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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’ […]

Arts and Humanities are Essential for We, the People

To all NCWN members, supporters, and friends— Here we go again. The president’s budget proposal for the federal government’s next fiscal year includes the elimination of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the Corporation for National and Community Services (AmeriCorps) and the Corporation for […]

Please Thank Your Representatives

From our friends at ARTS NC: The NC House of Representatives passed HB97, a bill requiring a credit in arts education to be taken anytime in grades 6 – 12, with resounding bipartisan support in a vote of 110 for and 8 against. Essentially the same language as arts ed bills passed by the House […]

Call to Action: Support the NEA

You may have heard in the news that the Trump Administration plans to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. ARTS NC is issuing the first Call to Action (rest assured, there will be more), “to alert our Congress and Senate about this very real threat.” The following program is a template and […]