The IDEAS Collaborative (Initiative to Develop and Engage Audiences and Services) is a partnership between local funders, arts organizations, the Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau, and CNY Arts, created to strengthen arts, culture, heritage organizations and the creative community in Central New York through engagement strategies that will increase participation, identify new audiences and uncover opportunities for cooperative activities and resource sharing.
IDEAS was begun in 2010 by the Gifford Foundation, Central New York Community Foundation, Allyn Foundation, Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, John Ben Snow Foundation, and the Trust for Cultural Resources of Onondaga County, with support from the County of Onondaga.
IDEAS Collaborative Partners
IDEAS Collaborative is grounded in the belief that arts and culture are not separate from our community's overall health, but an ingegral part of it. A vital community that is engaged in all levels of creative enagement of the arts - from creation, to participation, to support - ensures growth in quality of life, economic opportunity, education, tourism and civic life.