Arts Council Seeking Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grant Applications for 2017-2018

Winston-Salem, NC (April 11, 2017) – The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applications for its Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education grant for its 2017-2018 grant cycle.  These grants connect artists and arts organizations with elementary, middle and high school students, by funding programs designed to awaken their intellectual and creative curiosity.  Some funding is available for artists to conduct programs in private and charter schools.  Additional support is provided by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.  The deadline is Friday, May 5 by 5:00 p.m. for projects taking place between October 2017 – May 31, 2018.

An information session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in the Hanes Conference Room in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem.

The Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education grant provides more than 43,000 interactions with children in WS/FC public schools each year.  Studies have shown that the arts lower the dropout rate and transform the lives of young people.  Exposure to the arts can improve self-esteem and problem solving skills as well as foster creative development and appreciation for the diversity of a community. Students enriched with arts education score higher on standardized tests and go on to bring creativity and diverse thinking into the workplace.

For more information about Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grant or to discuss potential projects contact Dara Silver, Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at 336-747-1426 or  Applications can be downloaded here.

Winston-Salem’s robust arts community enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play.  It 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.

For additional information, please contact:

Dara Silver

Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager



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