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Individual Program Corporate Sponsorship

It is true that we love small donations from individuals and families from our community. We also know the power and importance of being sponsored by a caring local business. Your sponsorship has an immediate impact on New Genres Art Space and its free programs. We are proud to let everyone who uses our resources know who sponsors our programming. 

Your corporate sponsorship will directly support free public classes and workshops, exhibitions, artist residencies, developing the Rockford Visual Art Archive, and sustaining the Digital Media Art Collection.


Exhibition: Liza Sylvestre $1000

New Genres Art Space’s first exhibition will feature a single-channel, interactive video by Liza Sylvestre, an Illinois-based artist utilizing video and new media.

Fall Exhibition—Selina Trepp: $1000

Selina Trepp (Swiss/American b.1973) is an artist reasearching economy and improvisation.

Artist in Residence: Javier Jimenez: $1,500

Rockford based artist, Javier Jimenez is our first Artist in Residence. Jimenez will use NGAS’s equipment, space, and skills for one year that will culminate to a time-based or experimental solo exhibition.

Speaker Series: $600

The Speaker Series is a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois. This series provides a platform for the cultural producers to share their history, practice, and ideas with the Rockford area community.

Classes – The Book KLUB: $1,000

Drawing from the structure of traditional “book clubs”, meeting after a weekly reading, participants analyze and learn how to digitally interpret their favorite literary works. Concepts might include traditional digital illustration of selected pages or chapters, animating poems, or digital collage. Funding goes toward software and hardware for the students to utilize.

Classes – Language in Motion Program: $2000

An animation program focusing on understanding the intricacies of culture, language, and linguistics through examination of works of literature, varieties of translations, proverbs and puns, and participants’ individual experiences and biases. While the workshops will be taught in English, Spanish and Polish-speaking instructors will be able to offer linguistic support to ESL participants. Funding goes toward software and hardware for the students to utilize as well as ESL assistance.

Digital Media Art Collection: $1000

Art collections are an important aspect preserving and contextualizing art. New Genres Art Space looks to collect new media, digital, time-based and emerging artworks from Illinois artists that usually are not collected by major institutions, while discovering new best-practices in collecting and maintaining digitally based art.

Rockford Visual Art Archive: $500

The Rockford Visual Art Archive focuses on actively maintaining an open archive of current and past Rockford area artists and art events. This archiving initiative promotes active cataloging and fosters the preservation of the artists as well as visual art events and exhibitions who continually shape Rockford’s visual art scene.