About: Cyber Spotlight
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS) created the “Cyber Spotlight” blog with the intention of spotlighting The ARTS’ member artists whose work cannot easily be exhibited in The ARTS’ Gallery at 32 West Market Street, Corning, New York.  The Cyber Spotlight includes, but is not limited to, literary, musical and performance artists. It consist of interviews, images, clips, links and videos that best demonstrate the type of work The ARTS’ members artists create.

Check out the other on-line venues where The ARTS provides information: weekly newsletter Arts & Culture: What’s going on? (sign up to receive the newsletter in the bottom right hand corner of our home page http://www.earts.org/; Facebook (as Arts FingerLakes), www.eARTS.org; http://theartscouncil.wordpress.com/ and http://artsdiversity.wordpress.com/).

2009 Artist Membership
It’s not too late to become an artist member or renew an expired membership!
Membership costs $35 ($20 for students and seniors).
Pay your membership online at www.eARTS.org/support; mail your memberships to The ARTS, 32 W. Market St, Corning, NY 14901; or stop into the office in person (607)962.5871.

What is The ARTS?
The mission of The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS) is to enhance the cultural arts for area residents, arts organizations, artists and visitors by serving as a catalyst and advocate to increase participation, advance collaboration and optimize resources.
As an Arts Council partially supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), The ARTS provides several clearly defined services, which fulfill the above mission:
* Increasing arts programming and opportunities for the public in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Tioga counties by regranting State funds to local artists and arts/cultural organizations, through the NYSCA Decentralization Program;
* Furthering the integration of the arts into school curricula, by regranting State funds to school districts through NYSCAs Local Capacity Building Initiative, in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties;
* Providing professional development opportunities for teachers, school administrators and teaching artists throughout the Southern Tier, focusing on integrating the arts into school curricula;
* Increasing public awareness of and access to the rich folk arts traditions of the Southern Tier;
* Providing technical assistance, linkages, advocacy and other services to individual artists and arts/cultural organizations throughout Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties; and
* Further serving the public in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties through arts advocacy, special school arts activities, and information sharing.


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