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A group photo of The Beautiful Project Artists

Sandra Davidson

Based in Durham, The Beautiful Project is an arts collective on a mission to empower Black women and girls to use the tools of photography, writing, and community to tell authentic stories that will revolutionize the way the world sees Black women and girls.

A photo of Vincent Marron with the A+ Schools logo next to it

Michelle Burrows

Vincent Marron, the first executive director of A+ Schools of North Carolina, died on January 22 at the age of 85. 

graphic image of a document with the North Carolina arts council's logo and request for qualifications

North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council is developing a pilot program that will advance diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) in nonprofit arts organizations across the state. The Arts Council asks independent organizational consultants or firms with specific expertise in mitigating unconscious bias and advancing DEAI in organizations to submit their qualifications to support this pilot program.

Graphic that reads North Carolina Arts Council Grant Applications Now Open

North Carolina Arts Council

In its continued effort to support the arts sector through the pandemic, the Arts Council streamlined its grant offerings for the coming year to address two main priorities: to distribute flexible funding as widely as possible to arts organizations and artists, and to support projects that benefit underserved communities in the state.

Tre’ McGriff, Executive Director of the Charlotte based CineOdyssey Film Festival | Photo Credit: Gwendolyn Glenn, WFAE

Sandra Davidson

The concept of “representation matters” boils down to the idea that the stories we tell and are told are models for the lives we believe we are able to lead. It is a theme that has long captured the attention and defined the work of Tre’ McGriff, director of CineOdyssey Film Festival, in Charlotte.