CNY Arts, Inc.


CNY Arts Virtual Community Listening Sessions

CNY Arts Virtual Listening Sessions 2021

We need to hear from artists and organizations from around Central New York especially of those who might not know us too well. 

We are holding a series of one-hour virtual listening sessions with local organizations, community leaders, arts businesses, and artists from Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.

After the sessions, we intend to develop short-term and long-term strategies to help CNY Arts deliver an inclusive, accessible, and impactful grantmaking process that aligns with the artistic goals of artists and organizations from 2022 and beyond.

Your input will also help CNY Arts report back to NYSCA (the New York State Council on the Arts) with feedback-supported research that could impact the DEC re-grant process.

If you are interested in sharing your views with us, please sign up for the virtual Listening Tour through this form!

Below are following dates:

  • 11 am Wednesday, April 14
  • 5 pm Wednesday, April 14
  • 11 am Tuesday, April 20
  • 6 pm Tuesday, April 20
  • 11 am Wednesday, April 21
  • 5 pm Wednesday, April 21
  • 11 am Tuesday, April 27
  • 6 pm Tuesday, April 27
  • 11 am Wednesday, April 28
  • 6 pm Wednesday, April 28

A professional facilitator will be present and help us focus the discussion around potential topics like:

  • What does the definition of an artist mean to you?

  • How frequently do you visit the CNY Arts website or our social media? Are you looking to CNY Arts for resources, tools, and grant funding?

  • Which Community Ambassadors do you look to for information?

  • What are your thoughts on arts literacy and financial literacy in the arts?

  • How would a mentor impact the grant application process?

  • How many hours do you dedicate to grant writing per week, month, or year? 

  • How do you regard visibility in the grant recipients and the overall leadership at CNY Arts?

  • How can CNY Arts be a better resource? What are we missing?