• Rockin' on the River Photo by Brianna DeJoy

Arts Access is a free program from Arts Services Initiative of Western New York that opens the door to arts and culture for all Western New Yorkers by connecting them to free and low cost cultural opportunities in their communities.

We partnered with local theatres, galleries, and more to give SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) recipients of Erie and Niagara Counties the chance to see, experience, and participate in live shows and events by providing free tickets through the Arts Access Pass.

Not eligible for the pass? Not a problem. You can still take advantage of all the free and low-cost arts and cultural programming already offered in Western New York.

To see a list of of those opportunities click here

Latest News

 _________________________________________ Take our survey about your experiences with the Arts Access Program here. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  -----------------___   _________________________________________   Arts Access program celebrates first successful year - Buffalo Rising, October 24, 2014 __________________________________________________ Arts Access program celebrates first successful year; launches season two - Niagara Frontier Publications, October 24, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Crowley Webb wins 31 awards at 2014 WNY ADDYs - WGRZ, March 11, 2014  ____________________________________________________ Americans for the Arts Newsletter - December 2013 _____________________________________________ Kids Out and About Buffalo - December 12, 2013 ___________________________________________ Arts Access program removes barriers to the arts in Buffalo - The Buffalo News, September 29, 2013 ___________________________________________ Arts pass aims to extend the reach of area culturals - WBFO 88.7, September 20, 2013 ____________________________________________ Initiative seeks to spread arts communitywide - Buffalo Business First, September 20, 2013 ___________________________________________ Arts Access program to give qualifying residents free tickets to cultural events - The Buffalo News, September 19, 2013 ______________________________________________  Nonprofits benefit in NYS regional funding - Business First, December 21, 2012  
ARTS ACCESS is made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Empire State Development, the John R. Oishei Foundation, M&T Bank Charitable Foundation, Fund for the Arts and with in-kind support from Crowley Webb & Associates.