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Higgins warns cultural groups of impending fund cuts to NEA

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, UB Center for the Arts, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center are among the nonprofit Buffalo arts organizations that have received funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. But Rep. Brian Higgins warned Monday that a House appropriations bill would [...]

Higgins warns cultural groups of impending fund cuts to NEA2015-12-22T14:43:53-05:00

WNY arts & culturals threatened by Congressional cuts

AMHERST, N.Y. — "Local professional artists are employed year-round as artists in residence working directly with patients," UB Center for the Arts executive director Thomas Burrows said. Working with patients on everything from writing to dance at Roswell and Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo, UB's Arts in Healthcare Initiative has received national attention since [...]

WNY arts & culturals threatened by Congressional cuts2015-12-22T14:50:18-05:00

Arts initiative picks up $25K grant

The Arts Services Initiative of Western New York will map the economic impact of the arts and culture in the region with help from a new $25,000 grant. The funds come from the Arts & Culture Research Fund established last year by the New York Community Trust to answer exactly what arts and culture contribute [...]

Arts initiative picks up $25K grant2017-02-12T01:02:31-05:00

$110,000 Awarded to Measure the Impact of the Arts in NYS

Arts & Culture Research Fund Awards $110,000 to Measure the Impact of the Arts Throughout New York State New York, May 21 - What exactly do arts and culture contribute to New York City and State's economy and to community development efforts? Are neighborhoods with cultural organizations safer, healthier, more economically vital or stable? The [...]

$110,000 Awarded to Measure the Impact of the Arts in NYS2017-02-12T01:02:31-05:00

Culturals Under Attack in Niagara Falls

The Oishei Foundation recently announced a dollar-for-dollar challenge grant to the Niagara Falls City Council to help restore funding to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC). The City Council Majority has recently eliminated $30,000 in City funding to the NACC and has verbally turned down the Oishei Foundation's offer of $15,000 if the City [...]

Culturals Under Attack in Niagara Falls2015-12-08T13:49:28-05:00

Dyster challenges council to match arts funding

Call it the latest round of the battle to fund the arts in Niagara Falls. Mayor Paul A. Dyster this morning called on the city council to accept a $15,000 "challenge" grant made earlier this month by the John R. Oishei Foundation. The grant, if matched by the city council, would go to fund the [...]

Dyster challenges council to match arts funding2015-12-09T11:48:59-05:00

Niagara Falls Council & Mayor Fallout on Arts Funding

(NIAGARA FALLS) There is a clash over cultural and arts funding in the city of Niagara Falls following a surprising budget cut by the City Council. 30-thousand dollars in the city budget for the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center was slashed by a council majority on Monday. They said the money was needed for resources [...]

Niagara Falls Council & Mayor Fallout on Arts Funding2015-12-08T14:17:06-05:00

Study will put a valuation on arts, culture

With its first full year completed, the Arts Services Initiative of WNY is looking ahead with plans to create an economic impact report for the nonprofit cultural sector as well as new programming. The financial report, last collected in 2005, will use figures collected for the group’s cultural data project as well as new information. [...]

Study will put a valuation on arts, culture2017-02-12T01:02:31-05:00

At county budget hearing, embellishments accompany pleas

Music and poetry filled the County Legislature chambers Monday as speakers urged lawmakers not to scale back funding for arts and cultural groups, libraries and youth programs next year. A county budget hearing that drew more than 50 speakers was dominated by members of local nonprofit organizations who asked lawmakers to keep the $5.5 million [...]

At county budget hearing, embellishments accompany pleas2015-12-02T16:50:29-05:00

Most support tax hike at county budget hearing

Again this year, the annual public hearing on the proposed Erie County budget was dominated by cultural agencies and the library system. County Executive Poloncarz's spending plan calls for a 3.4 percent hike in the property tax, in a budget dominated by mandated spending. By Mike Desmond, WBFO 88.7FM, 11/20/12 11202012 Most support tax hike [...]

Most support tax hike at county budget hearing2015-12-03T10:27:58-05:00
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