What We Do

What We Do

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Since 1962, we have been dedicated to developing the cultural life in Genesee and Orleans Counties by facilitating the creation, presentation and experience of art, heritage and traditions.

 

Our mISSION

The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council (a.k.a. GO ART!) is dedicated to developing the cultural life in Genesee and Orleans Counties by facilitating the creation, presentation and experience of the arts, heritage and traditions.

Our VISION

GO ART! will be the vital community resource for promoting the value of the arts and culture as integral to our daily lives.


My son…just won the student poetry contest sponsored by GO ART!. He received his award at Present Tense Book Store on Saturday. How wonderful and fun! We love GO ART! and will gladly do whatever we can to promote the arts and your gallery and efforts! Thank you for having the contest for students; I have often wished there were a contest for children and a way to showcase their work! Thank you so much!
— Lori Ann Johnson

What We've Achieved

SUPPORT

  • $63,084 re-granted this year, directly benefiting a minimum of 10,000 residents & visitors
  • Referrals & Professional Development for artists and cultural organizations
  • Shared Space & Resources in the GO ART! Center

PROMOTE

  • Marketing & Publicity for member artists and groups
  • Cultural Calendar
  • Arts Awareness Month, held annually in March
  • Community Arts Awards & Monthly Arts Spotlight,
  • Arts Education, through advocacy and grants.

PRESENT

  • Folk Arts Programs, featuring the unique traditions of our local artisans and performers
  • Community Celebrations, such as “Picnic in the Park”
  • Exhibits in two Galleries in Genesee county
  • Special Programs, such as Salons, Poetry & Ghost Tales Contests, and Workshops

COMMUNITY

  • Participation in Committees and Clubs, ensuring that art and culture are integrated into community planning
  • Stewardship of the GO ART! Center in Seymour Place, 201 East Main Street in Batavia, a historically significant cornerstone of Batavia’s downtown and a home for the arts.