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Arts Services Initiative announces 2017 Give for Greatness grant awardees


Fri, Dec 8th 2017 07:05 pm
25 cultural organizations in 5 counties funded through program
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced the recipients of the 2017 Give for Greatness grants. Twenty-five grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to cultural organizations across ASI's entire five-county service area thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Out of 82 applicants, the following 25 organizations were chosen by a panel of local cultural leaders:
•1891 Fredonia Opera House
•Amherst Bel Canto Choir Inc.
•Amor and Heritage Dance
•Buffalo International Film Festival
•Buffalo Maritime Center
•Buffalo Opera Unlimited
•Buffalo Society of Artists
•Buffalo String Works
•Buffalo Sugar City Inc.
•Carnegie Art Center
•The Cass Project
•Center Dance
•Cultural Alliance of Niagara
•El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera
•The Fountain Arts Center Inc.
•Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo 
•India Association of Buffalo
•Jewish Repertory Theatre
•Lockport Public Arts Council
•Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe
•The Olean Theatre Workshop
•Second Generation Theatre Co.
•Southern Tier Symphony Inc.
•Subversive Theatre Collective
•Unique Theatre Co.
"The 2017 Give for Greatness grant awards grassroots cultural organizations for their important work in WNY by supporting their general operating efforts," ASI Interim Executive Director Jen Swan said. "These organizations serve as cultural hubs in urban and rural communities throughout five counties in WNY, often times operating on a budget less than $10,000 with mostly all-volunteer staff."
Funds for the Give for Greatness grants were raised through several fundraising activities throughout the year, including "Lawyers for the Arts." Additional support for Give for Greatness comes from Fund for the Arts and the Rupp Family Foundation.
Fundraising for 2018 will get underway with the sixth annual "Lawyers for the Arts" event taking place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at The Tralf. More information can be found at www.giveforgreatness.net or www.asiwny.org.

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