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Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Announces 10 Mini-Grants that create community access to the arts...

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Announces 10 Mini-Grants that create community access to the arts

Winston-Salem, NC (June 12, 2018) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced its Summer 2018 grants made through its 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. “These summer mini-grants will support an array of community-wide arts events, programs, and support new partnerships” said Dara Silver, Grant Program Manager for The Arts Council.  “We continue to be inspired by the creative ideas coming from individuals, community organizations, and businesses that have the desire to make...

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Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Announces 10 Mini-Grants that create community access to the arts...

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Announces 10 Mini-Grants that create community access to the arts

Winston-Salem, NC (June 12, 2018) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced its Summer 2018 grants made through its 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. “These summer mini-grants will support an array of community-wide arts events, programs, and support new partnerships” said Dara Silver, Grant Program Manager for The Arts Council.  “We continue to be inspired by the creative ideas coming from individuals, community organizations, and businesses that have the desire to make...

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Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Announces 10 Mini-Grants that create community access to the arts...

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Announces 10 Mini-Grants that create community access to the arts

Winston-Salem, NC (June 12, 2018) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced its Summer 2018 grants made through its 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. “These summer mini-grants will support an array of community-wide arts events, programs, and support new partnerships” said Dara Silver, Grant Program Manager for The Arts Council.  “We continue to be inspired by the creative ideas coming from individuals, community organizations, and businesses that have the desire to make...

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Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Announces 10 Mini-Grants that create community access to the arts

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Announces 10 Mini-Grants that create community access to the arts...

posted on:Jun 13, 2018

Winston-Salem, NC (June 12, 2018) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced its Summer 2018 grants made through its 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. “These summer mini-grants will support an array of community-wide arts events, programs, and support new partnerships” said Dara Silver, Grant Program Manager for The Arts Council.  “We continue to be inspired by the creative ideas coming from individuals, community organizations, and businesses that have the desire to make a difference in our community through the arts.” Projects...

Arts Council Seeking Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grant Applications for the 2018-2019 School Year

Arts Council Seeking Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grant Applications for the 2018-2019 School Year...

posted on:Apr 9, 2018

Winston-Salem, NC (April 6, 2018) – The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applications for Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education grants for its 2018-2019 grant cycle. An information session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in the Hanes Conference Room in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street.  First-time applicants are especially urged to attend. The deadline for applying is Friday, May 4, by 5:00 p.m., for projects taking place October 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019. These grants, which are funded by Wells Fargo and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System, are available to artists and arts organizations for programs that awaken the intellectual and creative curiosity of elementary, middle...

Arts Council Awards 14 Duke Energy Regional Artist Grants

Arts Council Awards 14 Duke Energy Regional Artist Grants...

posted on:Apr 5, 2018

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has made 14 awards to local artists through its Duke Energy Regional Artist Grant program.  A total of $24,500 will allow the artists to further their artistic professional development through a specific project. Award recipients include  Kate Carey (Literature/Davidson Co.), Mike Chamis (Film/Forsyth Co.), Amy da Luz (Theatre/Forsyth Co.), Owens Daniels (Visual Art, Forsyth Co.), Zach Deas (Craft/Davie Co.), Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet (Visual Art, Forsyth Co.), Nathan Ross Freeman (Film/Forsyth Co.), Kendra Harding (Music/Forsyth Co.), Cashavelly Morrison (Music/Forsyth Co.), Zach McCraw (Visual Art/Stokes Co.), David Petty (Storytelling/Forsyth Co.), Leo Rucker (Visual Art/Forsyth Co.), Jessica Singerman (Visual Art/Forsyth Co.), and Will Willner (Visual Art/Forsyth Co.). Regional artist grants are available to artists...

The Arts Council Launches 2018 Community Fund for the Arts Campaign...

posted on:Jan 31, 2018

On Monday, January 29, 2018, nearly 200 people gathered at the Hanesbrands Theatre to kick-off the new 2018 Community Fund for the Arts campaign, and hear guest speaker Kevin Buist, Director of Exhibitions at ArtPrize – the largest public art festival in the world. ArtPrize takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a community about the size of Winston-Salem, and attracts more than 500,000 attendees, generating $28 million in annual economic impact. ArtPrize serves as a great example of what a community can do to disrupt current models of how a community can support the arts and broaden arts audiences. We hope that everyone who attended left inspired to think about unique ways in which this community can evolve its...

Engaging with the Arts

posted on: May 4, 2018

Student Artist of the Month: March 2018

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.   Katherine Sturkie Atkins Academic & Technology High School Principal: Joe Childers SAM Coordinator: Janet Blakely Nominating Teacher: Janet Blakely Arts Discipline: Visual Arts Grade: 11 GPA/QPA: 4.0 What is your favorite part of the arts genre in which you were selected? I like experimenting with different genres of art but watercolor is my favorite. I like the translucency of the colors and how freely and easily they move on the paper. Where would you most like to attend...

posted on: Mar 9, 2018

Student Artist of the Month: February 2018

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.   Sommer Stephens Atkins Academic & Technology High School Principal: Joe Childers SAM Coordinator: Janet Blakely Nominating Teacher: Janet Blakely Arts Discipline: Visual Arts Grade: 11 GPA/QPA: 4.3 What is your favorite part of the arts genre in which you were selected? I like being able to use different things you normally wouldn’t find in an art piece and have all the parts come together in the finished piece. Where would you most like to attend college and...

posted on: Mar 2, 2018

Modern Automotive Spring Arts Extravaganza

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is showcasing student art at a Spring Arts Extravaganza, Wednesday, March 7 through Wednesday, March 14, at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem. The opening reception is 5-7:00 p.m., Friday, March 9. The show and the reception are both free and open to the public. Arts Extravaganza is sponsored by Modern Automotive in collaboration with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. Modern Automotive’s “Artists of the Future” contest winners and certificate recipients will be announced at the opening reception on March 9. The “Extravaganza” is one of the region’s largest and most popular art shows and features the best artwork from elementary, middle schools and high schools in the system, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Hundreds of students, parents and family members, teachers and arts enthusiasts attend. Each year The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County partners with the schools by providing “Arts in Education” grants sponsored by Wells Fargo that benefit every child in the school system. “We...