2017-2018 Grant Awards

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT GRANTS (14 Awards Totaling $1,000,000)

Bookmarks $ 20,000
Little Theatre of Winston-Salem $ 108,000
North Carolina Black Repertory Company $ 126,000
Old Salem Museums and Gardens $ 40,000
Piedmont Craftsmen $ 64,652
Piedmont Opera $ 59,747
Piedmont Wind Symphony $ 30,000
Reynolda House Museum of American Art $ 40,000
RiverRun International Film Festival $ 67,000
Sawtooth School for Visual Art $ 87,696
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art $ 107,837
Triad Stage $ 72,000
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet $ 30,974
Winston-Salem Symphony $ 146,094

This program receives additional support from the N.C. Arts Council, a Division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 


ANNUAL EVENT AND SERIES GRANTS (11 Awards Totaling $66,500)

a/perture $ 5,000
Arts for Art’s Sake $ 2,500
Associated Artists of Winston-Salem $11,000
Downtown Arts District Association $ 1,000
Hispanic League $ 5,000
Kernersville Little Theatre $ 6,500
Korner’s Folly $ 2,500
Triad Pride Performing Arts $ 2,000
Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts $ 15,000*
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance $ 5,000
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus $ 6,000

*Winston Salem Delta Fine Arts will receive a matching grant of up to $5,000 for earning new revenue by September 30, 2017.

This program receives additional support from the N.C. Arts Council, a Division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 


WELLS FARGO ARTS-IN-EDUCATION GRANTS (18 Awards Totaling $100,000)



Associated Artists of Winston-Salem: $4,600 To provide artist-led workshops in the creative process, calligraphy, Chinese painting, and papermaking to art classes in all grade levels

Authoring Action: $1,500 To provide a 6-session creative writing program, “Writing Through the Senses”

Bookmarks: $5,000 To support Bookmark’s Authors in Schools program that will support 4 author visits with Kimberley Park and Old Town Elementary Schools

Carolina Music Ways: $5,500 To present multiple assembly performances of Carolina Live! Our Musical History, a musical program that introduces elementary school students to the Piedmont’s cross-cultural musical legacy featuring jazz, blues, bluegrass, gospel, Moravian, and old-time string bands

Giannini Brass: $6,000 To present multiple performances of Brass Under the Big Top which integrates musical performances with the magic of the circus to expose elementary school students to classical music and history

Karl Kassner (brass musician): $7,200 To provide one-on-one instructive brass clinics for middle school music students

Katherine Gauldin (fiber artist): $ 1,500 To provide an artist residency for middle school art students who will design and create a collaborative tapestry using traditional and repurposed items

Mark Donnell (theatre artist): $4,500 To provide three Commedia dell’arte (comedy of art) artist residencies for high school theatre classes

Piedmont Craftsmen: $10,000 To provide multiple craft artisans-in-residencies for high school art classes including ceramics, basket making, mixed-media, and weaving

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art: $9,300 To support The Intersections Project (TIP) that brings regional, national and international artists to engage and work with middle school students in collaborative art making

Shared Radiance: $4,500 To present ShakesCollage, a 45-minute compilation of Shakespeare, for middle and high school students

Tam Tam Mandigue: $8,000 To bring hands-on African drumming and dancing residencies and workshops to elementary and middle school students

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation/ School of Dance’s Pluck Project: $2,000 To conduct contemporary dance workshops with multiple high school dance classes

Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts: $3,000 To present ArtSmart, an integrated arts enrichment program for elementary students focusing on visual, cultural, language arts, storytelling, music, and movement

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet: $5,000 To conduct dance master classes for high school dance students that will include ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre dance instruction

Winston-Salem Symphony: $9,000 To support “The Mary Starling In-School Music Education Program,” a program that engages all the public 4th and 5th grade students through intimate ensemble performances in schools and a full orchestra concert at R.J. Reynolds Auditorium

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: $11,000 To support professional development for core arts teachers

Arts-In-Education Project Incubation Pool: $2,400 To pilot new arts-in-education projects for the 2017-2018 school year

This program receives support from the Wells Fargo Foundation and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

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