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Tara Sasiadek to Create Mural at 1702 Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls

We are very excited to announce that local artist Tara Sasiadek has been selected to create a mural at 1702 Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls. This was an extremely competitive selection process that saw dozens of proposals from talented and experienced artists from across Western New York. Tara's work was chosen by a panel of [...]

Tara Sasiadek to Create Mural at 1702 Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls2020-03-23T10:32:30-04:00

ASI’s COVID-19 Update

We are entering challenging and unprecedented times, especially for our region’s many creative communities. “The familiar refrain of ‘the show must go on,’” writes Mark Sommer for The Buffalo News, “can't compete with a more sobering declaration: a state of emergency.” With news of theater productions, literary readings, concerts, and more being postponed every day, [...]

ASI’s COVID-19 Update2020-03-18T12:21:30-04:00

Spark Spotlight: Vincent O’Neill, Lifetime Achievement

[Please note that ASI is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and its potential impact on this year's Spark Awards on May 13. In the meantime, we still feel it's important to spotlight the important work of our many honorees.] Vincent O'Neill is the winner of this year's Spark Award for Lifetime Achievement, an award [...]

Spark Spotlight: Vincent O’Neill, Lifetime Achievement2020-03-17T11:23:05-04:00

How the WNY Arts and Cultural Sector Can Prepare for the Impact of the Coronavirus

Like many of our community partners, Arts Services Initiative is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on arts and cultural activity in Western New York. With news of the outbreak evolving daily, we will continue to share resources geared toward impact and challenges for our region’s arts community. We recommend following information provided [...]

How the WNY Arts and Cultural Sector Can Prepare for the Impact of the Coronavirus2020-06-25T11:42:04-04:00

Celebrate Black History All Year

Now that Black History Month has come to a close, it’s important to remember that Black American culture and history can and should be celebrated year-round. Below is a sampling of Western New York’s many arts projects and organizations that provide creative and critical programming on Black American art, culture, and history all year.   [...]

Celebrate Black History All Year2020-03-03T10:42:42-05:00

ASI Grants $24,070 for Art Projects Targeting the Climate Crisis

We are very excited to announce that Kyla Kegler, Alexis Oltmer, Derek Roland, and Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology have been selected to receive funding through our Global Warming Art Project granting program. The program support projects created in response to the rising dangers of global climate change, and administers grants to a selection [...]

ASI Grants $24,070 for Art Projects Targeting the Climate Crisis2020-02-19T10:43:53-05:00

Important Reminder: Artists Can Apply for NYS Arts Funding Through ASI

The application for funding through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is now open. Individual artists of various disciplines may seek funding in the Individual Artist Category by requesting fiscal sponsorship through ASI. Please note that individual artists are only able to seek NYSCA funding if they have a fiscal sponsor. Deadlines [...]

Important Reminder: Artists Can Apply for NYS Arts Funding Through ASI2020-02-04T12:11:47-05:00

Our New Year’s Resolution Is All About Accessibility

Like many others in our community, we’ve spent January reflecting on 2019 and creating resolutions for 2020. Last year, we noticed a trend in questions about what it means to promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility in the nonprofit sector and beyond, so we’ve decided to dedicate our vision for the new [...]

Our New Year’s Resolution Is All About Accessibility2020-01-22T14:54:22-05:00

Get Your Health Insurance Through ASI

Arts Services Initiative and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce have partnered to bring Western New York’s arts and cultural sector access to group rate health insurance. Arts organizations are eligible for a Small Group plan by providing a NYS-45 to show that one or more employees work at the business who will register for the [...]

Get Your Health Insurance Through ASI2020-01-16T11:46:23-05:00

ASI Seeks Local Graphic Designers for Logo Redesign

ASI is seeking a creative and qualified graphic designer or design firm to create strong graphic logos as well as a secondary and sub-brand logo for our Arts Access program. This is an open and competitive process for all freelance designers and reputable design firms located or headquartered in Erie and Niagara Counties. Details Proposals [...]

ASI Seeks Local Graphic Designers for Logo Redesign2019-12-18T10:50:05-05:00
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