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ASI reschedules Spark Awards


Wed, Apr 22nd 2020 10:15 am

From Arts Services Initiative:

In light of the current crisis surrounding COVID-19, the health and safety of Arts Services Initiative’s (ASI) patrons, employees and community are – as always – the organization’s highest priority. ASI has been closely monitoring updates and information issued by local, state and federal governing bodies and, as a result, has decided to reschedule the seventh annual Spark Awards, originally planned for Wednesday, May 13.

The event is now slated to be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Forbes Theatre at 500 Pearl St. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for this new date, and in addition to the regular in-person celebration, ASI is exploring options to add a virtual experience for those who may still be nervous about gathering in person.

Of course, this rescheduling and planning assumes social gatherings are determined safe and permissible at that later date. ASI will continue to reassess and monitor status updates on COVID-19.

“We want our community to know how grateful we are for your ongoing support of ASI and of Western New York’s creative industry,” ASI Executive Director Jen Swan-Kilpatrick said. “More than ever, ASI is here to advance, celebrate, and support our region’s arts and cultural community, who are among the most economically vulnerable during this challenging time. We hope you all are staying safe and healthy, and we look forward with great excitement to celebrating the incredible achievements and contributions of our 2020 honorees and the remarkable generosity of our sponsors and supporters in November.”

For more information, contact Holly at [email protected] or 716-833-3004, ext. 512.

Arts Services Initiative (ASI) empowers the region's artists and arts organizations with connections to funding, learning opportunities, and community access to the arts. ASI is a resource hub for the Western New York arts and cultural sector.

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