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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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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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Engaging with the Arts

posted on: Jun 20, 2017

Student Artist of the Month: May 2017

In partnership with Forsyth County high schools and Windsor Jewelers, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is proud to present the Student Artist of the Month. All Forsyth County high schools (private, public, and charter) that have arts programming were invited to participate in the Student Artist of the Month program. Arts educators and administrators from each school will select one student each month for recognition based on academic rigor and artistic merit. A variety of arts disciplines will be recognized over the course of the school year. September 2016    October 2016    November 2016    December 2016     January 2017    February 2017    March 2017     April 2017   Sarah McLamb Atkins Academic & Technology High School Principal: Joe Childers Nominating Teacher: Janet Blakely Arts Discipline: Visual Arts Grade: 9 GPA/QPA: 4.4     What is your favorite part of the arts genre in which you were selected? My favorite part of art is being able to create pieces. It’s fun to be able to just work on...

posted on: May 8, 2017

Student Artist of the Month: April 2017

In partnership with Forsyth County high schools and Windsor Jewelers, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is proud to present the Student Artist of the Month. All Forsyth County high schools (private, public, and charter) that have arts programming were invited to participate in the Student Artist of the Month program. Arts educators and administrators from each school will select one student each month for recognition based on academic rigor and artistic merit. A variety of arts disciplines will be recognized over the course of the school year. September 2016    October 2016    November 2016    December 2016     January 2017    February 2017    March 2017   Sarah Hanlon Atkins Academic & Technology High School Principal: Joe Childers Nominating Teacher: Justin Sumners Arts Discipline: Chorus Grade: 9 GPA/QPA: 4.0     What is your favorite part of the arts genre in which you were selected? My favorite part about chorus is that I get to express myself using creativity.  I also love how practicing is just as exciting as...

posted on: Apr 18, 2017

Student Artist of the Month-March 2017

    In partnership with Forsyth County high schools and Windsor Jewelers, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is proud to present the Student Artist of the Month. All Forsyth County high schools (private, public, and charter) that have arts programming were invited to participate in the Student Artist of the Month program. Arts educators and administrators from each school will select one student each month for recognition based on academic rigor and artistic merit. A variety of arts disciplines will be recognized over the course of the school year. September 2016    October 2016    November 2016    December 2016     January 2017    February 2017   Gina Guzman Cisneros Atkins High School Principal: Joe Childers Nominating Teacher: Caroline Smith Arts Discipline: Dance Grade: 10 GPA/QPA: 3.7   What is your favorite part of the arts genre in which you were selected? My favorite part of dance is how it shows every part of art. When I dance I’m doing alignments and shapes that are used in art. Dance is...