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Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities

The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has chosen Asheville Wordfest of Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN) to receive the first Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities.

2010 Linda Flowers Literary Award Recipient Announced

Traci Lazenby Elliot of Asheboro, NC, is the 2010 Linda Flowers Literary Award recipient for her short story “Legacy,” which will appear in the Winter-Spring issue of North Carolina Conversations

 

Position Opening: Director of Development

The North Carolina Humanities Council seeks a Director of Development. The Director ofDevelopment is responsible for building a strong financial base and increasing the resourcesavailable for the Humanities Council for its work to create and strengthen opportunities forpublic humanities programs for the citizens of North Carolina. Primary responsibilities includebuilding relationships with partners throughout the state; implementing and devising newfundraising strategies to support the Annual Fund; grants research and writing; donor prospectresearch and follow-up; and legislative lobbying.

New Harmonies in Appalachia

On September 25, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music opens for a six-week stay in Mars Hill, home to the “Minstrel of the Appalachians” Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Festivities at Mars Hill College include traditional Appalachian dance, Rob Amberg photo display, Pickin’ and Poetry on the Porch, and Searching for the Real Thing in America Music, a Humanities Council Teachers Institute seminar.

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New Harmonies Exhibit Comes to Goldsboro

New Harmonies:  Celebrating American Roots Music, an exhibit hosted by the Arts Council of Wayne County and presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution opens on Saturday, August 7. Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with a “guitar-string-cutting” and continue until 8:00 p.m. with docent-guided tours of the exhibit and live music outdoors.

Humanities Council Invests $58,950 in Eight Cultural Projects Statewide

During the June 2010 grant cycle, the North Carolina Humanities Council awarded $58,950 in grants for public humanities projects. All funded programs are free and open to the public. Awards included:  

$10,000 to the Ashe County Arts County and Ashe County Public Library for “On the Same Page Literary Festival”

$9,430 to the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe for “Haliwa Indian School Documentation Project, Phase II”

Fred Chappell to Receive Caldwell Award

The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council have chosen North Carolina author and educator Fred Chappell as the recipient of the 2010 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the state’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Music Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Asheville Wordfest, Recipient of the 2010 Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities

The Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities honors outstanding, imaginative, and significant work that reflects, affirms, and promotes the mission and vision of the North Carolina Humanities Council. The award celebrates substantial involvement by a project sponsor or individual in inspiring and developing activities in the public humanities that invite active collaboration by a wide range of community partners.

$59,581 Invested in Cultural Projects

The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded $59,581 in grants for public humanities projects.

Projects supported by the North Carolina Humanities Council are vital to its commitment to serve as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life. Through grants and public programs, the Humanities Council facilitates the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.

Katey Schultz Receives Literary Award

The North Carolina Humanities Council announces Katey Schultz as the recipient of the annual Linda Flowers Literary Award. “Amplitude” was among more than eighty entries of original poetry, prose, and nonfiction submitted to the North Carolina Humanities Council. The award celebrates outstanding writing that shows a deep connection to the people of North Carolina and illuminates in a vital way their distinctive stories and voices. “Amplitude” will appear in the winter-spring 2010 issue of North Carolina Conversations, the magazine of the North Carolina Humanities Council.