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 36th 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 2022.

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 2022 United Cultural Fund Grant Awards

General Operating Support

Binghamton Philharmonic logo
Endicott Performing Arts Center logo
Roberson logo
Tri Cities Opera logo
The Goodwill Theatre Inc logo

2022 Project Grants

Binghamton Community Orchestra
A public concert featuring the 2022 STMTA student concerto competition winner

Binghamton Downtown Singers
2022 Spring Concert featuring the Faure Requiem

Binghamton University Foundation
2022 Binghamton Poetry Project

Binghamton Theater Organ Society
Harold Lloyd in “Speedy” (1928)- Dennis James, organist

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Much Ado in the Garden

Center for Gender, Art, & Culture
Urban Farm Mural (Dept. of Public Art)

First Presbyterian Church
A Season of Hope

Jude McIntosh
Steward” Film

Kopernik Society of Broome County
7th Exposure: a screening of art films with astronomical images

The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
Ceremony and Celebration for Twelfth Night

Nanticoke Valley Historical Society of Maine, NY
Maine through the eyes of an artist- plein air- 2022

SRO Productions
Bridges of Madison County”

Vestal Museum and Coal House
Haudenosaunee Festival 2022