UCF Grants Awarded 2018-10-29T19:53:46+00:00

UCF Grants Awarded

BCAC Announces $222,698 in Grants for 2018

The Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) is awarding $222,698 in United Cultural Funds (UCF) grants this year to 19 local arts organizations, community non-profits, and individual artists. For 2018, UCF grants will help support the operations of 5 major arts organizations, as well as 14 community non-profit and individual artist projects. Funded projects range from poetry to art exhibits, choral concerts to preservation of historic art, photography to musicals, and original theater productions to film festivals.

Major donors, 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, the Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York, BGM Foundation, Tyrone Muse, Lyubov and Dorollo Nixon, Jr., Columbian Financial Group, NBT Bank, and other local businesses and individuals who believe in the value of arts investment. Read full list 2018 UCF Donors.

The 2018 Campaign raised a total of $268,774, 85% of which is allocated to this year’s grant awards. BCAC receives 15% for administration. Last year, UCF grantees collectively returned more than $4 million dollars to Broome County’s economy. Since 1987, the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund has distributed $10,207,020 to the Arts in Broome County, serving over 100,000 residents!

BCAC’s 2018 United Cultural Fund Grant Awards

General Operating Support

Project Grants

Binghamton Center for Writers
The Binghamton Poetry Project

Binghamton Community Orchestra
STMTA Concerto Competition Winners Contest

Binghamton Downtown Singers
Downtown Singers Spring Concert 2018

Binghamton Theater Organ Society
Pop Pipes: Waltzes, Tangos, and Marches

Binghamton Youth Symphony
2018 Season Annual Spring Concert

Cooperative Extensions Association in the State of New York – Broome County
Much Ado in the Garden

Kopernik Society of Broome County
3rd EXPOSURE: a screening of art films with astronomical images

Nanticoke Valley Historical Society
The 1938 Federal Art Project in NYC Commissioned Paintings of J.Ralph Ingalls School, Maine, NY

Phelps Mansion Museum
Chamber Music at the Phelps

Scott Danzig
Original Film Production “Success”

SPARE Productions
Inherit the Wind

SRO Productions III
Titanic, The Musical

Summer Savoyards
The Summer Savoyards Present: ‘The Pirates of Penzance

Vestal Museum
The People Who Create A Place – Vestal’s Personality

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 30th year, the UCF is a unique community resource whose recipients last year 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 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.