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Rockingham County Arts Council’s Grassroots Grants Applications Due – June 30, 2015

April 29, 2015

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Grassroots Grants are investments in the local community, bringing Culture and Arts programming through collaboration and support with funds from the Rockingham County Arts Council and the NC Arts Council.

Grassroots Grants applications provide funding for a variety of arts programs each year throughout the state of North Carolina. As the Designated County Partner of the NC Art Council, the Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, will be accepting Grant Proposals through June 30, 2015.

Organizations that are non-profits or considered non-profits are encouraged to apply, with any questions welcome by the Director.  “Grassroots Grants are an opportunity to fund projects in our community and schools, helping to increase budgets of non-profits. New applicants are invited to contact us, discuss their project and receive assistance with the application. This is not a difficult grant application, though there are several important qualifications and documents needed. ”  Grant applicants should read the guidelines, applications and report to determine if this is a grant that fits their project.

Grant guideline and applications may be found online at (http://artsinrockingham.org/grants-and-programs/grassroots-grants/) and by contacting the RCAC. After applications are collected, a committee selected from Rockingham County will review the proposals. After this review, the Rockingham County Board votes on accepted proposals and organizations are contacted.

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. The program distributes funds for the arts in all 100 counties of the state primarily through partnerships with local arts councils.

Other funding provided through the Rockingham County Arts Council maybe found on the website at (http://artsinrockingham.org/grants-and-programs/).

The Rockingham County Arts Council is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life of Rockingham County. We seek to encourage excellence in the arts and to make fine arts experiences.

Rockingham County Arts Council Announces Deadline for Penland Scholarship for Rockingham County, NC, Residents – Feb. 17, 2015

January 19, 2015

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This full scholarship is an opportunity for Rockingham County, NC, residents to expand their knowledge of visual art through a full scholarship provided by the Glass/Apple Foundation.

The Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, is excited to support this scholarship with Penland School of Crafts. The Glass/Apple Scholarship Fund was established by Ed & Sue Glass and the Apple Foundation, providing one 2-week work-study scholarship for a resident from Rockingham County, NC, at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC. While there are several scholarship opportunities, this opportunity is specifically for Rockingham County residents.

Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center

Application format has been changed from mailing in the forms, images and other information. For 2015 scholarship applications must be made online, using (Slideroom.com), by midnight on Feb. 17, 2015 and must include your letters of reference along with other information. Scholarship applicants pay a nonrefundable $50 processing fee. Applicants will be notified by Apr. 1, 2015.

The Rockingham County Arts Council offers guidance to applicants as to the procedure, online application and has Penland course catalogues available at the Dan River Art Market & Gallery. Please contact us with any questions.

The Rockingham County Arts Council is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life of Rockingham County. We seek to encourage excellence in the arts and to make fine arts experiences available throughout our community.

For further information e-mail to (director@artsinrockigham.org), call 336/349-4039 or visit (www.artsinrockingham.org),

Dan River Art Market & Gallery in Wentworth, NC, Announces Annual Holiday Open House Dec. 6, 2014

November 16, 2014

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Dec. 6, 2014, from 10am-5pm, the Dan River Art Market & Gallery in Wentworth, NC, opens its’ doors to the public to share art, live music, light refreshment and a make-and-take holiday ornament.

The annual Holiday Open House, presented by the Rockingham County Arts Council, celebrates the bounty from the creative local artists in Rockingham County. Each year the Holiday Season presents the perfect opportunity to share a hand-made gift from a local artist. Supporting the local creative economy is a special part of the giving community that is unique to Rockingham County.

“Artists throughout the county are sharing their talents in so many ways and the holiday gift-giving season is a great way to show community support by choosing to #ShopLocal and #BuyRockinghamArt. A unique gift of pottery, a handmade scarf, painted picture, handcrafted jewelry, book by a local author and a CD of music by a local singer/songwriter is a unique gift that will be appreciated for its’ beauty and support! Our artists exhibit artwork and crafts at many of our #SmallBusinesses and gift shops. The Dan River Art Market is a central location with a sampling of our own arts community with a celebratory Holiday Open House.”

Artists are welcome to bring artwork, crafts, books, CD’s and other items that our arts community can purchase for holiday gift-giving to the Art Market by Dec. 4, 2014. Many holiday shoppers are searching for simple gifts that are festive and affordable.

The Holiday Open House celebration will feature live music from ”Chords and Strings” dulcimer group and possibly more live music, along with light refreshments and make-and-take holiday ornaments. Artists will be on hand to demonstrate and can take commissioned orders.

The Dan River Art Market & Gallery will be open Thursdays from 11am-4pm, Fridays 11am-2pm through Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10am-5pm and Dec. 12 from 11am-pm.

This Holiday Season, #ShopLocal and #BuyRockinghamArt !

RCAC is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life in Rockingham County. The Dan River Art Market & Gallery supports local art and artists through exhibition, performance and education.

For more information, to volunteer and exhibit please visit (www.artsinrockingham.org) or call 336/349-4039.

Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, Features Works by Leigh Rodenbough and 2014 Artist Open Studio Tour Raffle

October 9, 2014

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Artist Leigh Rodenbough recently passed on after a battle with cancer. Throughout his illness, Rodenbough remained positive, creative and grateful for the opportunity to spend his retired years pursuing his love of painting. In a recent conversation with the Rockingham County Arts Council, Rodenbough stated that in his career as a lawyer he was able to use one side of his brain, the analytical one and had not had a chance to use the creative side. Painting gave him that opportunity and he believed would keep him balanced.

The paintings of Rodenbough have stories and specific locations attached to them. This backstory adds to the texture that is such a prominent part of his artwork. Many local collectors have Rodenbough’s unique paintings, several of our public buildings contain paintings.

During the Month of October and November, the Rockingham County Arts Council’s Dan River Art Market & Gallery has a collection of paintings, selected just before Rodenbough’s death, on exhibit  to share with the public during the time before and after the 2014 Artist Open Studio Tour (http://artsinrockingham.org/events/studio-tour/). Additionally, Rodenbough has donated a painting as a raffle item.

The Studio Tour Raffle Painting “Whiteside Mountains” will be on view through Rockingham County: 10/7-8 at Home Trust Bank, 10/9-10 at NewBridge Bank and 10/11 at the library in Eden, NC. 10/13-18 in Reidsville, NC, locations and 10/20-25 in Madison, NC, and Mayodan, NC locations.

Throughout his life, Rodenbough donated to many charities, non profits and causes, supporting the community. The Rockingham County Arts Council’s Artist Studio Tour is honored to benefit from his continuing generosity.

The 2014 Artist Open Studio Tour dates are Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, from 1-4pm; Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10am-4pm; and Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1-4pm with a closing reception from 5:30-7:30pm. The Raffle drawing will be around 6:30pm. The public is invited to the entire Studio Tour, featuring over 34 artists at 19 locations throughout Rockingham County.

Maps and more information are available online at (http://artsinrockingham.org/events/studio-tour/studio-tour-map/.org). Printed maps are available at the Tour business sponsors and advertising locations at this link (http://artsinrockingham.org/events/studio-tour/business-sponsors-and-supporters/).

For further info visit the Rockingham County Arts Council
web page at (www.artsinrockingham.org).

Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, Accepting Applications for the 2014-2015 Regional Artists Grant

September 16, 2014

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The Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Regional Artists Grant program. The application deadline is 5pm on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ArtsGreensboro (AG) coordinates the Regional Artists Grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating Arts Councils.

Grants for Regional Artists are designed to support exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary and interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers to pursue projects that further their professional artistic development. Eligible artistic disciplines include music (both classical and contemporary), dance, visual arts (painting, photography, sculpture and pottery), film/video, drama and literature.  Applicants must submit artistic work samples and provide a narrative case for support.

Regional Artists Grants are open to artists living in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties. To be eligible, an artist must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in their art form. Applications may be downloaded from Rockingham County Arts Council’s website at (www.artsinrockingham.org) or by contacting RCAC by calling 336/349-4039 or ArtsGreensboro’s web site at (www.artsgreensboro.org) and 336/373-7523 ext 245.

Regional Artist Grants provide important financial support and recognition for the greater Triad area artists. In 2013-2014, Regional Artist Grants totaled $18,039 to 13 regional artists. This cooperative effort fosters relationships between arts organizations while also encouraging networking between Triad artists.

The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) was founded in August of 1969 as a non-profit arts organization.  The Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Rockingham County Arts Council, Inc. (RCAC) is a private, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that “is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life in Rockingham County.”

Grassroots Grants Applications Available for Rockingham County, NC – Deadline June 30, 2014

May 20, 2014

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Grassroots Grants are investments in the local community, bringing Culture and Arts programming through collaboration and support with funds from the Rockingham County Arts Council and the NC Arts Council.

Grassroots Grants applications provide funding for a variety of arts programs every year throughout the state of North Carolina. As the Designated County Partner of the NC Art Council, the Rockingham County Arts Council will be accepting Grant Proposals through June 30, 2014.

Organizations that are non-profits or considered non-profits are encouraged to apply, with any questions welcome by the Director. “Grassroots Grants are an opportunity to fund projects in our community and schools, helping to increase budgets of non-profits. New applicants are invited to contact us, and discuss their project to help with the application.” Grant applicants should read the guidelines, applications and report to determine if this is a grant that fits their project.

Grant guideline and applications may be found online at (http://artsinrockingham.org/grants-and-programs/grassroots-grants/) and by contacting the RCAC in Wentworth, NC. After applications are collected, a committee will review the proposals and organizations will be contacted.

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. The program distributes funds for the arts in all 100 counties of the state primarily through partnerships with local arts councils.

Other funding provided through the Rockingham County Arts Council maybe found on the website at (http://artsinrockingham.org/grants-and-programs/).

The Rockingham County Arts Council is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life of Rockingham County. We seek to encourage excellence in the arts and to make fine arts experiences

The Deadline for Participation in the Fourth Annual Artist Open Studio Tour in Rockingham County, NC, is May 30, 2014

May 9, 2014

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After the initial Studio Tour Community Meeting in February 2014, suggestions and changes have been initiated to ensure the Tour reaches a greater population for the upcoming 2014 Artist Open Studio Tour. With the deadline on May 30, 2014, for artists and performers to apply and be included in the new and expanded brochure, map and directory, the Tour is allowed more time to “get the word out”. Important information to share are details; what artists will be in which studios and businesses, where performers will share the music, poetry and lectures, identify restaurants and shops included in the Tour and increased notification to involve a greater audience.

The self-guided Studio Tour is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 31, Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. A reception is planned and includes refreshments, live music and a raffle. The raffle funds generate support for the expenses of the project.

Studio Tour chairperson, Bill Moore (of HawkSpirit Studios) has set the date for an upcoming Studio Tour artist and committee meeting on May 20 at 5pm in the Dan River Art Market, 1122 NC Hwy 65 in Wentworth, NC. “Beginning earlier in the year was a suggestion that we all believe will help us get better information out to a larger group of folks in our county and surrounding areas. We all enjoy the Tour, and we make changes every year to improve the experience.” All interested artists, performers and community members are invited to attend.

Artist Applications and guidelines can be found on the Rockingham County Arts Council website, (www.artsinrockingham.org/events/studio-tour/). To participate, artists must be a member of the Arts Council at least with the Arts Supporter level, participate in Rockingham County and participate on a committee. Artists from surrounding areas are welcome to join the Tour in one of the Studio and Business locations. Registrations may be mailed and e-mailed, transactions for membership and artist fees may be paid by check and online. Fees are kept at a minimum to include more artists with the raffle, advertisements and donations underwriting the expenses of advertising and more. All Studios are requested to provide light refreshments, demonstrations and any other appropriate and engaging presentations.

The Studio Tour is designed to bring art patrons, early holiday shoppers, students, performers, literary artists together to enjoy the creative world of local art. The brochure will be available by September 2014 (printed) in many locations and online at the Rockingham County Arts Council website. The Studio Tour is produced by the Rockingham County Arts Council, receiving funding from the NC Arts Council. Additional supporting funds are from the Raffle, local Business advertisements, Business sponsorships and donations from individuals. Any questions and contributions should be directed to the Rockingham County Arts Council.

The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) was founded in August of 1969 as a non-profit arts organization.  The Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Rockingham County Arts Council, Inc. (RCAC) is a private, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that “is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life in Rockingham County.”

Rockingham County Arts Council is Accepting Applications for the 2013-2014 Regional Artists Grant Program – Deadline Nov. 15, 2013

October 22, 2013

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Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Regional Artists Grant program. The application deadline is 5pm on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. ArtsGreensboro (AG) coordinates the Regional Artists Grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating Arts Councils.

Grants for Regional Artists are designed to support exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary and interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers to pursue projects that further their professional artistic development. Eligible artistic disciplines include music (both classical and contemporary), dance, visual arts (painting, photography, sculpture and pottery), film/video, drama and literature.  Applicants must submit artistic work samples and provide a narrative case for support.

Regional Artists Grants are open to artists living in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties. To be eligible, an artist must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in their art form. Applications may be downloaded from Rockingham County Arts Council web site at (www.artsinrockingham.org) or by contacting the RCAC at 336/349-4039. Please contact us with any questions for your grant proposal at 336/349-4039 and e-mail us at (director@artsinrockingham.org). Applications are also available on ArtsGreensboro’s web site at (www.artsgreensboro.org) and by contacting AG at 336/373-7523 ext 245.

Regional Artist Grants provide important financial support and recognition for Triad area artists. In 2012-2013, Regional Artist Grants totaled $18,000 to 11 regional artists. This cooperative effort fosters relationships between arts organizations while also encouraging networking between Triad artists.

The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) was founded in August of 1969 as a non-profit arts organization.  The Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Rockingham County Arts Council, Inc. (RCAC) is a private, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that “is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life in Rockingham County.”

ArtsGreensboro’s largest single source of financial support for its creative community — the only umbrella arts resource funding arts and culture, from internationally recognized programs, community arts projects, and art-in-education initiatives to mission support — with a high priority on access to the arts across all cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds. Visit (www.artsgreensboro.org) for more information.

Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, is Accepting Applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program Subgrants – Deadline June 28, 2013

May 13, 2013

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Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils.

Rockingham County Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Rockingham County.

Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Rockingham County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the North Carolina Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July1, 2013 – May 30, 2014.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Rockingham County Arts Council website at (www.artsinrockingham.org) or may be picked up at the Rockingham County Arts Council office Monday, Thursday &  Friday between 11am-2pm. Rockingham County Arts Council will also mail applications and guidelines upon request. Applications must be received no later than 5pm, June 28, 2013.

Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by Rockingham County Arts Council Board of Directors. Awards are announced in September each year.

Please note: Budget changes by the General Assembly may affect the grant allotment we receive for 2013-2014.  Please consider contacting our representatives and let them know you support funding Grassroots Grants.

RCAC is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life in Rockingham County.

For questions or more information, contact Rockingham County Arts Council by calling 336/349-4039 or e-mail to (info@artsinrockingham.org).

Penland Scholarship for Rockingham County Resident Application Now Available Online

January 23, 2013

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The Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, is pleased to announce applications for a scholarship to Penland School of Crafts for Rockingham County residents is now available online. Interested artists and students can follow this link (http://www.penland.org/classes/summer/summer_scholarships.html) to the Penland website and download the application. Applications are due to Penland no later than 5pm on Feb. 15, 2013. Applicants should be 18 years and older.

Established by Ed and Sue Glass and the Apple foundation, this endowment fund provides one work-study scholarship for a resident of Rockingham County, North Carolina. The scholarship is offered annually.

Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located near Spruce Pine in Mitchell County, North Carolina, northeast of Asheville Penland School of Crafts provides directions to print on their website, as most internet navigation cannot help in this area of our state. Each year, more than 40 percent of Penland’s students receive financial assistance. The Penland School of Crafts was established in 1929.

A list of classes is available online and catalogues are available upon request to Penland. Please contact the Rockingham County Arts Council and Penland School of Crafts for more information and assistance with your application.

The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) is the Focal Point and Umbrella Organization for the Arts and Information a bout the Arts in Rockingham County. Serving as the Designated County Partner with the NC Arts Council, the RCAC provides Grassroots Grant funding, collaborates with the Central Piedmont Regional Hub for the Regional Artist Grant, presents art exhibits and events throughout the year that support all media and maintains the Dan River Art Market and Gallery located in Wentworth, NC. We seek to encourage excellence in the arts and to make fine arts experiences available throughout our community.

For further info contact the Rockingham County Arts Council by calling 336/349-4039 or e-mail to (info@artsinrockingham.org).