About the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester is a nonprofit corporation and industry association serving arts, culture, and heritage in our region. Our membership includes a diverse range of artists, arts organizations, businesses, and basic contributing members who make our programs and services possible.
We strengthen and promote the creative sector through special initiatives, grant programs, and member services—see premium individual and organization levels of Membership.
Calendar of Regional Events
An online hub for reading and linking to thousands of arts, cultural, and heritage events posted by our members. (Generously funded by Rochester Area Community Foundation, and a resource for WXXI radio announcements.)
Community Arts Awards
Honoring individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the arts.
Purchase Tickets or Sponsor the Event—June 18, 2015—Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Community Arts Grants -2015
Decentralization Grants – Funding for community arts projects in Monroe County, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. $61,600 in "DEC" grants have been awarded in 2015.
Capacity Building Grants – Funding for nonprofit cultural organizations in an 8-County Region, supported by Rochester Area Community Foundation. $33,000 in CB grants were awarded in 2015.
Periodic e-blasts (reaching over 3,000 subscribers) with announcements of interest to members and supporters.
Gallery 384 at 384 East Avenue
Member exhibitions, artist talks, and special programming in the heart of the arts and entertainment districts. A collaboration with East Avenue Inn & Suites.
Legal Assistance Program
Access for eligible members to pro bono legal assistance with issues such as copyright, nonprofit incorporation, and contracts.
A searchable artist directory and an arts organization directory organized by discipline, with overviews and contact information.
Fee-based mailing services (up to 1,000 pieces) and e-mail campaigns (reaching over 3,000 subscribers). Design services for marketing pages. Nonmember surcharges apply.
Workshops and Technical Assistance
April 2, 2015—The Office of Senator Gillibrand's Arts and Cultural Grants Workshop, at St. John Fisher College. Periodic seminars and guest presentations on topics including grants and business services for artists and nonprofits.