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

Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

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...

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

Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

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...

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

Dara Silver Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

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...

Arts Council News Stories

Invitational Call to Artists: Forsyth County Central Library Art Feature

Invitational Call to Artists: Forsyth County Central Library Art Feature...

posted on:Nov 11, 2016

Invitational Call to Artists Request for Proposals (RFP) Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (NC) Public Art Commission Forsyth County Central Library Art Feature Introduction: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (NC) Public Art Commission (PAC) is seeking an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent art feature at the new Forsyth County Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem. The library is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the late spring of 2017. The library’s mission is to connect the community to reading, information, and lifelong learning. Its vision is to be a destination that serves as a civic space that encompasses the roles of public library, cultural center, and community gathering place. The art feature will be...

Arts Council Seeks Proposals for Four Targeted Initiatives

Arts Council Seeks Proposals for Four Targeted Initiatives...

posted on:Oct 26, 2016

Winston-Salem, NC (October 26, 2016) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking proposals for the following targeted initiatives: Creative Ventures Art in Unexpected Places Early Learning and After-school Enrichment Novant Health Arts and Healing Program For more information about the targeted initiatives click here or contact Dara Silver, Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at 336-747-1426 or dsilver@intothearts.org. These initiatives are designed to encourage new creative endeavors, provide greater access to the arts for everyone in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community, and foster innovative solutions to community needs. “There is an extraordinary range of opportunities available through these four initiatives,” said Dara Silver, Arts Council Grant Program Manager. “ We know that arts...

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Awards Six Mini-Grants

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Awards Six Mini-Grants...

posted on:Sep 30, 2016

    Winston-Salem, NC (September 30, 2016) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced its first round of 2016-2017 grants made through its Wells Fargo Community Enrichment Mini-Grant program.  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.   “These fall mini-grants will bring art experiences to diverse populations and enable unique collaborations in our community.” said Dara Silver, Grant Program Manager for The Arts Council.  “We continue to be inspired by the ideas coming from individuals, community organizations, and businesses...

Arts Council Announces Date for Annual Meeting

Arts Council Announces Date for Annual Meeting...

posted on:Sep 13, 2016

Winston-Salem, NC  (September 9, 2016) —  Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, has announced that The Arts Council’s  annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday,  September 26,  at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem.   “The Annual Meeting is always a highlight of the Arts Council’s year,” said Sparrow.  “We present our awards, give the arts community a detailed update on Arts Council activities, and share our vision going forward, including discussions related to the downtown theatre district. The Arts Council is volunteer driven,” said Sparrow, “and each year countless people contribute to the vibrant and diverse arts scene that makes Winston-Salem a ‘City...

Engaging with the Arts

Engaging with the Arts

posted on: Feb 13, 2017

RFQ for Public Art Commission at the Journal Building

Request for Qualifications The Journal Building Public Spaces Art Proposal Submission Deadline: March 8, 2017  Background and Location The property located on the corner of Marshall and Fifth Streets in downtown Winston-Salem is being developed for mixed use including offices and entertainment. The appointments and finishings will tell a story of the buildings’ history, which is rooted in journalism, media and the printed word. The oldest portion of the building was constructed in the late 1920s in a Georgian revival style.   Despite its look to the past for exterior style, the interior and systems were state-of-the-art for the late 1920s.  It was constructed of a steel frame with concrete fireproofing, a sprinkler system and the latest in printing technology.   A major expansion was made to the building in the late 1950s and was a stylistic departure in the mid-Century modern style of the day.   The final and largest portion of the building was constructed the early 1980s in what could be termed a late modern style with precast concrete panels...

posted on: Feb 9, 2017

Sawtooth School Seeks Executive Director

Sawtooth School for Visual Art Executive Director – Position Overview The Executive Director serves as the chief administrative officer of the Sawtooth School for Visual Art (SSVA) and reports directly to the SSVA Board of Directors.  The Executive Director is responsible for leading and directing the organization, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations.  Primary areas of responsibility include fundraising, personnel, fiscal management, facilities management, program development, strategic planning and public relations. Specific responsibilities include: Manage all fundraising efforts including the annual fund, special events, capital campaigns and other appeals; Guide the ongoing creation and adoption of a strategic plan for SSVA, in concert with the Board of Directors; Routinely report progress to the Board and recommend amended plans as appropriate; Oversee program development that is consistent with the mission of SSVA; Ensure that SSVA programs are delivered in a professional and cost-effective manner; Serve as liaison to the board’s Development Committee to identify, research, and investigate new funding sources, as well as steward existing donors; Perform and coordinate stewardship...

posted on: Feb 7, 2017

Burke Street Food Truck Festival Sponsorship

2017 Burke Street Food Truck Festival Sponsorship Opportunities Please contact: Susan Morris smorris@intothearts.org  The Burke Street Food Truck Festival is excited to be in its fourth year in Winston-Salem. With growth in size, scope, and attendance every year, we strive to make each year bigger- and more importantly better- with each festival we plan and execute. The attendee experience is our top priority and sponsorships are crucial to the success of the festival. Winston-Salem will host the 5th Annual Burke Street Food Truck Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 3pm–8:00pm on Burke Street and part of Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem. In 2016 we introduced the popular VIP hour from 2pm-3pm that offers exclusive access to the trucks an hour before the event is open to the public. VIP passes can be purchased online up to 24 hours in advance of the festival. In addition to approximately 65 food trucks over a half-mile stretch of Burke and Fourth Streets, the festival will include art vendors, live music, a children’s...

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