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ASI is always seeking volunteers and interns to get involved with our many programs and services.

ASI is always seeking interns to assist with day-to-day operations, including the creation, planning, and execution of a variety of our initiatives and programs. Interns should have an interest in the nonprofit sector, arts and culture, arts administration, business, and/or other disciplines.
Interns would be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of all of ASI’s granting programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing grant applicant materials, assisting with professional development sessions, and outreach to potential applicants
  • Outreach to arts and cultural organizations, community groups, municipalities, and others groups that can benefit from any of our granting programs
  • Reviewing draft applications and organizing/delivering final applications to necessary parties and grant panelists
  • Coordinating grant panel reviews, attending grant panels, and administrative work associated with the panel reviews
  • Preparing grant contracts and other necessary paperwork such as panelist manuals
  • Attending, evaluating, and reporting on programs that have been awarded a grant
Interns would be responsible for assisting with activities related to community relations and in some cases serving as the liaison and community contact for ASI. Responsibilities include:

  • Attending and engaging at partner monthly meetings, including the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance, Cultural Alliance of Niagara, Arts Partners for Learning, Charity Strong, Board of Directors meetings, and more
  • Attending arts and cultural community events
  • Attending community events unrelated to the arts

Interns would be responsible for assisting with activities related to ASI’s Arts & Economic Prosperity Report 6, including attendance at various participating arts and cultural events and activities throughout the year. Interns will attend prior to program/event start time and have materials to meet and survey audience members and patrons of the event. Data collected will be compiled into a Prosperity Report which will be released in 2023 detailing the economic impact of the Western New York arts and cultural community.

This position begins January 2022.


ASI presents and hosts a variety of professional development workshops and information sessions for the arts and cultural sector. We are always looking for experts and guest speakers from the following disciplines and sectors:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Finance
  • Nonprofit
  • Arts and culture
  • Small to mid-sized business
  • Marketing
  • Social impact and community collaboration

Send your resume/CV to Holly Grant at [email protected] to be considered.

ASI is seeking new individuals to serve as review panelists for our various funding and decision-making programs. Review panels include but are not limited to:

  • Erie County Community Arts & Arts Education Grants (DEC Grant Program)
  • Niagara County Community Arts & Arts Education Grants (DEC Grant Program)
  • Individual Artist Grants (DEC Grant Program)
  • Give for Greatness Grants
  • Fendrick Theatre Fund Grants

Send your resume/CV to Holly Grant at [email protected] to be added to the list of potential grant panelists.