CNY Arts, Inc.



CNY Arts advances our mission to promote, support, and celebrate arts and culture through various programs that enrich our lives and our communities. We serve the counties of Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego.

Dasher's Magical Gift

Dasher's Magical Gift

In December, hundreds of excited children visit the Crouse Hinds Theater for this original take on a holiday classic performed by the ballet dancers of Dance Centre North, under the direction of Larry Crabtree. 

On My Own Time Program

On My Own Time

The annual On My Own Time program is a business and arts partnership that has celebrated the creativity of Central New York workers since 1973.

On My Own Time launches in February of each year and closes with a grand finale exhibit and reception in October at Everson Museum of Art.

Arts Education Programs

Arts Education

CNY Arts' programs that focus on Arts Education. Programs include: Support for Teaching Artists Regional Training Program (STAR), Dasher's Magical Gift, and Arts in Higher Education Consortium, and the Young Artist Program. 

Innovation Group of CNY

 Innovation Group of CNY Arts

In an effort to support the artists and organizations involved in the rapidly developing Central New York film industry, IGCNYA was designated to administer a state-funded incentive program to attract filmmakers to the Central New York region.


CNY Arts Arts and Entertainment Districts

 Arts & Entertainment Districts

“Develop environments to make arts and cultural institutions more competitive and sustainable.”

CNY Arts will create five Arts & Entertainment Districts in the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) 5 cities in central New York.

CNY Arts Marketing ProgramCollaborative Marketing

CNY Arts manages a comprehensive, regional Collaborative Marketing Information System (CMIS) featuring an Events CalendarDirectory, and Blog. The CMIS is promoted throughout the region through an integrated marketing campaign.