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Summer Sleuths Writing Competition

Summer Sleuths Writing Competition

Join Summer Sleuths this summer for advice on writing mystery fiction from North Carolina’s 2016 Piedmont Laureate and a writing contest for young writers ages 9-12. 

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Students Paint Pictures with Words

Kelly Starling Lyons is a writer and a teaching artist, helping children see the value in their own stories and giving them the tools to share their stores with an audience.

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2016 Congressional Art Contest Now Open

United Arts is pleased to work with Rep. David Price’s office in the annual Congressional Arts Competition for high school students in the 4th U.S. Congressional District.

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Wake County's Creative Sector Continues to Grow

On January 13, the United Arts Council released the second installment Creative Vitality Index (CVI) score for Wake County at its sixth annual State of Arts and Culture in Wake County meeting at the NC Museum of Art.

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United Arts Pilots 2015-2016 H.S. Master Classes in Arts

Tenor Jason Karn had an opening message for the men’s ensemble at Athens Drive High School as he led the first high school Master Class sponsored by the United Arts Council. He told them, “Art teaches us to look at the world differently.”

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Impact on the Arts

What role does the public sector have in the arts? Read United Arts President/CEO Eleanor Oakley's guest blog post for Armstrong McGuire to gain some insight into this important and timely issue.

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Top Six ARTS Day Takeaways

Top Six ARTS Day Takeaways

Last week, United Arts Council staff and one board member participated in ARTS Day, comprised of one conference day and one legislative day, organized annually by ARTS North Carolina. If you haven’t been, I’ll share my top six takeaways. If you have been, I’ll help you relive the experience.

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Now, More Arts Education

In December 2015, the US Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind as the signature piece of national education legislation. The new law includes the arts alongside math and language arts in its definition of a "well-rounded education."

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Awards Recognize Community Support for the Arts

Clearly, it is award season.  People’s Choice, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Oscars….just to name a few this month and next. At United Arts, we give out awards in January as well.  Ours go to individuals and companies who deserve recognition for their long service—both financial and personal--to our arts community in Wake County.  

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Piedmont Laureate Program Celebrates the Art of Writing

United Arts—together with the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council and the Orange County Arts Commission—have sponsored  the Piedmont Laureate in 150 appearances over the last seven years. Piedmont Laureate James Maxey (science fiction/fantasy) will be wrapping up his 2015 appointment at an event in Durham on Dec. 2.

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Bluegrass in Wake schools

So it is September. Do your thoughts turn to football, tailgating, festivals and fall color? At United Arts, ours turn to the sound of bluegrass music.  

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