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Applications for ASI’s Give for Greatness Granting Program Are Now Live

ASI is excited to announce that application materials for our annual Give for Greatness granting program are now live. The grants, which support nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties by providing general operating funds, are administered by ASI every year in anticipation of year-end goals and the holiday [...]

Applications for ASI’s Give for Greatness Granting Program Are Now Live2019-10-07T10:50:52-04:00

October Is National Arts and Humanities Month!

Happy National Arts and Humanities Month! Established more than 30 years ago by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month is a coast-to-coast collective celebration and recognition of the importance of culture in America. According to AFTA, the goals [...]

October Is National Arts and Humanities Month!2019-10-03T10:36:34-04:00

It’s Renewal Season for Arts Access

ASI's Arts Access program aims to break the barriers of inaccessibility to the region's arts and culture sector, which are often money, transportation, and knowledge of events. We partner with local theaters, galleries, and other arts and culture organizations to offer free or reduced-cost opportunities to low-income Western New York residents and their families. ASI envisions [...]

It’s Renewal Season for Arts Access2019-08-14T10:56:33-04:00

ASI and Calhoon’s Pub Present Fall Fest: A Fundraiser for Arts Access

We are so excited to announce that Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) will be the benefitting organization for Calhoon Pub's fifth annual Fall Fest on Saturday, September 7. The festival will feature booze, bites, raffles, and a live music performance by Workingman’s Dead, Buffalo’s favorite Grateful Dead tribute band. All funds from [...]

ASI and Calhoon’s Pub Present Fall Fest: A Fundraiser for Arts Access2019-08-09T10:12:38-04:00

We’re Hiring: Grants and Programming Manager

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Buffalo, NY, is seeking a full-time individual to manage our grant-giving programs and relationships within the arts and cultural field, and to play a key role in programmatic, event, and administrative activities. ASI is the local arts council that provides tools [...]

We’re Hiring: Grants and Programming Manager2019-07-19T10:49:25-04:00

Fond Farewell to ASI’s Grants & Programming Director Natalie Brown

It is with mixed feelings that we must announce the departure of Grants and Programming Director Natalie Brown. While we're sad to see her leave, our team is so proud to congratulate her on her new role as the program coordinator of Carnegie Art Center. Natalie joined ASI as an associate in April of 2016. [...]

Fond Farewell to ASI’s Grants & Programming Director Natalie Brown2019-07-18T11:19:50-04:00

Client Spotlight: Catching Up With CEPA Gallery

In 2017, after the initial launch our Financial Services program offering low-cost bookkeeping and financial services to local nonprofit organizations, CEPA Gallery reached out to ASI and became our first fiscal client. Several years and reports later, we caught up with Lawrence Brose, the executive director of CEPA, to learn more about the gallery's mission [...]

Client Spotlight: Catching Up With CEPA Gallery2019-07-17T11:39:40-04:00

Arts Services Initiative Welcomes Alana Kelley

ASI is excited to welcome Alana Kelley as our new Arts Access Program Coordinator. Our Arts Access program, which is in its sixth year of operation, seeks to make the arts accessible to everyone by partnering with local organizations to provide low-income members of the Western New York community with free and affordable arts and [...]

Arts Services Initiative Welcomes Alana Kelley2019-08-28T12:39:06-04:00

Announcing Three New Recipients of Global Warming Art Project Grants

We're very excited to announce that Dorothea Braemer, Timothy Frerichs, and the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology will receive Global Warming Art Project grants to fund three projects produced in response to the rising dangers of global warming and climate change. Our Global Warming Art Project grant program, which is in its second year [...]

Announcing Three New Recipients of Global Warming Art Project Grants2019-07-03T11:13:08-04:00

Applications for NYSCA 2020 DEC Grants Are Now Open

Applications for New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization (DEC) grants for Erie and Niagara Counties are now open. This year’s funding categories include Community Arts, Arts Education, and Individual Artist grants, and are intended for smaller cultural organizations, non-cultural organizations with arts programming or events, arts and cultural coalitions and networks, and [...]

Applications for NYSCA 2020 DEC Grants Are Now Open2019-06-27T15:43:29-04:00
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