The Windgate Charitable Foundation awarded the liberal arts college a $2.1 million grant to enhance its art department, with the intent of making Western North Carolina a recognized center for craft study.
The three-year grant will provide the department with studio craft and material arts and foster a closer partnership between Warren Wilson and The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.… Read more
Yes, the quotes in the title are on purpose. Caroline Shaw, who was born and raised in Greenville, NC, won the Pulitzer Prize for classical music last month. The only problem is that Shaw doesn’t consider herself a composer.
She told the New York Times, “That’s what’s awkward about this whole thing: that’s not really what I call myself.” Shaw is a violinist who started playing when she was 2-years-old and has been playing in New York for years. At 30 years old, she is the youngest person – and one of few women – to win the prize.… Read more
What’s not to love about Empty Bowls? It’s a fundraiser that helps feed people in need — and your donation comes with a good meal of soup plus a homemade bowl as a memento. There was an incarnation of the fundraiser at Jackson Middle School in Greensboro tonight.
The NEA grants I wrote about yesterday also include $59,000 for a sculpture park in Wilson for Hollis Simpson‘s whirligigs. I fell in love with these things during a tour with Juan Logan, who is helping match color with the restoration project.
Wilson is an old tobacco town that has strong infrastructure from busier days but has experienced tough times. Wilson is lucky to have Simpson, whose works attract people from all over. When I was there, a woman from Connecticut drove through on her way to Florida just because she wanted to see the whirligigs.… Read more
Despite the sequester and the automatic 5% Federal budget reduction, the National Endowment for the Arts has announced $26.3 million in grants. North Carolina has two projects, including:
… Raleigh won a $40,000 grant for Structures for Inclusion 14, a national conference on public service architecture and community design , and Charlotte got $40,000 for the Mint Museum of Art Inc. for documentation and digitization of the museum’s collection. [Miami Herald]
The other day was the panel discussion at Green Hill where old-time New York art worlders advised young artists to come to New York (or at least a major art center). The advice was mixed about how long to stay or where specifically to go. But the message from everyone was that you need to spend time in the center.
Paddy at ArtFCity has the opposite advice: Don’t go to New York.
Her reasoning is financial as well as about 21st-Century connectedness.… Read more
Applying for grants? Interested in what’s happening around you? Check out Creative Capital’s On Our Radar:
… a searchable database featuring nearly 400 projects that advanced to the second or third round in last ye4ar’s highly competitive Film/Video and Visual Arts grant round. Although these projects were not ultimately funded, we feel they are projects to watch, and we invite you to explore them. This site will be online until August 31, 2012.… Read more