CNY Arts Impacts on the Community in 2017

Awards over $1.3 million through 393 arts grants and scholarships through 9 grant programs.

  • Out of 393 applications 176 were new to their programs.

  • These grant dollars assist 3900 artists and arts, culture, history and heritage organizations and students in our communities

  • Provides arts activities to over 898,000 visitors and residents in our region.

Continues our scholarship program for gifted students, made possible through Senator John A. DeFrancisco and the NYS Department of Education. To date, 125 students have received scholarships and assistance from the Senator DeFrancisco Young Artist Scholarship Fund.

Received the Joined Artists, Musicians, and Singers (JAMS) Funk Fest Award for continued support of community artists and events

Nominated for and received the “What Matters Most” award from the Central New York Community Foundation on behalf of the Syracuse Poster Project. Winner Jim Emmons wrote that “I’ve been especially impressed by CNY Arts...It brings arts groups together for conferences and workshops, and thus strengthens the community. It recognizes the diversity and potential of the regional arts scene, and it promotes and advocates for the region at the level of the state.”

Now in the fifth year of operation our collaborative arts and entertainment calendar,

  • Features arts and cultural events from over 1,000 venues in our region

  • Have received over 162,000 views of over 1500 active events

  • Work with Arts in Higher Ed to create calendars for their students and market the cultural offerings in our communities through the use of their own comprehensive guide to arts and culture.

The launch of CNY Arts first lifestyles TV and digital streaming advertisement, the “Fall in Love” campaign, to promote local arts and cultural events in central New York.

Captivates an average of 5,500 school kids and families at the annual performance of Dasher’s Magical Gift which is enjoyed by schools and families across the region. Many underprivileged school and community groups are able to receive scholarships through donations made to CNY Arts.

Partners with 16 local businesses whose 136 employees created and displayed 388 works of art for the 44th annual On My Own Time culminating in a curated art exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art.

Engages over 130 high school students and teachers in a day of workshops and performances at the Michael Harms Theater Festival.

Continues to work on the ENGAGE CNY ten-year Cultural Plan by:

  • Developing new audiences across six plus counties, advocating successfully for increased funding for the arts

  • Advocating for Downtown Revitalization projects to grow the local economies for the cities of Syracuse, Cortland, Oneida, Oswego, and Auburn, NY

Continues to provide hundreds of hours of technical assistance, educational workshops, and scholarships for professional development and higher education in the arts.


Posted On: December 13, 2017
Listed As: CNY Arts News