CCAC services help artists and arts organizations perform, create, present, and promote the arts in our communities. CCAC services include:
Grants CCAC has been designated as a Decentralization Site by the New York State Council on the Arts, and as such administers the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Program (DEC). DEC makes small grant awards to arts organizations and individual artists in Cattaraugus County. At the request of the New York State Council on the Arts, CCAC also administers the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Program in Allegany County in 2001. Courtney Blackmon manages both programs and is also onsite to help with grant writing and grant research. Learn more about our grant opportunities.
Arts Management CCAC is here to serve our organizational constituents and artists with arts management resources, database information, and technical and developmental assistance. CCAC recognizes the positive economic impact that the arts have on our local economy and works with organizations and artists to develop ways to strengthen capacities.
Partnerships CCAC is continually seeking new opportunities to serve our local community and arts community through partnerships and co-sponsoring arrangements. Though CCAC provides no financial support for these endeavors, we provide marketing, database, technical assistance, strategic and planning services, and media relations support.
CCAC partners with: Cattaraugus County Department of Tourism and Economic Development for the production and promotion of the Winter Arts Festival at Holiday Valley; the Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce to produce the annual Taste of Olean/Art in Park; Allegany State Park to produce a series of free arts workshops; and to create a North Union Art Walk in Olean, we are partnering with Olean General Hospital, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and the city of Olean.
Informational & Marketing Services
Newsletter: 2X a year, features announcements for exhibitions, calls for artists, updates on grant opportunities, as well as a calendar of CCAC events.
Postcards: exhibit openings at the JCC Center Gallery and Olean Public Library are announced in postcard mailings with information on the artist(s) sent to CCAC members.