The National Endowment for the Arts highlights the incredible work of Wilson Arts and its efforts for its art community to recover. Wilson Arts recently received $150,000 in American Rescue Plan grant funding from the NEA to support jobs, operations, health and safety, and marketing.
Formerly known as the Arts Council of Wilson, Wilson Arts has a fifty-year history as a local arts agency, beginning on April 24, 1967. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Wilson County by providing cultural leadership and opportunities in the arts. They fulfill that mission through participatory and passive programming in visual and performing arts disciplines. According to the NEA, "The ARP grant will be a significant investment in the Wilson arts community because it allows recipients the opportunity to subgrant to individual artists and other arts organizations".
to read the full spotlight article written by NEA staff Mary Lieb.