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ASI Opportunities 2017-03-21T14:08:53+00:00

We Want You!

Arts Services Initiative is always seeking volunteers, interns, and others who want to be involved with what we do!  There are a variety of ways to get involved – take a look below!

Contact: Jen SwanAssociate Director
Call (716) 362-8389 x510 for additional information.


Interns would be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of all the 2016-2017-2018 grant processes.  Duties include:

  • Outreach to arts and cultural organizations, community groups, municipalities, and others groups that can benefit from any of the particular grant programs;
  • Preparation of grant applicant materials, assistance and management of technical/professional development information sessions, and outreach to potential applicants;
  • Review of draft applications and organization/delivery of final applications to necessary parties and grant panelists;
  •  Coordination of grant panel reviews, attendance in the grant panels, and any administrative work associated with the panel reviews;
  • Preparation of grant contracts and other necessary paperwork (including panelist manuals);
  • Attendance, evaluation, and reporting on programs that have been awarded a grant.  This is to ensure funded programs meet specifications and priorities and guidelines.
Intern(s) will assist in the early stages of planning for the Make Music Buffalo & Niagara Falls program which takes place on June 21, 2017. Duties may include updating the Make Music Day WNY website, assisting with outreach and scheduling, organizing planning efforts and identifying new venues and relationships for the event, and more.

Interns would be involved with the creation, planning, and execution of marketing and outreach with several initiatives in the organization.  These programs include:

-Grant/Regrant Programs

-Arts Access

-The Big Easy in Buffalo

-And More.

Interns should have an interest in marketing and communications.

Interns will be responsible for documenting and capturing the activities and events of Arts Services Initiative. This intern will be required to attend events which may span weekdays, weekends, and some evenings. After documenting events, this intern will be required to complete the finished product through any editing and Photoshop tools. Events include, but are not limited to: training and seminars, attendance at community events, press conferences, advocacy activities, grant events/programs, etc.
Seeking interns to be involved with the day-to-day operations, creation, planning, and execution of a variety of initiatives and programs at Arts Services Initiative.

Interns should have an interest in non-profit, arts and culture, arts administration, business, and other disciplines.

This intern will help with all duties assigned for implementation and execution of the Arts Access program.  This includes, but is not limited to

  • Assisting with outreach to community groups and individuals who may benefit from the program;
  • Attendance at community events with the Arts Access Coordinator to promote the program;
  • Maintaining and updating the website and other materials.

Additional information about the program can be found at 


ASI presents and hosts a variety of workshops and information sessions for the arts and cultural sector. We are always looking for experts in the business, government, finance, non-profit, arts and cultural, and other sectors to serve as panelists or guest presenters.

If you would like to work with ASI or sponsor any of our activities, please contact us at or (716) 362-8389.

In an effort to represent the needs of constituents in the 5 counties of Western New York, ASI is continually seeking individuals to serve as panelists for various regrant programs.

Please submit the names, contact information, and resume for all residents interested in serving as panelists to Jen Swan at

Regrant panels include, but are not limited to:

  • Erie County Community Arts & Arts Education Grants
  • Niagara County Community Arts & Arts Education Grants
  • Individual Artist Grants
  • Give for Greatness Grants
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