Genesee Community College Invites Arts Groups to Use Facilities

Genesee Community College is inviting area arts organizations to reserve space in the Batavia Campus’ Genesee Center for the Arts for the 2007-2008 year through the College’s Arts Outreach Program.

The Arts Outreach Program was established by the College’s Board of Trustees in 1994 to provide space for fine and performing arts groups at no charge. Arts groups in the Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming region are eligible to participate. Over the last 12 years, the Arts Outreach Program has hosted dozens of theatre, dance, and musical performances, most in the Stuart Steiner Theatre, by area arts organizations.

The Arts Outreach Program is guided by a committee comprised of college staff members and leaders of area arts councils. Arts groups may apply for the use of the Arts Center through a simple application form, which is available through the College’s External Affairs Office (585-345-6809) or any area arts council.

Arts organizations participating in the program do not pay any rental or service fee for the use of the facilities. The only possible fees are for special services that the College does not ordinarily provide.

The program is both a reflection of the College’s commitment to community service and a desire to strengthen area arts organizations, according to Maryanne Arena, Director of Fine and Performing Arts. “We are blessed with a rich tradition of community-based arts organizations here,” Ms. Arena said. “We are proud that the College can make its facilities available to these organizations, and we hope that we can host a number of exciting productions here in the year ahead.”