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Spark Spotlight: Nancy Clarke Mariani, Leading Where You Are

The Spark Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals and organizations from across the Western New York arts community for their dedication, talent, and impact on the arts and cultural sector. This year’s presentation will be streamed for free on our YouTube page on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more [...]

Spark Spotlight: Nancy Clarke Mariani, Leading Where You Are2021-05-21T12:09:11-04:00

Spark Spotlight: Michael Quinniey, Leading Where You Are

The Spark Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals and organizations from across the Western New York arts community for their dedication, talent, and impact on the arts and cultural sector. This year’s presentation will be streamed for free on our YouTube page on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more [...]

Spark Spotlight: Michael Quinniey, Leading Where You Are2021-05-21T12:10:19-04:00

Spark Spotlight: Gaitrie Subryan, Leading Where You Are

The Spark Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals and organizations from across the Western New York arts community for their dedication, talent, and impact on the arts and cultural sector. This year’s presentation will be streamed for free on our YouTube page on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more [...]

Spark Spotlight: Gaitrie Subryan, Leading Where You Are2021-05-21T12:13:17-04:00

Spark Spotlight: Patrick Fagan, Lifetime Achievement

The Spark Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals and organizations from across the Western New York arts community for their dedication, talent, and impact on the arts and cultural sector. This year’s presentation will be streamed for free on our YouTube page on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more [...]

Spark Spotlight: Patrick Fagan, Lifetime Achievement2021-05-04T08:54:00-04:00

Spark Spotlight: Nicole Cooke, Rising Star

The Spark Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals and organizations from across the Western New York arts community for their dedication, talent, and impact on the arts and cultural sector. This year’s presentation will be streamed for free on our YouTube page on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more [...]

Spark Spotlight: Nicole Cooke, Rising Star2021-05-03T09:27:50-04:00

Spark Spotlight: Aitina Fareed-Cooke, Trailblazer of the Arts

The Spark Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals and organizations from across the Western New York arts community for their dedication, talent, and impact on the arts and cultural sector. This year’s presentation will be streamed for free on our YouTube page on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more [...]

Spark Spotlight: Aitina Fareed-Cooke, Trailblazer of the Arts2021-04-30T09:02:05-04:00

Spark Spotlight: Joan Fishburn, Unsung Hero

The Spark Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals and organizations from across the Western New York arts community for their dedication, talent, and impact on the arts and cultural sector. This year's presentation will be streamed for free on our YouTube page on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more [...]

Spark Spotlight: Joan Fishburn, Unsung Hero2021-04-29T11:20:04-04:00

2021 Spark Awards Honorees

We are very excited to announce the finalists and honorees of the eighth annual Spark Awards presented by M&T Bank! ASI’s annual Spark Awards celebrates and honors outstanding individuals and organizations from across Western New York for their dedication, talent, and impact on the arts and cultural sector. The honorees and finalists are selected every [...]

2021 Spark Awards Honorees2021-03-30T13:44:07-04:00

7th Annual Spark Awards Honorees Announced

We announced the winners and honorees of the 7th annual Spark Awards on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 pm. The presentation was streamed for free through our YouTube page  here. The presentation featured each of this year’s honorees through pre-recorded speeches. It also announced the winners of the Artist of the Year and Arts Organization [...]

7th Annual Spark Awards Honorees Announced2020-11-17T14:13:37-05:00

Spark Spotlight: Chris J. Handley, Artist of the Year Finalist

Chris J. Handley is a finalist for this year's Spark Award for Artist of the Year, an award that honors an individual artist in any discipline for their achievements during the previous year. Chris has worked in theaters across the country for over 20 years as an actor, teacher, director, and producer. He currently serves [...]

Spark Spotlight: Chris J. Handley, Artist of the Year Finalist2020-11-16T08:09:48-05:00
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