The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from writers of plays, musicals and screenplays (for film, television and video games). Authors must be residents of Wake, Durham or Orange counties. The deadline to apply is October 7, 2019 by midnight.
The primary goal of the Piedmont Laureate program is “to promote awareness and heighten appreciation for excellence in the literary arts throughout the Piedmont region.” The program is dedicated to building a literary bridge for residents to come together and celebrate the art of writing, enriching the lives of all our citizens.
The 2020 Piedmont Laureate will be selected by a committee appointed by the sponsoring agencies. The Laureate will receive a stipend of $6,000 and serve for one year (Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st, 2020). Laureate activities will include presenting readings and workshops, encouraging creative writing, and promoting literature at public events. The Piedmont Laureate 2020 program sponsors are the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County.
To learn more about the Piedmont Laureate program, including guidelines and the application form, visit the program website here or feel free to check out the websites of the other sponsoring agencies. Further information on the Orange County Arts Commission can be found here .
For more information, contact Katie Murray, Orange County Arts Commission via email or by phone at 919-245-2335.