5 Organizations Receive 75% of Arts and Cultural Funding
The Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Buffalo History Museum received 75% of all grant funding Erie County allocated to Arts and Cultural organizations since 1996, according to a Buffalo News data analysis published today.
Between them, the five organizations shared about $75 million in the 18-year period from 1996 to 2014. That averages to about $15 million for the top 5 recipients.
Rounding up the top 10 recipients were Shea's Performing Arts Center, the Martin House restoration, the African American Cultural Center, Shea O'Connell Preservation Guild and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Within the 18-year time frame for which the data analysis was conducted, about $25 million was divvied up between 106 remaining organizations. That averages to about $236,000 per organization not included in the top 5.
Other recipients included Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Irish Classical Theater, Hallwalls and the Just Buffalo Literacy Center.
Click here to see a handy interactive chart with a complete breakdown of arts and cultural funding by Erie County compiled by the Buffalo News.