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GO Art! creates new awards to honor artists, supporters

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 February 2018 at 1:01 pm

BATAVIA – The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council is seeking nominations for a new honor, a Genean Award to be presented on April 28 during a Swing Fling at Batavia Downs.

“Why Genean you ask?” GO Art! Said in an email today. “Well simply put we decided that we needed to have our own unique awards (like the Oscars or Tony awards) for GENesee and OrlEANs Counties, to recognize a few of the amazing people and organizations we have within our counties.”

The nomination deadline is March 9. GO Art! Wants to recognize the following:

• Organization of the Year – This award honors a not-for-profit or for-profit arts organization for its achievements in 2017.

• Individual Artist of the Year – This award honors an individual artist in any discipline for their achievements in 2017 or career-long body of work.

• Supporter (of the cultural sector) of the Year – The award honors an individual or an organization outside of the arts and cultural sector for their work directly aiding in the arts and/or cultural sector.

To nominate someone or an organization for the 2018 Genean Awards, click here.

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