Monday, March 18, 2013

Honorary Awards Applications Now Available Online

Honorary Awards Applications
Now Available Online

Applications are due Monday, May 1, 2013 @ 6PM 

The Honorary Awards are:
  • The Artistic Achievement Award, presented to an individual who has made a significant artistic contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community;
  • The Caffe Cino Fellowship Award, presented to an Off-Off-Broadway theatre company that consistently produces outstanding work. This award also includes a grant to be used toward an Off-Off-Broadway production.
  • The Ellen Stewart Award, presented to an individual or organization demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership.
Complete your application today!

The 2012 recipients were The 5 Lesbian Brothers (Artistic Achievement Award), Theatre Development Fund (Ellen Stewart Award) and Astoria Performing Arts Center (Caffe Cino Fellowship Award). Find out more about these amazing artists and organizations.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Why do the Arts Matter in New York State?

The following information comes from the Arts NYS Coalition: Helping the Arts to Thrive in New York State

For more on these statistics, visit their site

Why do the Arts Matter in New York State?

  1. New York State is home to 53,085 arts-related businesses that employ 335,683 people. >more
  2. New York City’s nonprofit cultural sector generated $5.8 billion in economic impact and 40,500 jobs. >more
  3. The economic impact of Westchester County’s nonprofit arts and culture industry is $119.88 million with 3779 jobs. >more
  4. Greater Buffalo’s Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations is $155.2 million. >more
  5. The nonprofit arts and culture are a $21 million industry in the Northern Adirondack region that supports 506 jobs. >more
  6. The Arts in Onondaga County yields $70 million and 1060 jobs. >more
  7. In Monroe County, the arts have an annual economic impact of roughly $200 million and yield over 6,300 jobs.