On April 27, over 150 artists and organizations from six counties, CNY Art staff and board members, and New York State Legislators gathered at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport to celebrate the recipients of the 2017 Community Arts Grant Awards.
Posted On: April 27, 2017
Daria J. Willis, Ph.D. is the new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Onondaga Community College. Her first day on the job was July 5, 2016. Willis is beginning the process of introducing herself across campus.
Posted On: January 24, 2017
CNY Arts, Inc., central New York’s regional arts council serving 6 counties and providing more than $1.5 million dollars in funding that supports artists and arts, cultural, and heritage organizations, announced today the appointment of Kristy Brightman Frame (Bond, Shoenick & King), Daniel Hammer (County of Onondaga), Adam McGivern (Cortland...
Posted On: January 19, 2017
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to support CNY Arts’ long-term economic, engagement, and tourism goals...
Posted On: December 15, 2016
During the first week of December at the Crouse Hinds Theater in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in downtown Syracuse, CNY Arts will bring to the stage Dasher’s Magical Gift, an annual holiday show for central New York children.
Posted On: November 18, 2016
CNY Arts’ production of Dasher’s Magical Gift is written, choreographed, directed and performed by a team of creative individuals and dancers from Central New York. Purchase a Festival Family Pack.
Posted On: November 15, 2016
Reindeer, elves, penguins, and some surprise guests are preparing for CNY Arts' third annual presentation of its holiday family event, Dasher’s Magical Gift. The entirely local production was developed and staged by Syracuse theater and dance professionals.
Posted On: November 14, 2016
One of the premier events of ArtsWeek, the 46th Annual AmeriCU Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival, is coming up shortly. More than 160 artists and entertainers from 25 US States and Canada will be showcasing their talents in Columbus Circle during this highly-anticipated event on July 29, 30 and 31.
Oswego State Downtown will be hosting another Downtown Artist Series with the debut of "86,400 Grains of Grace: Photographs by John Sheffield" from July 22 until Sept. 2. Sheffield, a middle school educator for more than 25 years, will exhibit photographs he made while encountering everyday people and while he...
Join the Carbone Auto Group, Limelight Event Planning and Ricky Z., featuring his All-Star Billy Joel tribute band, at the Stanley Theater in Utica to celebrate Billy Joel and Central New York music education. This July 9 event is a part of Rick Zuccaro’s Digital Piano Donation Program and will...
SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED TO ONONDAGA COUNTY’S MOST GIFTED YOUNG ARTISTS
Photo: Whitney Point High School Drama Club in their production of I Never Saw Another Butterfly, directed by Ken Jones
Posted On: April 26, 2016
Syracuse, New York - CNY Arts is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2016 CNY Arts Tourism & Economic Development Grant Program. A total of $135,000 is being distributed among five art and cultural providers and is made possible by the County of Onondaga.
Posted On: April 25, 2016
172 employees of Central New York companies took part in On My Own Time 2015, which concluded on a high note this fall with a reception for artists, colleagues and family at the Everson Museum of Art.
Posted On: March 25, 2016
Looking back at the year, CNY Arts has much to be grateful for! 2015 began with the news that we had received another I Love New York grant from New York State’s Empire State Development for our collaborative marketing system at gotocnyarts.org to better promote our region’s arts and cultural offerings.
Posted On: January 27, 2016
As CNY Arts begins 2016, the Board would like to acknowledge several milestones and changes to our Board of Directors. First, the Board gratefully acknowledges the outstanding leadership of outgoing Board Vice President Eunice Williams and Board Secretary Christine Flynn.
Posted On: January 27, 2016
CNY Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Community Arts Grants, Arts Education Grants, and Individual Artist Commissions distributed by CNY Arts and funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
Posted On: January 27, 2016
There is still time to become part of our 42nd annual On My Own Time business/arts program, presented by CNY Arts in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art. This homegrown, award-winning project provides a public platform for participating businesses to identify, celebrate, and promote the value of creativity among...
Posted On: April 24, 2015
CNY Arts Executive Director Steve Butler visited with Grant Reeher for Campbell Conversations on WRVO to talk about CNY Arts' ENGAGE CNY, a study that is shaping the development of a cultural plan to engage and connect arts, culture, and heritage as a way to boost regional economic vitality, attract...
Posted On: September 29, 2014
This December, CNY Arts will present a new holiday show for Central New York students and families, Dasher’s Magical Gift. After a 35 year run entertaining thousands of children in Central New York, CNY Arts’ annual narrated holiday ballet, The Adventures of Rudolph, has been retired.
Posted On: September 25, 2014
CNY Arts Executive Director Steve Butler visited with Jim Donovan at 570 WSYR to talk about our recent ENGAGE CNY study that is shaping the development of a cultural plan to engage and connect arts, culture, and heritage as a way to boost regional economic vitality, attract visitors and increase the quality...
Posted On: April 15, 2014
Due to the forecast for significant snow and extreme temperatures on the way for Wednesday and Thursday, the On My Own Time luncheon has been postponed for one week. It is now rescheduled to Thursday, March 20, 12:30 pm, at Coleman's Restaurant.
Posted On: March 12, 2014
CNY Arts made great strides in 2013 as it continued to serve as a regional arts council for six counties: Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego. We cover 6000 square miles and serve over one million residents as we promote, support, and celebrate Central New York's arts, culture, history,...
Posted On: January 23, 2014
Over 200 people attended the CNY Arts 40th annual On My Own Time finale exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art on September 20. New York State Senator John DeFrancisco, Deputy County Executive William P. Fisher, and Mayor Stephanie Miner each spoke in honor of the amateur artists whose works...
Posted On: October 28, 2013
Colleen is presently the Executive Director at the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College and has been in this position since 2001. Colleen sits on the Cazenovia Arts and Heritage Alliance, a group of like-minded organizations in the Cazenovia area, promoting culture and arts to the surrounding communities.
Posted On: October 10, 2013
CNY Arts Newest Board Member
Posted On: October 09, 2013
CNY Arts is seeking input from residents in six Central New York counties as part of a new initiative to promote and develop the area’s culture, arts, history, and heritage resources for both residents and tourists. Engage CNY is a year-long project that will result in a master cultural plan for...
Posted On: August 30, 2013
CNY Arts wants to hear from you! As part of ENGAGE CNY, we are conducting facilitated forums for arts, culture, and heritage groups across our region, as well as for individual artists, historians, and culture providers.These forums focus on the needs of local artists, the future of arts and culture...
CNY Arts, Inc., the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the IDEAS Collaborative are launching a one-year collaborative marketing campaign to raise awareness of Central New York’s vibrantly diverse arts and cultural community. Beginning in May, the goal of the campaign is to position CNY as an ideal arts and...
CNY Arts invite your company to participate in the 40th anniversary edition of the CNY Arts award-winning visual arts program for business, On My Own Time! This unique program, a recipient of two national awards, was initiated in 1974 in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art to help local businesses...
Posted On: February 22, 2013
CNY Arts is very pleased to announce that Elizabeth Lane, our long-time Administrative Intern and Administrative & Regrant Support staffer, has accepted the position of Decentralization (DEC) Coordinator. Elizabeth has been integral to the execution of the last two Decentralization grant cycles and an invaluable asset in the operations of...
Posted On: February 12, 2013
Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), and the New York State Council on the Arts have awarded $150,000 to CNY Arts in support of the IDEAS Collaborative. The Initiative to Develop and Engage Audiences and Services (IDEAS) is a partnership between arts organizations, local funders,...
Posted On: December 21, 2012