Art Executive Director Rachelyn Noworyta

Locust Street Art (LSA) is a nonprofit arts organization that has provided free studio art classes and low-cost specialized workshops and custom services for both children and adults since 1959. Its roster of teaching artists reflects specializations in painting, drawing, ceramics, animation, photography, and more. For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat [...]

An Extra Effort: Q&A with Locust Street Art Executive Director Rachelyn Noworyta2020-08-20T09:58:00-04:00
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