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Erie Co. 2021 Budget Process & Advocacy Workshop

ASI and the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance (GBCA) will present their fall gathering and public workshop on Erie County advocacy and arts funding on Wednesday, October 28 via. Our program will explore what advocacy means, how we use it, and how nonprofit professionals can interact with elected officials to represent the goals and interests of [...]

Erie Co. 2021 Budget Process & Advocacy Workshop2020-10-20T15:15:12-04:00

ASI Receives Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation CARES Funding

We were generously awarded $10,000 from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) through the CARES Arts Organization Relief Grants program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small to mid-sized non-profit arts organizations in MAAF’s partner states, jurisdictions, and territories (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, USVI, VA, and WV) were eligible to apply through a [...]

ASI Receives Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation CARES Funding2020-10-16T11:09:00-04:00

Celeste Lawson Receives 2020 Fendrick Theatre Fund Grant

We are excited to announce that local poet and writer Celeste Lawson was the recipient of this year's Fendrick Theatre Fund grant for her production of Typography of Women: I Am Not Invisible. Typography Of Women: I Am Not Invisible was born out of a 10-year desire of Celeste's to create an original performance piece [...]

Celeste Lawson Receives 2020 Fendrick Theatre Fund Grant2020-09-26T09:29:42-04:00

ASI Awards $235,640 in Emergency Relief Grants

We are excited to announce that we have awarded a total of 154 emergency relief grants amounting to $235,640 through our WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund.  The fund, which opened on May 1, 2020 in response to COVID-19's devastating impact on Western New York arts and cultural industry, supported 86  arts and cultural organizations and [...]

ASI Awards $235,640 in Emergency Relief Grants2020-07-13T12:36:29-04:00

Applications Open for Fendrick Theatre Fund: $1,000 Grant for a Theater Artist

ASI is excited to announce that applications for our David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund are now open. This biannual program awards one $1,000 grant to an individual theater artist in Western New York, and supports the writing or production of new work, the new production of existing work, experimental and multi-media theatrical productions, and/or the [...]

Applications Open for Fendrick Theatre Fund: $1,000 Grant for a Theater Artist2020-06-26T13:15:17-04:00

Fendrick Theatre Fund Awardee Announced

Fendrick Theatre Fund Awardee Announced “Knock Knock, Jesus Calling”, a play by Heather Fangsrud ASI announced the 2018 awardee of the David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund.  A grant in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to Heather Fangsrud for “Knock Knock, Jesus Calling” – a one-woman play where Fangsrud recounts her experiences as a [...]

Fendrick Theatre Fund Awardee Announced2018-09-21T16:45:42-04:00

Apply for Environmentally Themed Art Creation Funding!

FUNDING for Environmentally Themed Art Projects in WNY Fall Deadline: October 1 (rolling) Spring Deadline: May 1 (rolling) Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc. (ASI) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals in Western New York to create artistic projects related to the dangers of global warming and climate change. We are seeking strong [...]

Apply for Environmentally Themed Art Creation Funding!2018-08-21T15:11:50-04:00

Apply for Theatre Funding by Aug 27!

$1,000 GRANT for an INDIVIDUAL THEATER ARTIST Deadline to Apply: Monday, August 27 (11:59pm) Call for applications from actors, directors, writers, producers, designers, storytellers, dog acts, performance artists, musicians, dancers, puppeteers, multimedia theater artists, and more! Since 1989 the David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund has awarded grants to individual artists to enable them to realize or [...]

Apply for Theatre Funding by Aug 27!2018-08-14T16:06:09-04:00

ASI Offers Bookkeeping and Fiscal Sponsorship Services

ASI Offers Financial Support Services For Organizations and Artists Two Services We Offer - Bookkeeping Services Organize your financial records and assist with budgeting needs using Quickbooks (or another software or record keeping system). Produce financial statements and reports. This service is good for non-profits, for-profit businesses in the creative field, or artists or creative [...]

ASI Offers Bookkeeping and Fiscal Sponsorship Services2018-05-09T12:02:40-04:00

RESOURCES: For Erie County Cultural Funding Applicants

In preparation for the 2020 Erie County Cultural Funding process, ASI has offered several public workshops on topics that the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning see as needs for Cultural Funding Applications. These topics include: Board of Directors/By-Laws/Non-Profit Revitalization Act, Governance, and Finance (including Cash Flows).  For more information on past public workshops [...]

RESOURCES: For Erie County Cultural Funding Applicants2019-04-17T11:50:53-04:00
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