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 contributors. Our mission is to advocate for arts & culture throughout our region. Our vision is to connect and promote the Arts through collaboration, communication, education, and innovation—see premium individual and organization levels of Subscription.
Calendar of Regional Events~online hub for thousands of events
Subscribers can post an unlimited number of cultural events to the calendar at ArtsRochester.org. The calendar is generously funded by Rochester Area Community Foundation and is a resource for WXXI radio announcements.
As part of an organized effort in Rochester to encourage collaboration between non-profit, university, and commercial art venues... The council's participation in First Fridays is our way of inviting subscribers to the council offices on the first Friday of each month to view subscriber exhibits and meet the artists.
Legal Assistance Program
Subscribers can access pro bono legal assistance for arts-related issues from area law firms. This longstanding program is availabe to budget-eligible nonprofit organizations and income-eligible individuals, subject to case-by-case availability of a volunteer attorney from a participating firm.
The subscriber directories at ArtsRochester .org are excellent community resources and referral tools. Artists can be listed in up to five disciplinary catergories, with contact information, links, descriptions of their work and experience, and a profile image. Organizations are listed in nine categories.
Subscribers can purchase mailing services such as e-mail campaigns reaching thousands of arts and cultural subscribers, on a per-project fee basis, without incurring nonsubscriber surcharges.
Workshops and Technical Assistance
Subscribers are offered free and low-cost professional development training and seminars on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, arts-related legal issues, grant writing, and nonprofit finance.