61 Years of Promoting, Celebrating and Supporting Arts & Culture in Central New York

During this #GivingTuesday, CNY Arts Celebrates the Tradition of Giving

During the holiday season we celebrate many new and long standing traditions in our country, including that of giving.  Among these traditions is supporting the arts.  As our forefather, George Washington said, “The arts are essential to the prosperity of the state.”  For 61 years, CNY Arts has been supporting, promoting, and celebrating the arts, culture, and heritage in Central New York.  Please join us in our efforts by making a donation, whether large or small, this #GivingTuesday.

Last year, we secured and distributed $1.4 million for grants and scholarships that served more than 160,000 youth, more than 10,000 artists and more than 665,290 audience members attending more than 6,000 events. 

We are establishing the Central New York Film Fund and creating a plan to create 5 Arts and Entertainment Districts across our region. These initiatives will increase economic prosperity and enhance the tradition of bringing rich arts and culture to our area.

Help us continue in our work!

As the strongest arts and cultural advocate in the region, CNY Arts is here to support the arts. Whether it is providing educational theater workshops to students, exhibiting local artists at the Everson, or presenting our holiday show Dasher's Magical Gift to thousands of children every year, we strive to bring the best of arts and culture to our community every year.

We need your support! Click here to make your tax-deductible #GivingTuesday donation online.

To see how CNY Arts is making a difference, click here! 


From CNY Arts, we wish you a wonderful, safe, and creative season.

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Click above to donate now and support CNY Arts as we begin the next 60 years of celebrating, promoting, and supporting the arts and culture in our community.


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Your contribution, no matter how modest, helps create a big impact and supports CNY Arts programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Central New York – not just in concert halls and museums, but in homes, schools, and community sites.
Because of your contributions, we are able to provide opportunities that improve our quality of life and revitalize our communities through beautification, jobs, and audience spending. Your generous support keeps art and culture accessible and vibrant. Only you make this possible.
CNY Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gift is tax-deductible.CNY Arts has had a remarkable year, having undertaken many new responsibilities. Your support allows us to continue the traditions that have become so integral to the cultural fabric of Central New York:

To review CNY Arts' most recent IRS filings, click below:

2017 (For year ending 6/30/18)

2016 (For year ending 6/30/17)

2015 (For year ending 6/30/16)

2014 (For year ending 6/30/15)

2013 (For year ending 6/30/14)

2012 (For year ending 6/30/13)