Arts Council Asks for Proposals for Spring Round of Wells Fargo Community

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has issued a call for proposals for the spring round of Wells Fargo Community Enrichment Mini Grants.  These awards provide community groups and individuals with grants up to $500 to infuse the arts into all segments of the community, promote creativity, provide greater access to the arts and bring people together.  This program is sponsored by Wells Fargo and individuals may apply as well as organizations.  Nonprofit status is not required.

The due date for spring mini-grant applications is Friday, February 3, by 5:00 p.m. for projects to take place March 1 – May 31, 2017.  For more information about Community Enrichment Mini-Grants contact Dara Silver, Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at 336-747-1426 or

Since creating the Wells Fargo Community Enrichment Mini Grants, The Arts Council has awarded 59  mini-grants totaling $29,500.   There were three recipients in the last round of awards. 

Shawn Bowman-Hicks, Salem College and The Department of Dance Studies Faculty & Guest Artist Dance Concert presented the dance work “Goldberg Revisited,” in December that  brought together student and adult community members in a piece inspired by accessibility and intergenerational movement.

Historic Bethabara Park partnered with community artists Peggy Parks and Camille Abbott to develop the Puppet Theater at Historic Bethabara Park.  The theater premiered its first original show, A Christmas Eve Curfluffle, at “A Bethabara Christmas” earlier this month.

Travis Williams will work with local musicians to create an album entitled, “Times of Challenges Volume 2,” whose proceeds will benefit Cancer Support Services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  Cancer patients will create artwork for the album cover as a recreational therapy activity.


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