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Arts consultancy becomes nonprofit, launches space for creatives (access required)

21st Century Arts Inc., a local arts consultancy headed by Rachel DeGuzman, has become a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), and next month will launch the Black House, a space committed to physical and virtual arts centering on Black American contemporary culture ...

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Chamber music ensemble awarded prestigious grant (access required)

Rochester’s chamber music ensemble fivebyfive has been awarded one of 15 grants distributed nationwide by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program. Nearly 200 projects were considered as part of the competitive grant process. The grant will enable fivebyfive to ...

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Chambers of commerce seeking additional funding for arts and humanities (access required)

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is seeking additional funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for nonprofits that serve the arts and humanities. Members of ACCE include the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Inc. ...

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Visit Rochester promotes ‘Rediscover Rochester’ (access required)

Visit Rochester is encouraging local residents to stay local and be tourists in their own town. The official tourism promotion agency for Monroe County wants Rochesterians to “rediscover Rochester” as more businesses continue to open. The Rediscover Rochester initiative is ...

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No Jazz Festival for 2020; producers set sights on 2021 (access required)

After postponing the event once and holding out hope for months that the coronavirus pandemic would wane, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival have been forced to cancel the annual celebration of music. “This is the decision we ...

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Two local organizations awarded humanities grants (access required)

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded more than $2.3 million statewide to support local cultural nonprofits and educational programming, including more than $200,000 in awards to two area organizations. “Nonprofits and cultural organizations are critical parts of ...

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Birnbaum bringing drive-in movies to Henrietta (access required)

A pop-up drive-in theater is coming to Henrietta. Birnbaum Properties is usually focused on creating office, mixed-use or flex space within the commercial real estate marketplace. But president and CEO Bernard Birnbaum, together with Dr. Joshua Weitz, has ventured into ...

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Fringe Festival goes virtual (access required)

KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival organizers have reimagined the event, held each year in September. The ninth annual event will take place from Sept. 15 through Sept. 26, but major changes are required in order to address public health and safety ...

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Ontario County tourism, hospitality industry has new source for reopening

The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection has produced an online Digital Recovery Toolkit to help small businesses understand and put in place the reopening guidelines for the economy. The Toolkit was designed as a resource center for the tourism industry to ...

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