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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

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

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 [...]

Congress Tax Reform Bill Negatively Impacts Charities2017-11-06T13:42:02-05:00

Read the Candidate Survey Results for the Primaries

At ASI, advocacy for the cultural sector is an important part of what we do in service of the area’s 300-plus 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 cycle, Arts Services Initiative poses a [...]

Read the Candidate Survey Results for the Primaries2016-10-25T12:34:29-05:00

2016 Candidate Surveys Now Available

At ASI, advocacy for the cultural sector is an important part of what we do in service of the area’s 300-plus 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 cycle, Arts Services Initiative poses a [...]

2016 Candidate Surveys Now Available2016-08-15T16:52:51-05:00

Economic Impact Report (2014)

The Economic Impact of Western New York’s Not-for-Profit Industry November 2014 Prepared By: Kent Gardener, Ph.D. – Project Director; Center for Governmental Research Inc.   Click here to download the 2014 Economic Impact of Western New York Full Report SUMMARY Center for Governmental Research (CGR) was engaged to estimate the impact of the not-for-profit cultural industry [...]

Economic Impact Report (2014)2017-02-12T01:02:30-05:00

Attorney general goes after misconduct in the ticket sales industry

When the announcement came through that Paul McCartney would perform in Buffalo for the first time last October, Debra Cresanti, like many fans, hurried to make sure that she was among those who would get a ticket before the concert sold out. But it did sell out, in just four minutes. She did eventually purchase [...]

Attorney general goes after misconduct in the ticket sales industry2016-02-10T11:03:13-05:00

Erie County budget plan hold line of taxes, boosts funds for culturals

Erie County lawmakers heard a lot Monday evening during their public hearing on County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz’s budget proposal for 2014, including appeals to support Poloncarz’s plan to hire a new energy officer to reduce the county’s costs for electricity and other energy use. In addition, the Legislature heard appeals to consider property taxes [...]

Erie County budget plan hold line of taxes, boosts funds for culturals2017-02-12T01:02:31-05:00

Congressman Higgins, local arts community warn of impact of proposed cut to federal arts program

As Western New York prepares to celebrate the start of theater season with Curtain Up!, Congressman Brian Higgins and leaders in the Western New York arts community are warning of the impact of a House appropriations bill that cuts funding to the National Endowment for the Arts in half. The House of Representatives fiscal year [...]

Congressman Higgins, local arts community warn of impact of proposed cut to federal arts program2015-12-11T14:47:49-05:00

Congressman warns of cuts to federal arts funding

Some prominent arts and cultural groups could be in for a major funding cut. A bill working its way through Congress could slash funding for the National Endowment for the Arts to its lowest level since the 1970s. If a House appropriations bill is approved, Congressman Brian Higgins says National Endowment for the Arts funding [...]

Congressman warns of cuts to federal arts funding2015-12-11T15:13:03-05:00
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