Win a Trip to ArtPrize!

posted on:Jan 30, 2018

On Monday evening, we launched our 2018 Community Campaign for the Arts and our new Creative Conversations Speaker Series, with Kevin Buist, Director of Exhibitions for ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  More than $500,000 in prizes is awarded, which includes a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts. Artists working in any medium anywhere in the world can participate. Art is exhibited throughout downtown Grand Rapids—museums, bars, public parks, restaurants, theaters, hotels, bridges, laundromats, auto body shops, vacant storefronts and office spaces. Artists and venues register...

Arts Council Seeking Applications for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants...

posted on:Nov 20, 2017

Artists in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties eligible  Online and in-person information sessions scheduled Winston-Salem, NC (November 20, 2017) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applications for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants which offer support to artists in a six-county region to help them further their professional development.  Committed, gifted individual artists and collaborative groups in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties are eligible to apply.  Deadline for applications is Friday, January 5, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. “We are looking for opportunities to make grants that support the careers of area artists at pivotal points in their professional lives.  These grants always are diverse because the needs...

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...

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