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

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

Project Grants

Alexander Griffin, DBA Dream Coordinator Productions
Feel the Flames: A Unique Theatrical Experience Featuring The Music of Metallica

Andru Bemis
Chenango Sessions

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

Doug Beardsley
Songs from Spoon River Anthology

Kopernik Society of Broome County
5th EXPOSURE: A Screening of Art Films with Astronomical Images

Michael Ricciardi
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

Safe Streets
NoMa Community Music Series

Southern Tier Singers’ Collective
Chant from the Convent of La Crocetta

SPARE Productions
Puffs

SRO Productions III
The Musical Dogfight

The Discovery Center
Engaging Diverse Local Artists and Area Residents in the Refurbishment of Blossom the Bull

Vestal Museum
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 information@broomearts.org. You can contribute to the current campaign by clicking the Donate Button below.