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60 Years of Promoting, Celebrating and Support Arts & Culture in Central New York
This coming year, CNY Arts will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. A lot has changed since 1957, when we were first known as The Cultural Resources Council. From helping raise money in the 1970s to build and then manage the Civic Center theaters in Onondaga County to raising the $1.5M annually to support arts, culture and entertainment across six plus counties as we do today, CNY Arts exists to serve our region’s artists, the cultural industries, and the residents of all our communities. And we’ve only been able to do it with your help and support.
CNY Arts impacts so many people in our region across 5,500 square miles with services and programs including grants-making, promoting the arts, organizational and professional development, and community events. By the end of 2016 more than 950 arts agencies and artists registered on our online arts events calendar; which was visited over 105,038 times last year. In 2016, over 150 grants, given out annually across six counties, support the work of arts, history and heritage organizations, arts education programs, and individual artists and more than 80 gifted students received scholarships to advance their artistic education and pursuits. More than 6,000 children and families participated in our holiday show, festival, and exhibits, and 760 youth received ticket scholarships to take part in this event.
Now as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, we are looking to you more than ever to ensure that CNY Arts is best serving our youth, artists, and arts organizations and build a healthy and vibrant community that reflects the best in all of us.
Your feedback to us, your volunteerism in the arts community, your participation in making and seeing arts are all important actions for our communities. Please consider participating.
Also if you’d like to make a gift to CNY Arts to help us in our work as we celebrate 60 years we’d be most appreciative and you can do that using this gift link. It will have an impact. Thank you for your consideration!
Here are Six ways YOU can PROMOTE, SUPPORT, CELEBRATE arts and culture in Central New York
Your donation is an investment in Central New York. Your contribution, no matter how the amount, 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 centers.
Download our donation form, print and mail us your contribution.