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The Latest from Arts North Carolina

I received the following from Arts North Carolina today: what happened… We had an amazing Arts Day. On the same day, the House General Government Chair proposed a budget that cut grants programs of the North Carolina Arts Council by 23%. Arts advocates were outraged and wrote/spoke in record breaking numbers. Representative John Torbett supported […]

Call to Action

This morning I received the following message from Arts North Carolina: North Carolina Arts Council Grants Funding – Take Action Now Arts North Carolina believes that funding for the grants programs of the North Carolina Arts Council is in jeopardy. Emails must be sent by everyone to all members of the House and Senate General […]

More on the Arts in NC

This morning I received an e-mail from ARTS North Carolina, the arts advocacy group based in Raleigh.  I’ve pasted text from the e-mail below, but these figures particularly caught my eye: Our fight is for $6.6 million in grants funding that is allocated to all 100 counties through the North Carolina Arts Council’s grants programs. […]

What a Way to Start a Sunday

The above-the-fold, front page headline staring at me from this morning’s Winston-Salem Journal reads: NONPROFITS’ FUNDING IN JEOPARDY As I said here earlier, all of us in North Carolina have a burden to bear.  It’s easy, though, to place an undue share of that burden on nonprofits, especially nonprofits involved in the arts. You must […]

North Carolina Citizens’ Network

Last week the North Carolina General Assembly received Governor Perdue’s proposed 2011-13 budget, which included a 10% cut in grants funding to the North Carolina Arts Council.  The leadership of both the state House and Senate have said they don’t feel the governor’s budget cuts deeply enough, across the state government, and they may well […]

“How to Write a Sentence” and Other Wednesday Links

Welcome to Wednesday. For those of you not in the Triad (or the Triad’s media market), Winston-Salem’s NPR station (WFDD) yesterday morning broadcast an interview with Press 53 founder Kevin Watson, and interview you can listen to here.  Press 53 will celebrate its 5.3-year anniversary with a party in downtown WS on Saturday.  (On Friday, […]