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What is BCAT?

The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) is based on Pittsburgh’s Manchester Bidwell Corporation, a nationally recognized arts and training center founded in 1969 by Bill Strickland. Manchester Bidwell results indicate that 85% of adults who go through its program attain employment, and over 90% of high school students enrolled in its arts programs graduate from high school. Buffalo is the eighth U.S. city to replicate Strickland’s model.

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Eighty-five percent of adults who go through its program attain employment.
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Ninety percent of high school students enrolled in its arts programs graduate from high school

Our Mission

The mission of the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT), as part of Buffalo’s economic revitalization, is twofold:

  • To keep youth in school through high school completion so they are able to take advantage of the post-secondary opportunities the “Say Yes” scholarship program makes available to them. We do this by offering high-quality and high-tech arts instruction and studio space.
  • To assist unemployed or underemployed adults in securing jobs with wages sufficient to support a family. We accomplish this through NYS Education Department-approved training programs that will lead to jobs in the healthcare industry.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Contact Info

BCAT
The Artspace Building
1221 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209

Phone: 716-259-1680