UCF Grants Awarded
BCAC Announces $225,225 in Grants for 2020
The Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) is awarding $225,225 in United Cultural Funds (UCF) grants this year to 30 local arts organizations, community non-profits, and individual artists. For 2020, UCF grants will help support the operations of 6 major arts organizations, as well as 24 community non-profit and individual artist projects. Funded projects range from small stage theater productions to large community events, poetry writing to art restoration, musicals to community art and original theater productions and film.
Major donors, advocates, benefactors, and patrons whose charitable gifts help make UCF grants possible, include the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Broome County Government, the Dr. G. Clifford & Florence B. Decker Foundation, the Miller S. & Adelaide S. Gaffney Foundation, the IBM Corporation, BGM Foundation, Lyubov and Dorollo Nixon, Jr., the Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York, Tyrone & Crystal Muse, Eugene & Judith Peckham, NBT Bank, Donald Boros, Columbian Financial Group, and other local businesses and individuals who believe in the value of arts investment.
The 2020 Campaign raised a total of $271,134, 15% of which is reserved for Broome County Arts Council’s general operations & programming. The remainder, a total of $225,225, is dispersed among GOS and Project grant recipients.
Last year, UCF grantees collectively returned more than $3 million dollars to Broome County’s economy. Since 1987, the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund has distributed over $11 million to the Arts in Broome County, serving over 100,000 residents!
BCAC’s 2020 United Cultural Fund Grant Awards
General Operating Support
Alexander Griffin, DBA Dream Coordinator Productions
Feel the Flames: A Unique Theatrical Experience Featuring The Music of Metallica
Binghamton Downtown Singers
2020 Spring Concert featuring the Faure Requiem
Binghamton Theater Organ Society
Pop Pipes: Women
Binghamton University Foundation
Binghamton Center for Writers; The Binghamton Poetry Project
Binghamton Youth Symphony
2020 Season Annual Spring Concert
Bundy Museum of History and Art
Free Art Lessons for Children in the Community
Cooperative Extensions Association in the State of New York – Broome County
Much Ado in the Garden
Songs from Spoon River Anthology
Kopernik Society of Broome County
5th EXPOSURE: A Screening of Art Films with Astronomical Images
Love You To The Moon
Nanticoke Valley Historical Society of Maine
Plein Air Art Event Maine, NY 2020
Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
The Beethoven Circle: Choral Works of Beethoven, His Teachers and Contemporaries
Phelps Mansion Museum
Chamber Music at the Phelps
NoMa Community Music Series
Southern Tier Singers’ Collective
Chant from the Convent of La Crocetta
SRO Productions III
The Musical Dogfight
The Discovery Center
Engaging Diverse Local Artists and Area Residents in the Refurbishment of Blossom the Bull
Important Regional Women and Their Contribution to History
Broome County is one of only 5 communities in the State of New York, and 44 nationwide, with an active combined campaign for the arts. Now in its 31st year, the UCF is a unique community resource whose recipients last year returned more than $3 million to Broome County’s economy, generated significant income for other businesses, and supported about 1,200 full, part-time and contract jobs. For more information, call the Broome County Arts Council 607-723-4620 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can contribute to the current campaign by clicking the Donate Button below.