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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

Creative COVID Captioning: Q&A with the Irish Classical Theatre Company

For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Kate LoConti Alcocer, Executive Artistic Director of the Irish Classical Theatre Company, to learn more about the organization, their programming, and how they are leading the charge to make theatre more accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing communities. The Irish Classical [...]

Creative COVID Captioning: Q&A with the Irish Classical Theatre Company2020-10-11T18:11:43-04:00

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

“Au-some” Aquarium: Q&A with the Aquarium of Niagara

For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Gary Siddall, Executive Director of the Aquarium of Niagara, to learn more about the organization, their programming, and how they are working more closely with the WNY community. The Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, NY strives to celebrate our natural wonders and [...]

“Au-some” Aquarium: Q&A with the Aquarium of Niagara2020-09-26T10:18:29-04:00

Increasing Racial Diversity in Orchestra: Q&A with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Founded in 1935, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) is our region's  professional symphony orchestra. Under the artistic leadership of JoAnn Falleta, the BPO provides artistic excellence and integrity to enrich the quality of life in Western New York through the presentation of live symphonic music and other musical events which educate and entertain the broadest [...]

Increasing Racial Diversity in Orchestra: Q&A with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra2020-08-20T09:56:56-04:00

Diverse Voices: Q&A with Torn Space Theater’s Dan Shanahan

Founded by Dan Shanahan and Melissa Meola, Torn Space Theater aims to create original, aesthetically innovative performances, and to introduce internationally-renowned, contemporary performance to Western New York and the Buffalo-Niagara Region. For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Torn Space's Artistic Director and Founder Dan Shanahan to learn more about [...]

Diverse Voices: Q&A with Torn Space Theater’s Dan Shanahan2020-08-20T09:57:22-04:00

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

Fond Farewell to ASI’s Communications & Development Manager Rachelle Toarmino

It is with mixed feelings that we must say farewell to our Communications & Development Manager Rachelle Toarmino. While we’re sad to see her leave, our team is so proud to congratulate her as she embarks on her journey to the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an MFA candidate and teaching associate in poetry in [...]

Fond Farewell to ASI’s Communications & Development Manager Rachelle Toarmino2020-07-10T14:55:18-04:00

An Extra Effort: Q&A with Locust Street Art Executive Director Rachelyn Noworyta

Locust Street Art (LSA) is a nonprofit arts organization that has provided free studio art classes and low-cost specialized workshops and custom services for both children and adults since 1959. Its roster of teaching artists reflects specializations in painting, drawing, ceramics, animation, photography, and more. For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat [...]

An Extra Effort: Q&A with Locust Street Art Executive Director Rachelyn Noworyta2020-08-20T09:58:00-04:00
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