In honor of our anniversary, 50 renowned artists with North Carolina roots wish us a Happy 50th by sharing their North Carolina arts story. Check out www.NCarts50.org for more 50 for 50 artists and our podcast Arts Across NC.
Since 1989, the North Carolina Heritage Award has honored our state’s most eminent artists. Recipients of the Heritage Awards range from internationally acclaimed musicians to folks who quietly practice their art in rural and family settings.
What is a SmART community? One broad definition is that these are communities that use their distinctive arts and cultural assets to revitalize neighborhoods and downtowns, instill a strong sense of place and pride in residents, attract creative workers and cultural visitors, and create sustainable economic development.
The A+ Schools Program is the largest, longest running, most successful arts-based whole-school reform effort in the nation. Since 1995, A+ Schools has been using the arts as a catalyst for creating connections and making school engaging, meaningful and enjoyable places to teach and learn.