Annual UCF Campaign
The United Cultural Fund (UCF) is an annual campaign, spearheaded by the Broome County Arts Council, to raise and distribute funds to artistic endeavors, county-wide.
Now in its 37th year, the UCF is a unique community resource whose recipients returned more than $4 million to Broome County’s economy, generated significant income for other businesses, and supported about 1,500 full, part-time and contracted jobs in 2019. Financial benefits are a two-way street – yet another reason for supporting the ARTS and the United Cultural Fund.
Recipients of UCF general operating support funding include Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Bundy Museum of History and Art, the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Endicott Performing Arts Center, Goodwill Theatre, LUMA, Roberson Museum & Science Center, and Tri-Cities Opera; and thirteen smaller project grants given to local artists and non-profit arts organizations in 2023.
Broome County Arts Council believes that a broad range of voices at all levels of our funded organizations, and diverse art forms representative of all backgrounds and experiences, are essential to driving authentic, inclusive, and sustainable community impact through the arts.
Goals of the United Cultural Fund include: to promote an environment where all artists from all backgrounds can find opportunity and can thrive, to help connect artists in our community with appreciative public audiences through events and engagements that enliven neighborhoods, to increase appreciation of our community’s many cultures, and to increase opportunities for participatory arts experiences.
BCAC’s 2023 United Cultural Fund Grant Awards
General Operating Support
2023 Project Grants
Binghamton Community Orchestra
Public concert “Far East to Near East, North to South”
Binghamton Downtown Singers
Spring Concert 2023- A Concert of Healing featuring Brahms’ Requiem and Forrest’s Requiem for the Living
Binghamton University Foundation
2023 Binghamton Poetry Project
Binghamton Theater Organ Society
Charlie Chaplin Double Feature with live organ music accompaniment with Dennis James
The Cazenovia Convention
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Much Ado in the Garden
Endwell Community Chorus
Bouncing Back Better After the Pandemic
Kopernik Society of Broome County
8th Exposure: A Screening of Art Films with Astronomical Images
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
The American Songbook: From Gershwin to Now!
Nanticoke Valley Historical Society of Maine, NY
Visions of Maine, NY 175 Years
Phelps Mansion Museum
Live Character Tour of the Phelps!
Vestal Museum and Coal House
Second Saturday Live Music Series