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CALL TO ACTION: $0 from Senate- $1M from House- ACT NOW

Oh, for Kerr Scott’s sake . . . $0? Seriously? The ghost of Terry Sanford is going to come back and haunt this state, we don’t start acting right. Y’all know what to do. Sad to say, we’ve gotten a lot of practice at it, these last several years. Call and write your state senators […]

CALL TO ACTION: Contact your NC Senator about the House Budget 

By Ed Southern, Executive Director,  NCWN Our friends at ARTS North Carolina have issued this Call to Action: The NC House of Representatives have approved their budget for the 2019-2021 Biennium and sent it to the Senate for consideration. As the Senate works through their budget, we want you to be aware of arts related funding […]

Charlotte Strong

Just six months ago, our friends at UNC Charlotte invited the Network onto their campus for our Pre-Conference Tailgate. Our 2018 Fall Conference took place just the other side of North Tryon Street. This morning we join with those friends in shock, horror, and outrage, after two people lost their lives to yet another mass […]

Michael McFee Among Recipients of NC Award

On Friday, November 16, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will present the 2018 NC Awards in a ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center. The ceremony begins at 7:00 pm; tickets are still available here. The state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians. The 2018 honorees are […]

New Date Announced for NC Poet Laureate Installation

Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as the new North Carolina Poet Laureate on Monday, December 10, at 4:00 pm. The event takes place at the State Capitol, 1 East Edenton St., in Raleigh. Seating begins at 3:30 pm, and the program will start at 4:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Please note that […]

NEA Receives Funding Increase!

From our friends at Americans for the Arts: We have breaking news out of Washington, D.C. today. Congress has released their final funding plan for FY 2018, and it is great news! Congress is proposing to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) each at $152.8 […]

Arts & Culture Generate $2.12 Billion for NC

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that “spending on arts and culture in Forsyth County is up $20 million since 2010,” according to a study performed by Americans for the Arts, a national non-profit organization. “It is abundantly clear from this benchmark study that arts and culture is an economic driver in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and […]

New White House Budget Confirms Arts Cuts

Yesterday, an e-mail from our friends at Americans for the Arts alerted us that the Trump Administration has released their FY2018 budget, titled A New Foundation for American Greatness. Unfortunately, this administration’s interpretation of “greatness” does not include government-supported arts programs. This so-called “skinny budget” provides just enough money to the National Endowment for the […]

Schools Can Teach Skills, and Arts

Kathryn Stripling Byer is a 2012 inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and a former NC poet laureate. She weighed-in recently on the importance of the arts in education in an op-ed piece for The News & Observer in Raleigh. To read the full op-ed piece, click here. In it, Kay shares a visit […]

Keep Politics Out of Nonprofits

From our friends at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits: Congress is seriously considering legislation to repeal or significantly weaken the longstanding law that requires 501(c)(3) nonprofits to be nonpartisan (sometimes called the “Johnson Amendment”). Politicizing 501(c)(3) organizations would damage the public’s trust in the work of nonprofits and would take money away from nonprofits’ […]