Conversations with Creatives on Up Close and Cultural Radio Program

Rachel DeGuzman, the Host and Producer of Up Close and Cultural, is President & CEO of 21st Century Arts, a Rochester, NY based arts consultancy. She recently accepted the position of Executive Director of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat – a Peacemaking Theater Company … Continued

Insider Insights on Grants and Grant Writing

This year, I had the wonderful fortune of receiving a New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant to produce Conversations with Creatives. The grant was administered by and awarded through Livingston Arts and Genesee Valley Arts Grants. I also … Continued

Diversity in the Arts, through the Eyes of Three Activists

Diversity in the Arts is a topic that surfaces frequently these days.  More and more organizations have become acutely aware of how little their organizations reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. There is a significant “trickle down” effect … Continued

Women of Dance with Natalie Rogers-Cropper and N’Jelle Gage-Thorne

Since I began producing Conversations with Creatives, I’ve wanted to do an episode on “The Women of Dance,” featuring some of this region’s most celebrated fema I wasle dancers.  So I invited several of the female dancers I know. I … Continued

Note to Three 2016 Tony Award Winners…

Sunday night’s Tony Award ceremony was a celebration of the Arts. From music to set design, script writing to directing, costumes to acting and choreography… almost every genre within the art world, and the individuals who brought the art forms … Continued

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