Arts and Culture

Focus Areas

WDI supports the training of individuals for employment within the arts and culture sector and creative economies, opportunities that provide working people the means to express themselves and represent their own lives through the medium of art and culture, and efforts that capture, celebrate and share diverse artistic and cultural practices focusing on work.

  • Workforce Training in the Arts and Culture Sector

    The development of workforce opportunities in regional creative economies and the training of individuals for employment within the arts and culture sector.
              - To learn more about the creative economy in New York State's Capital Region, please visit the Upstate Alliance for the Creative      
                 Economy's website to read the report CAPtivate- Leveraging Regional Assets for A Vibrant Future.

              - Watch the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's brief video highlighting the creative economy.

  • Interactive Grants Program for Arts and Culture Programs/Organizations

    We fund programs that provide working people the means to express themselves and represent their own lives through the medium of art and culture.

  • Exhibits/Performance

    We support efforts that capture, celebrate and share diverse artistic and cultural practices focusing on work. Our goal is to expand the ways art and culture are valued in our communities and workplaces, and how these tools are used to represent the working people who contribute to our society.