CNY Arts, Inc.




CNY Arts stands in solidarity with our black community.

We are outraged and heartbroken over the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and all those who have been killed in brutal acts of racism. We support those who are protesting the cycle of racial violence and injustice. 

Each of us at CNY Arts condemns racism in all its forms. As the regional arts council in Central New York, we hold diversity and inclusivity in our creative communities as a fundamental value. 

We believe that art and creative expression can bring about long lasting change. Art can inspire empathy and understanding. Art creates spaces where voices can be truly heard. Art can bring our communities together so we can begin the healing process.

Through our work, we will continue to amplify the voices of our black and brown artists. We will listen to and hold space for artists of color and all of our diverse community. 

As the fight for justice and equality continues, we hear YOU, we see YOU, and we stand with YOU. Your voices matter, your stories matter, your ART matters.


Over 60 Years of Promoting, Celebrating and Supporting
Arts & Culture throughout Central New York