BCAC awards 2015 United Cultural Fund grants

The Broome County Arts Council (BCAC),  has awarded $239,575 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants this year to 21 local arts organizations, community non-profits, and individual artists.  BCAC announced the funding at a March 12th news conference at its 5th floor gallery space at 81 State Street in downtown Binghamton.   2015 UCF grants will help support the operations of 7 major arts organizations, as well as 13 community non-profit and individual artist projects. Funded projects range from choral music to dance, classes to concerts, photography to printmaking, theatre productions to poetry and film festivals.  UCF grants are supported by contributions from local foundations, corporations, businesses, individuals, and by the Broome County government.  The 2015 Campaign raised a total of $282,953, of which 85% is allocated to  grant awards.  BCAC receives 15% for administration.

BCAC’s UNITED CULTURAL FUND GRANT AWARDS 2015

General Operating Support:

Art Mission & Theater..…………………………..$ 12,700

Binghamton Philharmonic.……………………… $ 54,193

Cider Mill Playhouse…………………………… .$ 10,000

Endicott Performing Arts Center.……………… ..$ 22,993

Goodwill Theatre, Inc…………………………… $ 8,000

Roberson Museum & Science Center.……………$ 58,500

Tri-Cities Opera. …………………………………$ 60,400

Project Grants:

Binghamton Center for Writers …………………. $ 1,000

           “The Binghamton Poetry Project” Community Workshops.

 

Binghamton Downtown Singers………………….$ 1,000

“Downtown Singers Spring Concert 2015”

 

Binghamton Youth Symphony…… ……………….$ 1,000

          “Annual Spring Concert 2015”

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Binghamton..………………     $1,000

           “After School Digital Photography Workshops for

                       Underserved Youth”

 

Brian Murphy, filmmaker….…….…………………$1,000

           “Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image”

 

First Ward Action Council, Inc….……..……………$1,000

          “Art for the Aging IV: Celebrate Seniors”

 

Mario Moroni………………………………………..$   900

“Crossroads: The 4th Binghamton International

                        Poetry Festival”

 

Mary L. Wilcox Memorial Library…………………$   489

“Cereal Box Collage Workshop with Michael Albert”

 

Phelps Mansion Museum……………………………$1,000

           “Chamber Music at the Phelps” Concert Series

 

SPARE Productions…………………………………$   500

2015 Summer Production of “Into the Woods”

 

SRO Productions III…………………………………$1,000

           Production of the Musical “The Last 5 Years”

 

Tina-Christina Price…………………………………$1,000

“DanceAbility” Performance Series

 

Vestal Museum………………………………………$1,000

Vestal Museum Summer Bluegrass Concert Series

 

Windsor Whip Works Art Center, Inc……………….$1,000

Printmaking Fine Arts Program

Established to sustain the arts in Broome County, the UCF is the only active, locally-funded, combined campaign for the arts in south-central New York, and one of only 7 such programs in New York state. Major donors who invested in BCAC’s campaign for UCF 2015 include the Hoyt Foundation, Broome County government, Decker Foundation, Gaffney Foundation, M & T Bank, IBM, The Akel Family, Excellus Health Plan, Security Mutual, Gene and Judy Peckham, NBT Bank, Columbian Financial Group, Sentry Alarms, and a host of of other business and individuals.  Last year, UCF grantees collectively returned more than $4 million dollars to Broome County’s economy.   For more information, call 607-723-4620, e-mail sball@broomearts.org or visit BroomeArts.org.

 

 

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