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NC Arts Council Community Arts Internship Application Deadline May 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

We received this e-mail at Carolina Arts – it’s about a couple of paid jobs!!!!! Act fast!

Here’s the news:

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The North Carolina Arts Council, in Raleigh, NC, is accepting applications for two paid internships with local arts councils or arts centers through Monday, May 3, 2010.

This opportunity provides two individuals with a three-month intensive internship with one of North Carolina’s local arts councils or arts centers under the supervision of the executive director or staff member who will help the intern design a training program within the spectrum of community arts administration.

Interns receive a $5,000 stipend to cover living expenses. The intensive, supervised program is designed to introduce community arts administration skills including learning organizational structure, planning, fundraising, grant writing, financial management, marketing, programming, publicity and promotion, and building interagency relationships.

The specific location is based in part on interns’ expressed interests and the nature of the operations of the host organizations. Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate a strong interest in a career in community arts administration.

About 75 percent of internship recipients have eventually been placed in full-time arts positions.

Internships are scheduled for a three month period between September 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011. For guidelines, visit (www.ncarts.org/grants_category.cfm?ID=33).

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, application and narratives and a list of three references by Monday, May 3, 2010.  Download an application at (www.ncarts.org./elements/docs/internshipapplication.pdf).

Further questions about the internships should be directed to Katherine Reynolds, NC Arts Council program assistant, by calling 919/807-6505 or e-mail to (katherine.reynolds@ncdcr.gov).

The North Carolina Arts Council works to make North Carolina The Creative State where a robust arts industry produces a creative economy, vibrant communities, children prepared for the 21st century and lives filled with discovery and learning. The Arts Council accomplishes this in partnership with artists and arts organizations, other organizations that use the arts to make their communities stronger, and North Carolinians – young and old – who enjoy and participate in the arts. For more information visit (www.ncarts.org).

The NC Arts Council is a division of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency dedicated to the promotion and protection of North Carolina’s arts, history and culture. For further info visit (www.ncculture.com).

Artistic Encounters in Waynesville, NC – June 19 2009

Monday, June 15th, 2009

I received this press release from the Waynesville Gallery Association in Waynesville, NC, about a new event they are presenting called Artistic Encounters.

The press release stated:

There’s a new event in town, Artistic Encounters, a kaleidoscope of imaginative expression to be enjoyed in gift shops, galleries, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts in and around Waynesville, NC. It begins Friday evening, June 19, 2009, from 6-9pm with Artist’s Appetizers and continues through Saturday, June 20, 2009, until 5pm. The event features painting, drawing, weaving, and jewelry in the making. Stroll through bookstores and coffee shops for sweet surprises. Tour the new dinner club. Stay in the local bed and breakfasts and savor local flavors. From chocolate to fiber, there will surely be something created just for you. For the children, there will be face painting and games in the local toy store. From Main Street to Historic Frog Level artwork of all mediums will spill out into the sidewalk. Look for sunflower posters at participating businesses.

For more information about Artistic Encounters call 828-452-9284.

Info Offered At Carolina Arts’ Website

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

I just finished loading up some info to our website at Carolina Arts Online.For years we’ve been receiving e-mails about all sorts of things going on in the visual art community of the Carolinas. This is stuff we don’t and wouldn’t have room for in the printed version of the paper – like the results of juried shows which have taken place. These pages are very popular with artists. They like seeing their names as winning awards or being included in juried show or to see who got in when they didn’t. We have these results going back ten years.

Then there is our ART NEWS section. It carries all kinds of info about the visual arts. Here you can find out info about lectures being offered, dated call for enties for juried show, dated opportunities (for all kinds of things) and news about artists, art administrators, and arts organizations. We get this kind of info on a regular basis and we try to post it as soon as we can, but it does take a backseat to the printed paper. And, sometimes people don’t give us much time to let you know about things before the deadline is up.

We also receive info about art groups’ meetings, fundraisers, and tours.

I just wanted some of our blog readers to know a little bit more about what can be found on our website. Some of you may have known about this, but some may not have known. So, now you do.

Charlotte’s New African-American Arts + Culture Center

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Scheduled to open in the fall of 2009, the new Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, named in honor of the former Charlotte mayor and civic leader, will replace the Afro-American Cultural Center located in the former Little Rock AME Zion Church, at 401 North Myers Street in Charlotte, NC. The new four-story, 44,000-sq. ft. arts center will be located in Charlotte’s Center City with the new Mint Museum and the Bechtler Museum – scheduled to open sometime in 2010.

But, while the new center is still under construction the supporters of this project are conducting the “New Beginnings Founders Campaign”. You can learn all about that campaign on the Cultural Center’s website (www.aacc-charlotte.org).

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Part of that campaign is a special offer for your chance to own a limited edition lithograph by Jonathan Green, a South Carolina native, who is known worldwide for his colorful work which depicts the everyday life of African-Americans in the Carolina Lowcountry. The image, titled Farm Woman is currently being produced by Master Printmakers Joseph Kleineman and Maureen Turci at Mojo Portfolio, Union City, New Jersey. Kleineman and Turci have produced many of Romare Bearden’s, Elizabeth Catlett’s and Jacob Lawrence’s most popular prints.

Green will donate 75 of the 100 limited edition lithographs to the Gantt Center’s Founders Campaign. The image will be released in mid to late Jan. 2009. The size of the image will be 22” x 30” with white margins on all sides. Each of the prints will be signed and numbered by the artist. The Campaign would like to offer this wonderful image to you at the pre-release price of $3,500. Details about this opportunity can be found on the Center’s website (http://www.aacc-charlotte.org/JGreen_form.asp).

The great thing about this opportunity is that you will not only get a wonderful limited edition lithograph by Jonathan Green, but you’ll also be supporting this new cultural center. So what will you be exactly supporting – you ask. Well, here’s some of the details on the new center.

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Support of the new Gantt Center will be used in many ways including: Staging of excellent fine art exhibitions and related programming activities in the Center’s three exhibition galleries; Development of innovative arts and education programs for school-aged children; Development of a year-round arts, culture and history lecture/seminar series; Development of collaborative exhibitions and academic exchanges with regional and national museums and arts organizations; Summer camps, art classes and enrichment programs for public school children; and Support for theater productions, film presentations and educational workshops.

Commitments have been secured from the following arts organizations to participate in Gantt Center programming including: Spelman College Museum of Fine Art – Atlanta, GA; The Museum of Arts and Design – New York, NY; The National Museum of African-American History and Culture – Washington, DC; Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The National Gallery – Washington, DC; and the University of Maryland David Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture – College Park, MD.

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So it’s almost like having a national African-American cultural center in the Carolinas. We won’t have to travel to other places to see great works of art by African-Americans – it will travel to us – right here in the Carolinas.

For further information about this project, the Founders Campaign or the lithograph by Jonathan Green, contact Patrick Diamond, Director of Development, at 704/374-1565, ext. 25 or e-mail to (patrick@aacc-charlotte.org).