UCF Grants Awarded


On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC), located at 81 State Street, Suite 501, Binghamton awarded $232,815 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants this year to 22 local arts organizations, community non-profits, and individual artists.   BCAC announced the funding at a10:30am news conference today.  For 2016, UCF grants will help support the operations of 7 major arts organizations, as well as 15 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.

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Recipients of 2016 United Cultural Fund Grants

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 2016 include the Hoyt Foundation, Broome County government, Decker Foundation, Gaffney Foundation, M & T Bank, IBM, other local businesses and corporations, and a host of individuals.   The 2016 Campaign raised a total of $278,459 85% of which is allocated to this year’s grant awards.  BCAC receives 15% for administration.  Read full list 2016 UCF Donors.  Last year, UCF grantees collectively returned more than $4.6 million dollars to Broome County’s economy.


General Operating Support

ART Mission & Theater                                           $12,000
Binghamton Philharmonic                                     $52,000
Cider Mill Playhouse                                                $11,500
Endicott Performing Arts Center                        $20,000
Goodwill Theater                                                      $10,000
Roberson Museum & Science Center              $56,000
Tri-Cities Opera                                                         $56,000

Project Grants

• Binghamton Center for Writers                         $1,000
The Binghamton Poetry Project

• Binghamton Community Orchestra                 $1,000
STMTA Concerto Competition Winners Contest

• Binghamton Downtown Singers                       $1,000
Downtown Singers Spring Concert 2016

• Binghamton Youth Symphony                           $1,000
Annual Spring Concert

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Binghamton                    $1,000
Exploring Careers in Photography: After School Program for Underserved Youth

• Brian Murphy                                                               $900
Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image

• Deposit Performing Arts Center                       $1,000
Danceability – Tina Christina-Price and Rik Daniels

• Kopernik Society of Broome County                   $500
EXPOSURE: a screening of art films with astronomical images

• Madrigal Choir of Binghamton                               $900
“Tanzen und Singen: Music in Motion”

• Phelps Mansion Museum                                    $1,000
Chamber Music Series at the Phelps

• Preservation Association of the Southern Tier $900
Everyone Has a Hometown

• SPARE Productions                                                     $600
SPARE Productions presents “Letter Writing”

• SRO Productions III                                                 $1,000
SRO Productions Presents: “Evita”

• Vestal Museum                                                       $1,000
Musical Memories Series

• Windsor Whip Works Art Center                      $1,000
Ceramic Sculpture & Pottery Workshop


Broome County is one of only 7 communities in the State of New York with an active combined campaign for the arts. Now in its 28th year, the UCF is a unique community resource whose recipients last year returned more than $4 million to Broome County’s economy, generated significant income for other businesses, and supported about 1,500 full, part-time and contract jobs. For more information, call the Broome County Arts Council 607-723-4620 or e-mail information@broomearts.org. You can contribute to the current campaign by clicking the Donate Button below.