2017-18 REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANTS INFORMATION
DEADLINE OCTOBER 6,2017
Regional Artists Project Grants
This Regional Artist Project grant (RAPG) is funded by the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers & the Greater Plateau, Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Haywood County Arts Council, Jackson County Arts Council, and the Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts & Educational Center, Inc., with matching dollars from the North Carolina Arts Council.
Grants in this consortium are available to artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, and Macon counties. Both individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists (i.e., guitar duo, jazz quartet, bluegrass band) are eligible. An artist must have residence in the region for at least one year to be eligible. Previous RAPG recipients must wait two years before being eligible to reapply. Projects must take place between December 2017 and June 2018.
To apply for funding, fill out the following application and return to the Haywood County Arts Council at 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC. Mailed applications should be sent to Haywood County Arts Council, P.O. Box 306, Waynesville, NC 28786. The deadline for submissions is October 6, 2017. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all artists! We invite you to share your passion and skills to inspire Jackson County youth in the arts!
What is The Catamount School?
Operated by Western Carolina University in partnership with Jackson County Public Schools, The Catamount School is a lab school for 6th, 7th and 8th graders designed to explore innovative teaching approaches and applied learning opportunities in order to help every student discover his or her full academic potential. The Catamount School is located on the campus of Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva.
What is the TCS Enrichment Program?
By accessing resources, students, and personnel at Western Carolina University, community organizations, and local professionals, students will have access to regular music and arts activities, leadership experiences, and mentorship from experts in a variety of fields. These enrichment activities will encourage students to learn more about themselves and others, as well as contribute to the school community.
Enrichment is from 2:00-3:00pm, Monday-Friday, for all three grade levels.
What do we look for in volunteers?
Volunteers are invited to lead one-time workshops or more regularly scheduled lessons in their area of study and/or interest. Enrichment activities should engage students as active learners, and encourage critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and teamwork. Volunteers, whether on campus once or all semester, act as mentors and role models for these young people, and provide an invaluable experience to TCS students.
Volunteers will facilitate activities under the supervision of Catamount School Faculty and Staff at all times.
All volunteers must complete a WCU background check, complete a volunteer application, and sign the TCS Volunteer agreement.
Contact TCS Enrichment Coordinator, Katy Elders, at email@example.com or 828-399-1930. Flexible scheduling and programming!
The Jackson County Arts Council, with help from the North Carolina Arts Council, is a proud sponsor of the entertainment for the Dillsboro Colorfest on October 7, 2017 from 10am until 4pm. Below is the line-up of entertainment and a link for more information about Colorfest