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.
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.
A+ Schools of North Carolina 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.