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Professional Development

ASI is committed to the professional and organizational growth of Western New York’s artists and arts organizations. Through our professional development series, we offer complimentary and interactive workshops with topics spanning budgeting, grant writing, marketing, governance, and more. We are able to tailor seminars to any individual or group, regardless of the present challenges of one’s organization or stage of one’s career. For more information about how ASI can support your organization, staff, membership, or group with personalized professional development, contact Holly Grant at

Creative Professionals Exchange

In October 2019, we presented the inaugural Creative Professionals Exchange, a 2-day mini conference for artists and individuals who work in arts and cultural organizations. In 2020, we are expanding the program!

Save the date! CPX20 will be Friday-Saturday, November 6-7, 2020

This year’s Creative Professionals Exchange will include two full days of presentations, discussions, networking, and more covering accessibility and equity in the arts. We are committed to fostering the complex and sensitive conversations surrounding these topics, and introducing creative ideas for organizations of all sizes and capacities as well as individual artists to strengthen their efforts in these areas. Registration will open late spring 2020.

Click here to learn more about ASI’s commitment to accessibility in the arts.

Click here to learn more about the 2019 program.

Below, you can check out listings for future workshops and review materials from past sessions.

All of ASI’s professional development sessions are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted) thanks to the generous assistance of Fund for the Arts, Erie County, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



ASI and The Establishment Present: Tips and Tricks to Navigating Your Taxes

On Thursday, December 5, ASI and The Establishment will present a workshop on taxes designed to help attendees navigate the various tax forms, rules, and regulations that often prevent us from maximizing our […]

November 8th, 2019|

Fall Gathering and Public Workshop with the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance

ASI and the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance (GBCA) will present their fall gathering and public workshop on Erie County advocacy and arts funding on Tuesday, October 22 at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical […]

October 9th, 2019|

ASI Presents: Inaugural Creative Professionals Exchange

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) is excited to present its inaugural Creative Professionals Exchange, a two-day mini conference administered by the region’s leading changemakers in the arts. With topics spanning […]

September 25th, 2019|
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