Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis will be leaving the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) as of July 28. Knochen-Davis told the arts council board of directors that she is facing some family obligations that require her complete attention. "I am disappointed not to be able to continue in my position as I was looking forward to a long relationship with the BCAC," said Knochen-Davis, who became executive director in January 2016. Since February, the BCAC has been developing an organizational strategic plan. Board President Susan Appe, Ph.D., said...Read more
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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
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
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...Read more
By Barb Van Atta The Broome County Arts Council’s Heart of the Arts awards returned today (Sept. 4) with tributes to four members of the local cultural community. Honorees were announced at a 10:30 a.m. press conference at the BCAC offices in downtown Binghamton, hosted by arts council executive director Sharon Ball and BCAC board president Jim Rollo. They are:Read more
• HOTA Lifetime Achievement Award -- Albert Hamme, jazz musician and educator; • Heart of the Arts Award – Judy Berry, soprano and former marketing director...
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...
Written by BCAC President, James J. Rollo, and printed in the Press & Sun-Bulletin, Sunday October 20, 2013. Are you tired of reading studies that depict our community as a laggard economically and a leader in pessimism? Have you heard enough talk about the way things used to be? We can choose to reject the negative characterizations. We can stop living in the past. We can choose to embrace a future vision of our great community as an even better place to live. We can...Read more