Results Announced from Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study...

posted on:Jun 22, 2017

Winston-Salem, NC (June 21, 2017) – A study led by Americans for the Arts and conducted by economists from the Georgia Institute of Technology shows that nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Forsyth County are having a huge impact on the local economy. The Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted using budgetary figures from 2015 and cultural audience surveys in 2016. The figures show that combined spending by the nonprofit art and cultural sector in Forsyth County and their audiences was $156.8 million, up some $20 million from five years ago when the last study was made.   “It is abundantly clear from this benchmark study that arts and culture is an economic driver in Winston-Salem and...

Arts Council 2017 Annual Campaign “With a Twist” Presents New Giving Options...

posted on:Apr 14, 2017

Winston-Salem, NC.  (April 11, 2017) – Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, is quick to tell you how generous friends of the arts are and how constant their support has been here in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County over the decades.  “But we don’t take them for granted,” he said, “and we understand that giving trends change and that as a nonprofit we have to not just keep up with those trends but stay ahead of them.” This year the Arts Council’s Annual Campaign goal is $2.81 million. Sparrow said the campaign is proceeding on schedule, but with a bit of a “twist.” The Arts Council has been gradually moving away...

Forsyth County Commisioners and Arts Council Announce 2017 Summer Parks Series...

posted on:Apr 14, 2017

Winston-Salem, NC  (April 5, 2017) – Forsyth County’s two extraordinary parks and performance venues – Triad Park and Tanglewood Park – will be welcoming area residents for  free public concerts again this summer after a successful initial run of the Summer  Parks Series in 2016.  “Residents of Forsyth County are understandably proud of these two facilities, and we want to encourage their use and especially more family-friendly events,” said David Plyler, Chair, Forsyth County Commissioners.  “Last summer’s collaboration between the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County proved to be a good match. It clicked. Attendance was good. The entertainment was a real treat.  So, we’re back with four outstanding performances this year,” said Plyler.”Two in each park.”...

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

posted on:Apr 14, 2017

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...

Arts Council Seeks Applications for Summer 2017 Wells Fargo Community Enrichment Mini-Grants...

posted on:Apr 14, 2017

Winston-Salem, NC (April 10, 2017) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applicants for its summer round of Wells Fargo Community Enrichment Mini-Grants. The deadline is Friday, April 28,, by 5:00 p.m., for projects taking place June 1 through August 31, 2017.   These grants are sponsored by Wells Fargo and provide community groups and individuals access to small-project grant funds up to $500 that promote creativity and use art as a means to bring people together. “Access to the arts and serving the entire community are essential in our ‘City of Arts and Innovation,’ said Jim Sparrow, Arts Council President and CEO. “Having the flexibility to support grassroots artistic activities and events and community...

Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

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

posted on:Dec 27, 2016

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 Forsyth County, where she has worked for the past...

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