Our Mission

CNY Arts' mission is to promote, support, and celebrate arts and culture in Central New York.

Who We Are

At CNY Arts, we believe that a healthy arts industry is essential to the quality of life and community in Central New York. We strive to connect the general public to the rich array of arts and cultural opportunities in the area.

It doesn’t matter where your place is in the arts—artist, audience member, participant, venue, educator or supporter—we want you to create and experience the arts throughout CNY, in every town, city, neighborhood and school.

What We Do

We provide support and assistance to individual artists and arts and cultural organizations through access to grants, capacity-building assistance, education and training, and promotional services. We serve the counties of Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego. Our goal is to enhance a greater appreciation for the arts and cultural vibrancy of the region.  

Our History

CNY Arts History

CNY Arts Staff

CNY Arts Staff

Board of Directors

CNY Arts Board of Directors

Our Supporters

Our Supporters

Connect with Us

Connect with Us

The Ideas Collaborative

Ideas Collaborative