Friday, November 6, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
With Jennifer Swan-Kilpatrick / ASI and members of the Niagara Cultural Alliance and the Buffalo Grand Alliance
In these difficult times, feelings of separation and loneliness are easy. The general economy was hit hard, and art took a back seat to the public. But you are not alone. All branches of art and culture struggle with this. This session discusses what networks and resources are available, what steps they have taken, and how they can engage or support their work. This session also encourages active participation. Be prepared to share your concerns, hesitations, and questions; your ideas and solutions; and how we as a field can work together to support each other and ensure success for all.
Niagara Cultural Association
The Niagara Cultural Coalition (CAN) is a partnership run by its members that places Niagara Province’s thriving arts and culture region as a regional asset and a place of visitor that is critical to the region’s economic success and quality of life.
CAN was founded in the mid-1980s, when cultural tourism was formed in the Niagara area. An early supporter of this important economic development strategy, CAN could soon become an important partnership for arts, culture and heritage organizations in the region to raise awareness of its areas and provide funding and support.
Today, CAN aims to raise awareness and expand partnerships among entrepreneurs, communities and civil society leaders in Niagara Falls and integrate the sector into the lives of its residents. ASI works closely with CAN to provide administrative support and guidance.
Great Buffalo Cultural Association
The mission of the Grand Buffalo Alliance (GBCA) is to use the combined resources of our cultural organizations to place art, culture and creativity as important assets of society and a priority area for public and private investment and participation. ASI works closely with GBCA to promote and promote advocacy efforts on behalf of Western New York arts and culture organizations.