From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council:
The Ashe County Arts Councilin West Jefferson is one of 11 presenting organizations sharing $15,869 in Literary Arts Grants funding from South Arts for the 2012-2013 season. The Literary Arts Grants program offers organizations the opportunity to receive financial support to engage writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry who reside outside of the presenter’s state. Support is awarded to literary projects that contain both a public reading and an educational component such as a writing workshop.
South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. For more information, visit www.southarts.org.