Author: Arts Services Inc. (ASI)

The new work should celebrate the town’s Polish heritage Arts Services Inc. of Western New York (ASI), on behalf of Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace’s Office, invites artists in all appropriate mediums from throughout Western New York to submit proposals for an outdoor public art project located at Cheektowaga Town Park on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, NY. This project has been updated with new guidelines and an updated submission deadline of February 10th, 2023. Assemblymember Wallace’s Office is seeking a sculpture (of any type of material, size, and base) that celebrates the town’s Polish heritage. This public art work is meant…

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A commission of up to $36,000 is available for the chosen artist to create and install their work. Arts Services Inc. of Western New York (ASI), on behalf of Assemblymember William Conrad’s Office, invites artists in all appropriate mediums (2-dimensional) from throughout Western New York to submit proposals for an outdoor public art project. The selected mural will provide the front and side façade of the building which can be seen by Sheridan Drive and will be the back drop to future outdoor activities in front of the Center, as well as a welcoming indicator into the building. Project Background…

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Murals are springing up around Western New York all the time, but do you ever sit and wonder where they come from or how they came to be? We can’t speak on behalf of all the murals around town, but we’ve been at the helm in a few of them and thought it might be fun to shed a little light on our mural creation process as well as share our brand new mural trail map which lays out the 30+ murals that we’ve had a hand in creating. This new interactive map also has driving directions for 5 different mural trails that you…

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At Arts Services Inc., we believe that the arts are for everyone. Recently, some of the staff spent a couple of days out of the office, taking time to check out a few arts and cultural attractions that are close by. Just a few hours spent exploring the neighborhood made us remember what we too often forget; that beyond the impressive economic impact that the arts have, they also have a profound social impact that is unmeasurable but just as important to the welfare of all Western New Yorkers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkEfaFc8Lmw&ab_channel=ArtsServicesInc. Americans for the Arts, the national arts advocacy organization, recently…

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Arts Services Inc. of Western New York (ASI), on behalf of Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera’s Office and the Elmwood Village Association (EVA), invites artists in all appropriate mediums (2-dimensional and 3-dimensional) from throughout Western New York to submit proposals for an outdoor public art project located at 902 Elmwood Ave in Buffalo, NY. Project Background and Goals902 Elmwood Ave is located in the Elmwood Village in Buffalo, NY. Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera’s Office is seeking an imaginative design for the south-facing wall of the building. The chosen work should: Proposed design should connect to the themes of gardens and the…

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There are so many incredible arts organizations in Western New York and we wish that we could provide funding to all of them! This year’s Give for Greatness grant was highly competitive due to the limited amount of funding that we had available but these organizations shone so brightly that we had to feature them in this month’s video spotlight.  We’re excited to have you meet Frani from Buffalo Society of Artists, Matt from Nusantara Arts, Dawne from Stitch Buffalo, and Beth, Suzie and Chris from Unique Theatre as they show you behind the scenes of what they’ve been working on.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vA0M9582iI We’ll…

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To fundraise for ASI’s Give for Greatness grant program, eight all-lawyer musical groups will give it their all on stage when KeyBank presents the 9th annual Lawyers for the Arts fundraiser on Saturday, March 12, from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main Street) in Buffalo. Tickets for the 9th annual Lawyers for the Arts fundraiser are available now at ticketmaster.com or by calling Tralf Music Hall at (716) 852-2860. Doors open at 12 p.m. This year’s Lawyers for the Arts event marks the comeback after two years of being cancelled due to the pandemic. After this long hiatus, these eager bands comprised…

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The truth is, it takes guts to apply for grant funding. That’s why when we award grant funding, we like to celebrate the individuals who took the time to pitch us the ideas they were passionate about and will make the WNY arts scene pop! Special thanks to Buffalo & Brandy, Elizabeth Hayes, Gary Earl Ross, and Saira Siddiqui for allowing us to interview you! These interviews were conducted in the ASI office after our happy hour celebration of Restart NY Regrant, SCR, and NYSCA Individual Artist grant recipients. The good times were rollin’ so you’ll have to excuse the…

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Arts Services Inc. (ASI), on behalf of Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera’s Office, invites artists in all appropriate mediums (2-dimensional and 3-dimensional) from throughout Western New York to submit proposals for an outdoor public art project located at 136 Evans Street in Hamburg, NY. This building is owned by Kirst Construction and faces Legion Field. The Assemblymember is seeking an imaginative design to create a mural on the west side of the building that marks the entryway to the Village of Hamburg and marks the pathway toward Legion Field. Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera said, “Our goal is to create a mural…

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Interview with Holly Grant, Grants & Programming Director at ASI ASI: How did you get involved in the arts and arts administration? HG: I’ve always kind of been involved in the arts. I took dance lessons as a child, I was in plays, talent shows, chorus. It wasn’t until I was in high school and my guidance counselor asked me what I wanted to do with my life; I had no idea that I even started considering the arts as a career. She asked me what I liked. And I liked singing. She introduced me to this world of music…

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