Arts Council Announces Date for Annual Meeting
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 of Arts and Innovation.’ It is a privilege to be able to recognize and honor outstanding people and organizations in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.”
Arts Educator Excellence Award
The Arts Educator Excellence Award recognizes an educator or teaching artist who has enriched the education of our community’s youth and inspired the next generation of artists, patrons and creative individuals.
Arts Council Award
The recipient of the 2016 Arts Council Award will be one who has exhibited a strong commitment of service and has made a significant impact and contribution to the arts in our community.
Philip Hanes, Jr. Young Leader Recognition Award
The recipient of 2016 R. Philip Hanes, Jr. Young Leader Recognition Award will be 40 years of age or younger and will have exemplified volunteer dedication, contributions and leadership.
Arts-Integrated Workplace Award
The 2016 Arts-Integrated Workplace Award recognizes a local company for its exemplary efforts to integrate the arts into all facets of their corporate culture and employees’ lives.
AT&T’s Strategic Vision Partners Award
The Organizational Support Grant and Annual Event and Series Grant panels will each recommend one organization that exemplifies The Arts Council’s strategic vision initiatives, which strive to uphold our reputation as a community rooted in arts and innovation.
Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts and Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. The Arts Council raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural and learning opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development.