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October is National Arts and Humanities Month!

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for [...]

October is National Arts and Humanities Month!2021-09-30T13:03:45-04:00

Five Minutes for Five Questions

You asked and we listened. Thank you to everyone who participated in ASI's strategic planning survey. We received a lot of informative feedback and we will continue to implement these ideas as we move through our strategic planning process.  One overwhelming need that came up from both individuals and organizations in the arts field [...]

Five Minutes for Five Questions2021-08-25T10:56:59-04:00

Know Before You Go: Arts Surveys Headed to November 2nd Election Candidates

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 cycle, Arts Services Inc. poses a series of [...]

Know Before You Go: Arts Surveys Headed to November 2nd Election Candidates2021-08-02T09:49:22-04:00

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

We Are WNY Arts!

The current state of emergency caused by COVID-19 has profoundly impacted Western New York’s creative industry, and there’s only more chaos and uncertainty ahead. We wish we had answers for you; we don’t. We don’t know how long this crisis will last, or how deeply its impact will be felt by every neighbor in our [...]

We Are WNY Arts!2021-01-31T13:16:29-05:00

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 You2019-10-28T12:06:43-04:00

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 Survey2019-09-19T15:38:38-04:00

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 Primaries2016-10-25T12:34:29-04:00

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 Available2016-08-15T16:52:51-04:00
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