The Artists’ Salon Series is a professional development series for artists, offered free to the community on a quarterly basis. We welcome any suggestions for topics you feel would benefit the arts and artists in Orange County. The next Artists’ Salon, sponsored by the Orange County Arts Commission, will be held on Friday, November 20,… Read More →
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Fall 2015 Orange County Arts Commission grant applications and guidelines are now available. The deadline to apply is by 5 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Please visit the Fall 2015 Grants section of our Applications & Deadlines webpage for detailed information on our Fall 2015 arts grants, including applications and guidelines.
Tap dancer Michelle Dorrance has been earning acclaim and awards for years, but none bigger than the one recently announced. Dorrance, who grew up in Chapel Hill, is one of 24 new fellows of the MacArthur Foundation – a $625,000 grant over the next five years. Now 36, Dorrance grew up dancing at the school… Read More →
2015 Piedmont Laureate James Maxey will read his Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Award nominated short story “Silent as Dust” on the eve of Halloween (7-8 pm, Friday, October 30, 2015) in Hillsborough’s historic Burwell School (319 N. Churton Street). Set in Seven Chimneys, a sprawling, centuries old mansion in a small town in rural… Read More →
Every October, we celebrate the profound impact that the arts have on our lives, our schools, and our nation. As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of National Arts & Humanities Month, we also invite you to join us in celebrating another important milestone – the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. President… Read More →
The Orange County Arts Commission awarded the following nonprofit organizations, schools and individuals with Orange County Arts Grants. These grants support arts programming in Orange County during the Spring 2015 grant cycle for projects taking place from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Grant checks were presented in Chapel Hill during the September 15,… Read More →
Laura Casey, an art educator for 13 years and current teacher at Cameron Park Elementary School in Hillsborough is a champion of arts education. Since 2006, she has received Arts in Education grants from the Orange County Arts Commission to bring performances and artist residencies into her school. Laura recently commented on the value of… Read More →
The design submitted by artist and graphic designer Michael Brady was chosen as the Orange County Arts Commission’s 30th Anniversary Poster. The Arts Commission recently sponsored a design competition for an original poster to celebrate the Arts Commission’s 30th year serving Orange County. Visual artists and graphic designers were invited to submit innovative and visually… Read More →
The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from mystery fiction authors for 2016. Authors must be residents of Wake, Durham or Orange counties. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30th, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. The primary goal of the Piedmont Laureate program is “to promote awareness and heighten appreciation for excellence in the literary arts… Read More →
The Orange County Arts Commission has chosen an oil on canvas by Hillsborough artist Jennifer E. Miller to be on permanent display at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. The Arts Commission received a request from Orange County Emergency Services for an artwork representing Orange County for permanent display in the North Carolina Division of… Read More →