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Cassandra Ott Selected for Seneca Street Mural

We are very excited to announce that local artist Cassandra Ott has been selected to create a mural at 550 Seneca Street in Buffalo. The call, administered by ASI, was an extremely competitive process that saw dozens of terrific proposals from talented and experienced artists from across Western New York. Cassandra is set to begin [...]

Cassandra Ott Selected for Seneca Street Mural2020-07-20T11:43:14-04:00

ASI Awards Additional $94,820 in Relief to Local Artists and Organizations

Arts Services Initiative has awarded an additional $94,820 in emergency grants to local artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This event brings the granted total from our WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund to $192,790, supporting a total of 69 organizations and 56 individuals. Grants were awarded to artists and [...]

ASI Awards Additional $94,820 in Relief to Local Artists and Organizations2020-05-22T09:43:29-04:00

ASI Awards Nearly $100,000 to Local Artists and Nonprofit Organizations in First Round of Emergency Grants

Arts Services Initiative (ASI) has awarded $97,970 in emergency grants to 60 local artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Less than one week after opening applications, this event marks the first round of funding through our WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund, a granting program designed to assist Western New [...]

ASI Awards Nearly $100,000 to Local Artists and Nonprofit Organizations in First Round of Emergency Grants2020-05-08T10:14:41-04:00

Time to Take Action: May Means Advocacy

For Western New York’s arts community, the economic impact of COVID-19 has surpassed millions of dollars, with $2.5 million in losses being reported for March alone. Forty-six percent of arts organizations reported in a field-wide survey that they are “very likely” to have to lay off some or all of their staff—an unfortunate reality for [...]

Time to Take Action: May Means Advocacy2020-05-12T16:32:38-04:00

WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund: Application Materials Live

We are very excited to announce that the application materials for the WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund, a granting program for struggling artists and arts and cultural organizations, are now available. The application will open on Friday, May 1. This fund was created in response to the state of emergency caused by COVID-19 and its profound [...]

WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund: Application Materials Live2020-04-24T10:34:27-04:00

How You Can Participate in Earth Day from Home

Established in 1970, Earth Day is a global event celebrated annually on April 22 to bring awareness to environmental protection and to acknowledge the impact that our routines and actions have on the world around us. People typically participate in Earth Day through social events, community cleanups, roundtable discussions, and learning activities that inspire civic [...]

How You Can Participate in Earth Day from Home2020-04-21T11:18:32-04:00

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!2020-04-15T10:29:50-04:00

We Need Your Help: Contribute to the WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund

The current state of emergency caused by COVID-19 has profoundly impacted Western New York's arts and cultural sector. With the cancellation of events, performances, workshops, and gigs, individuals and organizations who rely on event-based income are losing essential revenue that is key to their continued operations. We're in the initial stages of creating this fund [...]

We Need Your Help: Contribute to the WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund2020-04-06T12:21:19-04:00

Show Us Your Art!

Twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, ASI will be sharing what the region's artists are working on while stuck at home. This effort is not only meant to uplift everyone's spirits but also to create a way for artists to find fiscal support for their work during these challenging and uncertain times. If you're [...]

Show Us Your Art!2021-01-08T09:39:06-05:00
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