Chris Chappell, puppeteer, used a professional development grant to attend a puppet workshop in North Texas.
This FUN, hands-on professional development program gives teachers the opportunity to learn from the BEST teaching artists about ways to engage students in active learning.
There will be a workshop in proximity to each participating county (Franklin, Johnston, Vance, Wake and Warren) beginning in January, 2017.
Thanks to the wonderful volunteers, board members, artists and school representatives who made this year’s Cultural Arts Booking Fair a huge success!
In June, the Arts Integration Institute provided 41 classroom and arts teachers from 13 Wake County elementary schools with tools, lesson plans and inspiration to integrate the arts into the curriculum.
Sculptor Paris Alexander recently wrapped up a residency at the Lucy Daniels Center in Cary supported by a United Arts Council school project grant.
Recently, Arts Learning Community for Universal Access participants shared their experiences from the past year as they gained understanding about issues affecting people with disabilities and made strides toward universal access.
Twenty teachers from around Wake County participated in the third Arts Integration workshop in this year’s series, entitled “Quilting the Curriculum,” led by Barbi Bailey-Smith and Mimi Herman.
What happens when you mix architecture, vintage German toys, movement and mechanics?
Important Workshop Dates and Application Deadlines are now available for those interested in applying for one of our program grants.
On Saturday, December 5, 16 elementary school teachers and administrators participated in an Arts Integration Workshop held at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
What gets you in the holiday spirit? At Lynn Road Elementary School, Yvette Lewis and the annual opera residency she leads for first graders as part of the Artists in Schools program does it.
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.”
Anita Burroughs-Price boarded an airplane to Vancouver, Canada, with excited anticipation in 2011.
Founded in 1967, the North Carolina Arts Council grew out of the national statewide arts movement inspired by the concept of “arts for all citizens.”
Many area arts organizations share similar goals and visions; they also face similar challenges.
Join us for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?—three fun and original evenings with wonderful artists and performances—to the support arts education!
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.
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."
Once every five years United Arts administers the Wake County portion of the Americans for the Arts Arts & Economic Prosperity study. More than 100 communities nationwide are taking part in this statistical study of how the nonprofit arts sector impacts the community’s economy.
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.
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.