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April 15 is United Arts Appeal Grant Application Deadline

April 15 is United Arts Appeal Grant Application Deadline

Jamestown, NY – With an April 15 application deadline, Chautauqua County artists and organizations are reminded that now is the time to be preparing their applications for the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County’s Projects Pool Grants Program.

Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches and other community groups. 

An artist who has been a Chautauqua County resident for at least one year and works in any artistic discipline, including but not limited to crafts, choreography, film, fiction, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video, play writing, performance, music composition and photography, may apply for funding.  Priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate that a fellowship would have significant impact on their career.

Audubon Accepting 2017 Nature Photo Contest Entries

Audubon Accepting 2017 Nature Photo Contest Entries

Jamestown, NY – Entries have begun to arrive for Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2017 Nature Photography Contest.

Now in its seventh year, the competition is designed to encourage anyone who enjoys doing photography – from beginners to professionals – to enter their images for consideration.

“The Photo Contest helps us fulfill our mission of connecting people with nature in two ways,” said Audubon Photo Contest Coordinator Ruby Miller. “The photographer experiences nature while shooting pictures and the viewer becomes inspired to connect with nature when looking at the often stunning results.”

Prizes are awarded in four categories and two divisions. The Youth Division is for ages 8-18 or still in high school; Adult is 18 and over or post-high school.

United Arts Appeal Accepting Grant Applications

United Arts Appeal Accepting Grant Applications

Jamestown, NY – The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) is accepting applications from Chautauqua County artists and organizations for its 2017 Projects Pool Grants Program. 

As UAA president Shane Hawkins explained, “Every year a portion of the funds the United Arts Appeal raises is awarded to individual artists and artistic projects for the purpose of enhancing the cultural life of Chautauqua County.”  

Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches, and other community groups. 

An artist who has been a Chautauqua County resident for at least one year and works in any artistic discipline, including but not limited to crafts, dance, film, fiction, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video, play writing, performance, music composition and photography, may apply for a Projects Pool grant. Awards are based on creative excellence and are to be used for career development. 

Expanded GDI Hacks Powered by AT&T to Benefit Local Women & Minority Owned Businesses & Nonprofits

Expanded GDI Hacks Powered by AT&T to Benefit Local Women & Minority Owned Businesses & Nonprofits

The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It (GDI Buffalo) will once again host the region’s only all-women hackathon, GDI Hacks powered by AT&T, and has expanded it based on the popularity of last year’s event. The event, which will take place on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 8 am - 9 pm at the DIG Innovation Center, will be the second all-women hackathon in the region’s history and will expand the number of participants to 70 and double the number of businesses and nonprofits that can take part to 10. During the hackathon, teams of web developers, innovators, technologists, designers and marketing experts will be challenged to provide several area women and minority owned businesses or nonprofits with new or updated websites that they otherwise could not afford or have the expertise to do on their own.

Michael Wooten of WGRZ to Compete in the Suneel’s Light's Dancing With The Stars Themed Charity Gala

Michael Wooten of WGRZ to Compete in the Suneel’s Light's Dancing With The Stars Themed Charity Gala

 

The Suneel’s Light Foundation, a local non-profit dedicated to raising funds for research that will lead to the treatment and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), while increasing public awareness of the genetic disease, is proud to announce that the fourth annual Suneel’s Celebrity Gala will be held on October 29th, from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. in the elegant grand ballroom of Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. The “Dancing with the Stars” inspired event will feature six, well-known, local celebrities from across Western New York showcasing their dancing prowess in a head-to-head competition. Tickets for Suneel’s Celebrity Gala are $175 per person or $325 a couple.

The Queen City High School Game Jam Powered by AT&T to Provide Students a Hands on Experience

The Queen City High School Game Jam Powered by AT&T to Provide Students a Hands on Experience

The Buffalo Game Space, InfoTech WNY, WNY STEM Hub and AT&T have partnered to create The Queen City High School Game Jam Powered by AT&T, the region’s first high school game jam, offering a unique opportunity for local public high school students interested in learning what it takes to make a video game and gain a new technological skill for free.  This applied educational experience is designed to introduce and encourage more students to follow along a technology or STEM career path. The event will challenge teams of high school students from Hutchinson Central Technical High School, City Honors School, Computing Academy of Technology Sciences at Bennett, Leonardo da Vinci High School, Wellsville High School and an all-female team consisting of members of the year-long It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T coding program, to develop functional video games that have an overarching theme of social good.

Infinity and Southern Tier Brewing Company Team Up

Infinity and Southern Tier Brewing Company Team Up

Infinity and Southern Tier Brewing Company Team Up for

Top of the Tier Musical Showdown

 

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (August 5, 2016) – Southern Tier Brewing Company and Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc will be hosting the inaugural Top of the Tier Musical Showdown at Southern Tier Brewing Company on Sunday, August 14 from 12p.m. to 5p.m.

Ten (10) acts will compete for audience votes to be named Top of the Tier Champions and win prize packages from Southern Tier Brewing Company. Acts from throughout Chautauqua, Warren, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties were invited to register for this year’s event.