Arts Education

The University at Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative is revitalizing UB's pioneering tradition creative disciplines and to foster opportunities for students to engage great art and interact with artists at the top of their fields.

“This course is deliberately designed to put students in direct contact with artists and arts organizations in a very topical way. Each semester will be very different based on what’s happening in Western New York.”  — David Felder

 

The purpose of Arts One is to introduce students to a wide range of artistic performance and creative activity. In the Fall the course is offered through the English department; in the Spring it is offered through the Music department.

CAI brings artists and performers of the highest caliber to UB for residencies, during which they conceptualize and create and/or perform new work while creatively interacting with faculty, students and Buffalo arts organizations.

Buffalo’s arts community has deep roots, wide impact, and a unique regional sense of identity. Here are a few of our cultural institutions:

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The AKAG's 150-year tradition of collecting, conserving, and exhibiting the art of its time has given rise to one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. The museum has continued to add cutting-edge contemporary art to its Collection.
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Hallwalls' twofold mission is to serve artists by supporting the creation and presentation of new work in the visual, media, performing, and literary arts, and to serve the public by making these works available to audiences. We are dedicated in particular to work by artists which challenges and extends the traditional boundaries of the various art forms, and which is critically engaged with current issues in the arts and--through the arts--in society.
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The Western New York Book Arts Center promotes greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. The Western New York Book Arts Center features a letterpress and screenprinting studio, a gallery, a working museum, and a boutique.
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For more than 40 years, Just Buffalo Literary Center has brought the world’s greatest writers to Buffalo, hosted poetry events and readings, and supported the development of young writers.
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The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. provides a resident, professional, major symphony orchestra of artistic excellence and integrity to enrich the quality of life in Western New York through the presentation of live symphonic music and other musical events which educate and entertain the broadest possible audiences within and beyond the Western New York region.