CRC Newsletter

August  2012  
2013 NYSCA Decentralization
Now Hiring: Regrants Manager
Economic Impact of the Arts
New Board Member: George Nardone
A Message from Mark Nerenhausen
The Adventures of Rudolph
On My Own Time Update


 Cherries in Abstract

Betty Malheiro

Computer Art


Nineteen exhibits of visual art created by employees of Central New York companies were held this past May and June at company sites in Onondaga and Oswego counties. There was an impressive display of individuality, talent, and range of mediums displayed in all of the exhibits! Our volunteer judges had the difficult task of selecting which pieces would become part of the "grand finale" On My Own Time exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art in October. A well-deserved thank you to this year's judges:

Arlene Abend
MaryJo Barnello
Karen Convertino
Bill Delavan
Tamara DeMartino
Tom Duffy
Amy Goodall-Ayres
Kimberly Griffiths
Melissa Morgan
Jen Peiffer
Gloria Romeo
Emmanuel Vaucher
Andrea Woodbury
For more information about On My Own Time, including a complete list of sponsors and participating organizations, click here.
Study of arts and cultural organizations shows $133 million in activity in Onondaga County

By Melinda Johnson
Syracuse Post Standard

A year-long survey of the economic impact of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Onondaga County finds they spur more than $130 million economic activity per year and provide the equivalent of more than 5,000 jobs.

Do you know about our CNY Arts Directory? 

Links to Arts and Culture Resources in CNY, including:
Art Classes and Workshops, Comedy, Dance, Film and Video, Lecture, Music, Opera, Public Art, Reading, Theater, Visual Arts, Festivals and Annual Events, Other Resources and Initiatives, and Studio Spaces

Visit the
Directory HERE.

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Cultural Resources Council is supported by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency,

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2013 NYSCA Decentralization Grants are Available! 


nysca logo white bkgd Community Arts Grants (DEC), art$TART Grants (Arts Education), and Individual Artist Commissions are now available for eligible individuals and organizations across Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.

Learn more about these granting opportunities, including changes to the 2013 guidelines, at one of the following informational seminars:  


Monday, August 13, 6pm
Rome Art & Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield Road, Rome

Tuesday, August 14, 7pm
Arts Engage, 124 West Jefferson St, Syracuse

Tuesday, August 21, 6pm
Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad Street, Oneida

Tuesday, August 28, 7pm
SUNY Cortland Beard Gallery, 9 Main Street, Cortland

Wednesday, August 29, 7pm
Herkimer County Community College, 100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer


Detailed information, guidelines, and applications can be found at

Decentralization grants are made possible with public funds through the State and Local Partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Position Available! Regrants Manager / DEC Coordinator
Location: Syracuse, NY
Date Posted: July 31
CRC is searching for qualified candidates to fill the position of Regrants Manager / DEC Coordinator. The Regrants Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining multiple regranting programs across a sic-county service area with an evolving cultural plan.
A detailed job description can be found here. Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to Director of Operations Mike Intaglietta at or by USPS to CNY Arts / 421 Montgomery St. - 11th Floor / Syracuse, NY  13202
Deadline for application is Friday, August 17, 2012 at 5pm.


National Study Quantifies Economic Impact of the Arts

As studied by Le Moyne College, the direct economic impact of the arts and cultural organizations in the greater Syracuse area is nearly $134 million annually, according to a recent survey conducted as part of the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, a project of the national organization Americans for the Arts.

According to the survey, this impact - broken down to $33.9 million by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and an additional $99.5 million in event-related spending by their audiences - supports 5,117 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $110.4 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $20.1 million in local and state government revenue to the greater Syracuse area.
The full report can be found here.


New Board Member: George Nardone


The Board of the Cultural Resources Council is happy to announce the addition of another new board member, Mr. George C. Nardone, ChFC. George is a Registered Representative associated with Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc., a FINRA member firm.  Prior to joining Diversified Capital Management, LLC, he worked with local trust and asset management organizations. George has over 20 years of experience in portfolio management and small business planning, and specializes in retirement and estate planning for business owners and entrepreneurs, non-for profits and individuals.

A Message from Mark Nerenhausen
Founder of the Janklow Arts Leadership Program:

The Janklow Arts Leadership Program welcomed its inaugural class in July. They are a group of bright, energetic, enthusiastic students from variety of backgrounds linked by a common interest in the arts and a commitment to making the arts an important part of our communities. The students have already launched into a busy schedule of classes and guest lectures including a conversation with Dan Wakin of the New York Times who was presented in a special lecture in collaboration with the Goldring Program. (see student profiles on our website)

As a professional program, connections with our professional colleagues are a critical component of the program's success and our students' education. We are also honored to also welcome the inaugural members of our industry leadership council which represent some of the nation's leading arts organizations including the visual and the performing arts and the for profit and not-for-profit sectors.

I also want to thank the CRC and the Syracuse Arts community for giving the students a warm welcome at a reception held in their honor during the first week of classes. The Janklow students are presented with a rare opportunity for meaningful involvement in the local arts community, involvement that gives them first-hand experience and makes this program more than an academic exercise.


Reserve Your Tickets toRudolph logo

The Adventures of Rudolph

Now for Early Bird Pricing


Dear Educator,
Reserve your tickets now for The Cultural Resources Council's annual narrated holiday ballet, The Adventures of Rudolph, directed by Deborah Boughton and performed by students of Dance Centre North at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, December 5, 6, & 7, 2012. 
Early Bird pricing is available for school performance orders placed now through September 28! 
Click here for more details and an Order Form or call Jon Wilson at the CRC office at (315) 435-2126. 
Join us for this heartwarming holiday tradition and find out if Rudolph and Santa's elves can save Christmas from evil Witch Winter Grey once again!
Liv Rudolph 09 

Opportunity Listings

Calls for Artists / Auditions

Call for Artisans and Crafters
The Rescue Mission is seeking artisans and crafters to join in the celebration of our Block Party on Saturday, September 15th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.  We expect 5,000 people to attend this free community celebration and family day of barbecue, music, games, activities, artisans and tours of the Mission Campus.  Register today at, cost is $25 and includes a table and two chairs.


Call for Musicians
The Rescue Mission is seeking strolling musicians to perform at Mission Alfresco, a DIY dining event being held on Friday, September 14 from 6:00p-9:00p. The location of the event is a public space in Syracuse, but will be kept secret until 4:00p the day of. We expect 1,000 people to attend this exciting outdoor dining experience that will prove to be the event sensation of the year. To learn more, go to All interested parties should contact Dawn Schmidt at
The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center at Onondaga Community College is currently accepting submissions for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons through October 1, 2012. Please click here to download the request for proposal or click here to visit the website.
Open Call for Artists - Exhibit Opportunity
Westcott Community Art Gallery

Art Studios available at the Gear Factory


The Salt District of the Near West Side 

Inexpensive home/studio ownership opportunities for artists. Please click here to visit the website. 

Musical Instrument Revolving Loan Fund (MIRLF)
MIRLF is a low-interest loan program designed to stimulate the artistic growth and productivity of professional musicians in symphonies/ensembles; students of music instruction; and other cultural organizations by making loans available for eligible nonprofit organizations to purchase musical instruments. 
Visit NYSCA's website for more information.
Syracuse First We can always use volunteers. Call for more information (315.396.6418)

Resource Listings   
Workshops/Classes/Group Meetings      



Community Darkrooms Classes and Workshops
Ongoing.  Visit their website HERE for more information. 
Clayscapes Pottery Adult classes in handbuilding and wheel throwing for all levels of experience.  Find info on current classes on

Wacheva Cultural Arts World Dance & Drum Classes
  in West African dance & drum, Salsa, Samba, NIA, Belly dance, Zumba, Kazoon (afro-modern), Flamenco , Ballroom and women's drumming; Mon. - Sun. Beginners welcome. Go to for the complete schedule, or call 315-396-0748. Classes are $10 adults, $7 students.

Downtown Writers Center
offers creative writing classes  and workshops on a regular basis.  For more information click HERE. 

Y Arts
Register for classes in pottery, drawing, painting, ballroom dance, jazz and ballet. Classes are available to everyone, from preschoolers through adults. Each session lasts for 6 weeks and all art materials are supplied by the Y Arts Studio. Open to YMCA Members and
 Non-members.  Private music lessons also available in guitar, drums, violin, voice, piano and wind instruments. For a complete description of classes and fees visit or contact Kat Kane, Arts Studio Director at 637-2025 ext 216.   

Open Figure Drawing $8 drop in fee, Wednesdays at Westcott Community Center from 7-10 PM, for info call Iver Johnson 315.475.3400

Other A resource sharing website, administered by the Rosamond Gifford Foundation, for Central New York nonprofits and businesses. The Oswego Arts Collaborative, a local service and advocacy organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for the economic development and sustainability of visual and performing arts, is compiling a list of artists and arts organizations interested in strengthening the cultural life of Oswego County. All artists, groups and residents interested in receiving regular information about the Collaborative and its initiatives or in taking part in the mission of the Collaborative are asked to email

How to Submit

If you have information on an opportunity or resource available to the local arts community including calls for entry, grants, job postings, workshops, classes, etc., please email Include basic information and a link to where details can be found online or, if no online presence is available, a contact phone number.  The submission deadline is the 20th of each month prior to publication.

Thank you.