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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 subscribers include a diverse range of artists, arts organizations, businesses, and basic contributing subscribers who make our programs and services possible. We strengthen and promote the creative sector through special initiatives, grant programs, and subscriber services—see premium individual and organization levels of Subscription.

Calendar of Regional Events
An online hub for reading and linking to thousands of arts, cultural, and heritage events posted by our subscribers. (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.
June 18, 2015—Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Community Arts Grants -2016
Capacity Building Grants – Funding for nonprofit cultural organizations in an 8-County Region, supported by Rochester Area Community Foundation. $25,000 in CB grants were awarded in 2016.

E-News (subscribe)
Periodic e-blasts (reaching over 3,000 subscribers) with announcements of interest to subscribers and supporters.

Gallery 384 at 384 East Avenue
Subscriber 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 subscribers to pro bono legal assistance with issues such as copyright, nonprofit incorporation, and contracts.

Subscriber Directories
A searchable artist directory and an arts organization directory organized by discipline, with overviews and contact information.

Workshops and Technical Assistance
Periodic seminars and guest presentations on topics including grants and business services for artists and nonprofits.


The programs and services of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
31 Prince Street
Rochester NY 14607
(585) 473-4000