CNY Arts, Inc.


Grant Recipients

Nonprofit & For-profit Agencies



Breadcrumbs Productions, Inc. 
SALTland: A new performance arts festival in the city of Syracuse launching in the spring of 2023.
727 Entertainment Party In The Square 2022 - 8 week summer concert series.
CNY Jazz A live public concert and recording session by the CNY Jazz Orchestra with NEA Jazz Master David Liebman performing “Conflict – Peace & War”, a multi-movement suite composed by Music Director Bret Zvacek, for international release and distribution.
Discovery Center of Science & Technology (MoST) Funding helps the MOST return to pre-pandemic staffing and programming levels.
Erie Canal Museum To support personnel expenses for the Erie Canal Museum's full time staff.
Jubilee Homes of Syracuse Inc. Inaugural Bakers Expo, to support the culinary arts, workforce, and small business development. Participants in the Urban Delights program will experience the art of bakery. The Small Business Development program will provide a unique opportunity to organize the Bakers Expo, an exhibition that will promote and generate new business for industry participants.
Musical Associates of Central New York Inc. Symphoria - Audience Development through Inclusion: To support four Symphoria concerts designed to build relationships with Syracuse’s communities of color and to celebrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in our community. Relationship-building with Syracuse's Black community will be emphasized.
Pride Community Center of CNY CNY Pride Festival Entertainment 2022.
Redhouse Arts Center Sustaining Redhouse shows and community programming in the heart of Syracuse.
Society for New Music JUST IMAGINE - Creating Music Side-by-Side: To support professional musicians rehearsing and performing with SCSD ensembles, especially those who have worked with a composer to create a work together and perform the PREMIERE.
Syracuse Theatre Corporation To support the general operations of Syracuse Stage, including but not limited to retaining staff, engaging guest artists, providing education programs, community engagement activities, and productions.
Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre The Landmark Theatre will use grant funds for personnel expenses incurred following the expiration of the Shuttered Venue Operating grant funds. Grant funds will allow the Landmark to remain fully staffed while attendance numbers are depressed due to reluctance to return due to the presence of COVID in the community.
Syracuse City Ballet Community Outreach Programming: To support Syracuse City Ballet's community outreach and arts education initiatives for children in the city of Syracuse.
Syracuse Community Choir To support the staffing of a Managing Director and Public Relations/Marketing staff.
Syracuse International Film Festival To support the Syracuse International Film Festival for 2022 via travel, meals, and accommodations for filmmakers, administrative and marketing costs, technical support, and rental space. SIFF is devoted to showing films that would not be seen anywhere else and its an opportunity for filmmakers to network, connect, and receive mentorship.
Syracuse Opera To support the employment of a full complement of artists returning to a complete Syracuse Opera season featuring multiple productions highlighting traditional favorites, recent operatic works, and works highlighting topics of inclusivity.
Syracuse Vocal Ensemble Fall-Winter concerts 2022: To support 4 total performances, two concert programs to be presented in October and next January.
Community Folk Art Center To support the Community Folk Art Center's public outreach, we are requesting funding to outsource marketing outreach initiatives, grant writing and development support, the hiring of teaching artists, and public programming fees that align with our growing Creative Arts Academy and future day programming centered toward retirees and veterans.
ARTRage Gallery Promoting ArtRage Gallery's 15th Exhibition Season - 2022-2023 - To support increased local media marketing for ArtRage Gallery's 15th exhibition season.
The Westcott To support The Westcott in covering rent, utilities and talent fees.
Vibrant Syracuse Spaces To provide more resources and opportunities for artists both in house and regionally via access to equipment, work space, promotional opportunities via a website, workshops, regular opportunities to share their work in public events and lastly, “place-making” efforts to boost morale of tenants, other artists and the public.
Wacheva Cultural Arts To support Wacheva Cultural Arts at regaining a performance space for African dance and drumming instruction in Syracuse which was lost due to the economic impact of COVID-19. To support the rebuilding of community performance and drumming education programs and support professional artists.
Wildflowers Armory To support The Mobile Museum SYR a tool that allows local artists and art organizations to host exhibits and activities that can pop up anywhere! This modular set of moveable walls can transform any space inside or out into an open-air museum and will be available to all for renting.

Individual Artists

Blondean Young

Carrie Valenzuela

Ellen Blalock

Jaleel Campbell

Jordan Westfall

Kathryn Fathers