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Creativity Is Waiting on You: Connect to Your Muse

By Holly Hughes Remember how excited you felt when the rush of a new idea came to you? Or the feeling of victory when you figured out a plot point or character arc? Did you call and tell your critique partner all about it? Then you got busy with the work of writing and maybe, […]

Arts Council Director to Host Arts Program on WHQR

From our friends at the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, generous sponsors of our 2013 and 2017 Fall Conferences: WILMINGTON—WHQR is pleased to announce a new local arts, culture and events program—Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy—to air on HQR News and Classical HQR beginning July 12. Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy will […]

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 […]

Hurricane Resources for the Arts

As Hurricane Florence approaches, our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council have provided the following recommendations for resources for artists and arts organizations. As follows: Resources for Arts Organizations: Americans for the Arts: Visit AFTA’s Disaster Preparedness page to learn more about preparation and disaster relief in collaboration with the National Coalition of Arts […]

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 […]

US Government Releases Proposed Budget for FY 2019

Yesterday, the Trump Administration released their proposed budget for FY 2019. From Americans for the Arts: The Trump Administration’s proposed FY 2019 budget calls for the termination of our nation’s cultural grant-making agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services […]

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 […]