By Barb Van Atta The Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) is awarding $231,246 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants for 2017. General operating grants will help support operations of seven major arts organizations. Seventeen project grants will support projects by community non-profits and individual artists. The recipients were to be honored at a press conference Tuesday (March 14), followed by a “Pi Day” celebration and fund-raising event at the Water Street Brewing Co. in downtown Binghamton. The press conference has been canceled due to the impending blizzard, but...Read more
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By Barb Van Atta At a news conference today (March 16), the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) awarded $232,815 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants to 22 local arts organizations, community non-profits and individual artists. UCF monies will help provide general operating support for seven major arts organizations in the community and will fund 15 specific projects ranging from classes to concerts to film festivals, said BCAC Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis. (more…)...Read more
BC ARTS COUNCIL AWARDS $233,000 IN 2014 UCF GRANTSThe Broome County Arts Council (BCAC), located at 81 State Street, Stephens Square Bldg Suite 501, Binghamton announced United Cultural Fund (UCF) Grants for 2014 of more than $233,000, during a Wednesday morning news conference. Grants went to sixteen arts and cultural non-profit organizations and 4 individual artists, including a composer, a playwright, a muralist and a filmmaker. UCF grants are supported by contributions to BCAC’s annual UCF Campaign. Major investors include the Hoyt Foundation, the Broome...
By Barb Van Atta Tomorrow (March 13), Broome County Arts Council Board Chairman Fred Xlander and Executive Director Sharon Ball will announce the awarding of more than $228,000 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants for 2013. Seven arts and cultural organizations will share in $210,428 in UCF general operating support grants. Project grants totaling another $18,298 will be shared by 14 organizations and individual artists. The announcement will come at a 10:30 a.m. press conference in the offices of the arts council (BCAC), 81 State St., Suite...Read more
Reviewed by George Basler In the midst of big-budget summer blockbusters flooding local multiplexes, a small but important film has opened at the Art Mission & Theater in downtown Binghamton. Bully, directed by Lee Hirsch, is a documentary that focuses on schoolyard persecution and its impact on students and their families. While some may consider sitting through a documentary as a far-from-entertaining way to spend a Sunday afternoon, I found Bully anything but bland. It's extraordinarily compelling as it tackles a topic that has been much in the news.
Local filmmaker Nat Bouman was the lensman for a new indie film that received a great review in today's (Jan. 6, 2012) New York Times. Nat is mentioned in this Times article about the film "Co-dependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same". Nat is a member of the ART Mission & Theater and was born and raised in nearby Brackney, Pa., where he lives with his wife, Katherine Bouman, and their daughter, Harper. Nat entered the film and television industry as a...Read more