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 →
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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 →
Online applications are now available for the 2016 Emerging Artists Grant Program. The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore… Read More →
Two art students from Orange High School have received national recognition for their art work.Skyler Paschall and Jillian Owens were selected as first- and second-place winners, respectively, in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for North Carolina’s Sixth District.U.S. Representative Mark Walker, who represents the district that includes a portion of Orange County, made the announcement… Read More →
EVERY student deserves a complete, competitive, excellent education that includes the arts.”There is no such thing as a well-rounded education without the arts,” said Tom Forcella, Superintendent of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, in an April 5, 2015 op-ed entitled “Arts Essential to Quality Education” in the Chapel Hill News that advocated for arts education… Read More →
James Maxey, a speculative fiction author in Hillsborough, has been selected as the 2015 Piedmont Laureate. Mr. Maxey will appear at various workshops, reading programs and speaking engagements throughout Durham, Orange and Wake counties. Co-sponsored by the Orange County Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council,City of Raleigh Arts Commission & United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake… Read More →
Orange County’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates $85.4 Million in Economic Activity and Supports 3,352 Jobs Annually According to Americans for the ArtsArts Industry Returns $8.0 Million in Revenue to Local and State Coffers WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $85.4 million in annual economic activity in Orange County, NC… Read More →