The Center For The Arts shall
present a wide range of high quality performing arts and visual arts for the
university, the State and the region, and enhance and augment the academic
activities of the fine and performing arts departments at the University at
Buffalo. Through its facilities and programs, the Center For The Arts shall
play a significant role in accomplishing the mission of the university,
presenting enriched educational and cultural opportunities through university
performances, state and regional events, and national and international
touring productions and exhibits. The Center For The Arts shall also
function as a multi-purpose facility, providing an appropriate setting for
University and community events.
We support the full expression of
the university mission in the arts:
The Center supports instruction in
Art, Theatre and Dance, Media Study and other programs which study the
creative process. In addition, the general student body and public will
receive instruction through pre-performance talks, artist lectures, gallery
talks and tours, graduate assistant programs, student employment,
student/faculty productions and lectures, conferences, convocations, symposia
and other events sponsored by departments from across the campus.
The performing and exhibit spaces
in the Center support faculty and graduate student creative activity and
research. In addition, the facility may commission and/or present new
work by and for faculty and professional arts organizations.
The Center will be a focal
location for service to the campus and community. Pre-performance talks,
public performances, exhibits, outreach programs, conferences, and receptions
will be sponsored by the Center which will also serve as a rental facility
for national and international organizations.
PROGRAMMING AND EXHIBIT
The Center For The Arts shall
strive to present a diversity of quality programs including classical as well
as contemporary presentations. The programs shall include events with broad
public appeal as well as those with a more specialized focus, such as events
featuring the newer styles and the most innovative forms on the artistic
scene. The Center For The Arts will strive to be an artistic resource for the
campus, state and region by offering opportunities for performance and
exhibition by students, local and regional professionals and national and
international artists. The Center For The Arts' educational programs are
planned recognizing and complementing existing educational programs in the
performing and visual arts.
Programs and exhibits are responsive to the University's mission of fostering
respect for different perspectives including an appreciation of the
multi-ethnic character of the nation and region. Additionally, programming
should assist students to develop aesthetic values and human relationships
including tolerance for differing viewpoints.
Create an educational environment of great value and distinction for our
undergraduate and graduate students. Utilize touring performances and
exhibits, student/faculty productions, outreach opportunities and other
approaches that will allow students to experience the arts and to participate
in the creative managerial and/or production functions of the Center For The
Support the full range of student and faculty pesentations in the arts and
related areas. Create programs that draw students into direct contact and
working relationships with leading artists and performers by incorporating
master classes and workshops.
Reinforce a regional and national reputation for excellence in artistic
activity, high quality performance, and creation of artistic work.
Service and Outreach:
Extend the expertise and capabilities of the Center For The Arts beyond
campus boundaries through outreach activities that address the present and
future educational needs of New York and its citizens.
Provide high quality productions that will contribute to the quality of life
and the attraction and growth of industry and commerce in New York.
Resource Development and
Program events that will promote cultural diversity, including international
Create an environment that will attract and retain productive and creative
Maintain and build institutional support among New York's public policy
makers and citizens by more clearly communicating the positive impact UB and
specifically the Center For The Arts has on New York and the opportunities
that it provides its citizens.
Support activities that enhance student life, campus and community
interaction and campus development activities such as receptions and dinners.