For 6 years, the Creative Arts Initiative (CAI) received many excellent proposals for artist residencies from a wide variety of disciplines, from across the country and around the world and were able to bring some amazing artists to Buffalo to create new art while engaging with our students and the Buffalo community. We are very sorry to see this important effort come to an end.
Buffalo has long inspired great artists like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Twain, both of whom called Buffalo home. Our literary legacy continues to thrive, through one of the nation’s top literary presenters, the Just Buffalo Literary Center:
Buffalo’s snowy winters provide a unique artistic medium. On the shore of Lake Erie, above Niagara Falls, it would be hard to find a more beautiful place to stoke your creative fires. Discover why Buffalo is called the “City of Good Neighbors”.
Buffalo is blossoming and the energy is contagious. Once a hub for shipping across the Great Lakes, Buffalo is becoming a center for green energy, higher education, and culture. Historic spaces are being recycled, repurposed, and rennovated:
Buffalo’s arts community has deep roots, wide impact, and a unique regional sense of identity. The Creative Arts Initiative shares leadership and encourages partnership and collaboration with Buffalo’s leading artistic and cultural institutions.