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Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council...

Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

Members of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, have elected Dara Silver as a member of their advisory council for the Emerging Leaders Council.  Silver will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership. In the Emerging Leaders Council, Silver will work with fellow arts leaders to assist in developing programs and resources to promote professional development and networking opportunities for emerging arts professionals nationwide. Dara Silver is the Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and...

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Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council...

Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

Members of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, have elected Dara Silver as a member of their advisory council for the Emerging Leaders Council.  Silver will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership. In the Emerging Leaders Council, Silver will work with fellow arts leaders to assist in developing programs and resources to promote professional development and networking opportunities for emerging arts professionals nationwide. Dara Silver is the Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and...

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Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council...

Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

Members of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, have elected Dara Silver as a member of their advisory council for the Emerging Leaders Council.  Silver will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership. In the Emerging Leaders Council, Silver will work with fellow arts leaders to assist in developing programs and resources to promote professional development and networking opportunities for emerging arts professionals nationwide. Dara Silver is the Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and...

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posted on:Jan 13, 2017

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Invitational Call to Artists: Forsyth County Central Library Art Feature

Invitational Call to Artists: Forsyth County Central Library Art Feature...

posted on:Nov 11, 2016

Invitational Call to Artists Request for Proposals (RFP) Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (NC) Public Art Commission Forsyth County Central Library Art Feature Introduction: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (NC) Public Art Commission (PAC) is seeking an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent art feature at the new Forsyth County Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem. The library is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the late spring of 2017. The library’s mission is to connect the community to reading, information, and lifelong learning. Its vision is to be a destination that serves as a civic space that encompasses the roles of public library, cultural center, and community gathering place. The art feature will be...

Arts Council Seeks Proposals for Four Targeted Initiatives

Arts Council Seeks Proposals for Four Targeted Initiatives...

posted on:Oct 26, 2016

Winston-Salem, NC (October 26, 2016) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking proposals for the following targeted initiatives: Creative Ventures Art in Unexpected Places Early Learning and After-school Enrichment Novant Health Arts and Healing Program For more information about the targeted initiatives click here or contact Dara Silver, Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at 336-747-1426 or dsilver@intothearts.org. These initiatives are designed to encourage new creative endeavors, provide greater access to the arts for everyone in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community, and foster innovative solutions to community needs. “There is an extraordinary range of opportunities available through these four initiatives,” said Dara Silver, Arts Council Grant Program Manager. “ We know that arts...

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Awards Six Mini-Grants

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Awards Six Mini-Grants...

posted on:Sep 30, 2016

    Winston-Salem, NC (September 30, 2016) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced its first round of 2016-2017 grants made through its Wells Fargo Community Enrichment Mini-Grant program.  These awards provide community groups and individuals with grants up to $500 to infuse the arts into all segments of the community, promote creativity, provide greater access to the arts and bring people together.   This program is sponsored by Wells Fargo.   “These fall mini-grants will bring art experiences to diverse populations and enable unique collaborations in our community.” said Dara Silver, Grant Program Manager for The Arts Council.  “We continue to be inspired by the ideas coming from individuals, community organizations, and businesses...

Engaging with the Arts

Engaging with the Arts

posted on: Dec 19, 2016

Student Artists of the Month: December 2016

  In partnership with Forsyth County high schools and Windsor Jewelers, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is proud to present the Student Artist of the Month. All Forsyth County high schools (private, public, and charter) that have arts programming were invited to participate in the Student Artist of the Month program. Arts educators and administrators from each school will select one student each month for recognition based on academic rigor and artistic merit. A variety of arts disciplines will be recognized over the course of the school year. September 2016      October 2016      November 2016   Alvin Carlisle III Atkins Academic & Technology High School Principal: Joe Childers Nominating Teacher: Justin Sumners Arts Discipline: Music Grade: 11 GPA/QPA: 4.4   What is your favorite part of the arts genre in which you were selected? My favorite part of music is when a piece that the ensemble has spent months preparing finally becomes a beautiful concert ready piece. Where would you most like to attend college and what might...

posted on: Dec 7, 2016

2017 Regional Artist Grants Awarded

    Arts Council Makes Its Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Awards 12 local artists receive a total of $25,000 in career-development awards   The Art Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has made 12 awards to local artists through its Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grant program.  A total of $25,000 will allow the artists to further their artistic professional development through a specific project. This program is open to artists working in the disciplines of music, film, literature, dance, visual art and craft and residing in Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties.  It is sponsored by Duke Energy and is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Awardees include Aaron Bachelder (Music), Leslie Fesperman (Craft), Gregg Jamback (Film), Jessie Laurita-Spanglet (Dance), Karola Luttringhaus (Dance), Justine Luzwick (Visual Art), Suzy McCalley (Music), Ezra Noble (Music), Will Parham (Visual Art), Barbara Scott (Literature), Nicole Uzzell (Visual Art) and Jacinta White (Literature). Additional details about  Grant Recipient and their projects. ...

posted on: Nov 23, 2016

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. Your donation, in any amount, can make a large impact locally. While we hope the arts have enriched your lives this year, we kindly ask that you please give to the local nonprofit(s) during this holiday season that have impacted your mind, body and spirit in 2016. Through our Community Enrichment Mini-grants, The Arts Council offers funding to nonprofits, community groups, businesses, and individuals who promote creativity and use art as a means to bring community together. Additional targeted initiatives include Arts and Healing, Early Learning and After-school Enrichment, and Art in Unexpected Places. Please tell us about the local nonprofit(s) that touched your heart this year on our Facebook Page so we can learn more about their impact...

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