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.