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What do we do?

 
 
 
 

Classes and Workshops

Giving students agency through freedom of creating their own worlds, making their own decisions in terms of what stories they tell, as well as how they represent themselves and others can be one of the most powerful tools of teaching and relationship-building.

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Exhibitions

Our exhibition program focuses on showing artists working in digital, time-based, performance, or experimental art. There are three featured exhibitions a year : Summer, Fall, and Spring.

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Residency Programs

New Genres Art Space supports local artists and high school students through two year-long residences the Artist in Residence program and the Student in Residence Program.

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Speaker Series

The Speaker Series kicks off as 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. All talks will be recorded and submitted to the Rockford Visual Art Archive.

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Rockford Visual Art Archive

The Rockford Visual Art Archive focuses on actively maintaining an open archive of current and past Rockford area artists and art events.

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Digital Media Art Collection

Art collections are an important in preserving and contextualizing art. New Genres Art Space looks to collect new media, digital, time-based, and emerging artworks that are not traditionally collected by major institutions.

  • Image: Adam Farcus, Protest Song (video still), 2018. 8 minutes 6 seconds.

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WE OFFER UNIQUE PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE AND SUPPORT ART & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION IN THE ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS REGION.

 
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