UCF Grants Awarded


On Monday, March 13, 2017, the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC), located at 81 State Street, Suite 501, Binghamton awarded $231,246 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants this year to 24 local arts organizations, community non-profits, and individual artists.     For 2017, UCF grants will help support the operations of 7 major arts organizations, as well as 17 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.

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 2017 Campaign raised a total of $277,255 85% of which is allocated to this year’s grant awards.  BCAC receives 15% for administration.  Read full list 2017 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 $12,200
Binghamton Philharmonic $55,000
Cider Mill Playhouse $12,200
Endicott Performing Arts Center $16,000
Goodwill Theater $12,200
Roberson Museum and Science Center $56,000
Tri-Cities Opera $52,000

Project Grants

• Binghamton Center for Writers $1,000
The Binghamton Poetry Project
• Binghamton Community Orchestra $690
STMTA Concerto Competition Winners Contest
• Binghamton Downtown Singers $1,000
Downtown Singers Spring Concert 2017
• Binghamton Youth Symphony $1,000
2017 Annual Spring Concert
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Binghamton $1,000
Exploring Documentary Photography: After School Program for Underserved Youth
• Brian Murphy $856
Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image
• Kopernik Society of Broome County $1,000
2nd EXPOSURE: a screening of art films with astronomical images
• Lori Dayton $1,000
• Nanticoke Valley Historical Society $500
The Gallery at Maine, NY
• Phelps Mansion Museum $1,000
Chamber Music at the Phelps
• Roberta Kolpakas $1,000
Installation | Music
• Scott Danzig $600
“The Restaurant”
• Southern Tier Solar Works $1,000
Light Up the Night: Solar Art Workshop
• SPARE Productions $600
“Legally Blonde: The Musical”
• SRO Productions III $1,000
“Avenue Q”
• Summer Savoyards $1,000
The Summer Savoyards Present – “The Sorcerer”
• Vestal Museum $1,000
Wildcat: The Great Vestal Train Wreck of 1901


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.