Arts and Culture

arts and culture, one of four important initiatives of the community foundation for greater buffalo.Goal: Promote regional vibrancy through architecture, arts and culture

From musical and theatrical performances spanning genres to art programs, writing workshops and historical societies, the arts are woven into the fabric of Western New York. The Community Foundation is focused on promoting regional vibrancy through architecture, arts and culture. Residents and visitors alike benefit from the arts and culture sector, and it plays an important role in a thriving and vibrant Western New York regional economy.

Sustaining and strengthening our significant cultural assets will stimulate a powerful economic engine that positively impacts the quality of life in Western New York on multiple levels. By building capacity and encourage collaboration in the arts and culture sector, we are strengthening our community for future generations.

Supporting Community Initiative

As one of four community goals, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is committed to strengthening the region as a center for architecture, arts and culture. 

Fund for the Arts

The Community Foundation administers a funders collaborative of public, private, family and corporate foundations. It assesses the needs of our arts community, promotes collaboration and strengthens the sector.

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Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Arts & Culture Initiative

In December 2021, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a $100 million commitment to transform the financial strength and long-term viability of Western New York’s arts and culture community

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