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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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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...

Arts Council Announces Date for Annual Meeting

Arts Council Announces Date for Annual Meeting...

posted on:Sep 13, 2016

Winston-Salem, NC  (September 9, 2016) —  Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, has announced that The Arts Council’s  annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday,  September 26,  at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem.   “The Annual Meeting is always a highlight of the Arts Council’s year,” said Sparrow.  “We present our awards, give the arts community a detailed update on Arts Council activities, and share our vision going forward, including discussions related to the downtown theatre district. The Arts Council is volunteer driven,” said Sparrow, “and each year countless people contribute to the vibrant and diverse arts scene that makes Winston-Salem a ‘City...

Engaging with the Arts

Engaging with the Arts

posted on: Mar 16, 2017

Call for Artists: 53nd Annual Dimensions 2017 National Juried Fine Art Competition and Exhibition...

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem presents the 53nd Annual Dimensions 2017 National Juried Fine Art Competition and Exhibition, Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend. May 25 – July 25 at the Womble Carlyle Gallery inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 North Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Entry Deadline: April 30. Completed entries (including payment of fees) must be received by AAWS staff. Late entries will not be accepted. CALL FOR ENTRIES: Dimensions is a national juried art exhibition, established by AAWS in 1964 to showcase outstanding visual art in two and three-dimensional fine art media. This year’s exhibition will be held inside the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC, the City of Arts and Innovation.     CALENDAR Entry deadline …………………………………………………………Sunday, April 30 Notifications mailed or emailed………………………………………The week of May 8 Shipped work due by…………………………………………………Monday, May 22 Day 1: hand-delivery of accepted work……………………………..Sunday, May 21 from 2 – 4 pm Day 2: hand-delivery of accepted work……………………………..Tuesday, May 23 from 10 am...

posted on: Mar 16, 2017

Triad ECO Adventures (TEA) Seeks Artists Work for Sides of New Touring Trollies

Triad ECO Adventures (TEA) is a locally originated, owned and operated small tourism-focused business seeking an artist (or artistic team) to design tasteful art for the side panels for our new “WINSTON” and “SALEM” Trolleys. These obsolete trolleys are currently being refurbished with a Spring 2017 completion date. These “Triad Trolleys” will be used throughout the area for sightseeing, events, & shuttles including historic and comedy tours, weddings, conference transportation, brewery/winery/distillery tours, etc….with terrific visibility throughout our community. The winning art design(s) will be either painted onto the sides of the trolley or printed onto a decorative wrap which will then be attached to the trolley. The base colors for the “SALEM” Trolley (artistic) are light/dark teal with a reddish roof outline. The base colors for the “Winston” Trolley (innovative) are light/dark orange with a teal roof outline. Artists may submit designs for either or both trolleys. One eye-catching theme & design will be selected per trolley. Designs should take the product intent into consideration: Create excitement and interest for Triad Trolley riders as well as the community Complement...

posted on: Mar 14, 2017

New Community Enrichment Mini Grants Announced

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has made 12 grants in its third round of 2016-2017 awards made through its Wells Fargo Community Enrichment Mini-Grant program.  These grants 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 spring 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.”   Here is a list of the projects that were selected: ArtWSNC will collaborate with photographer Kristin Minotti to produce a series of work and exhibition entitled, “Femininity In The Raw,” that will feature portraits of local female artists and creators and reflect on...

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