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North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Writers’ Network will host its first in-person spring conference since 2019 on Saturday, April 23. This year's conference is a hybrid model. Registered participants will have the option to attend the conference in person at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro or virtually.

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North Carolina Arts Council

Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet returns to the stage after a four-year hiatus. On April 11–24, the dance company will be in residence at the Hyers Theatre and present its Spring Revival. The program will present excerpts from the company’s stage and film repertoire and feature guest artists from in and around the Greensboro community.

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Story by Brenna McCallum

Although converting school classrooms and after-school programs into virtual iterations was necessary to keep children and families safe from the virus, it was also highly disruptive and, for many, isolating. Routines were upended, and parents and children alike struggled to maintain not only the day-to-day motions of life but also their mental well-being. Arts organizations jumped in to help with whatever resources they had.

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North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is celebrating 50 years as a state cabinet-level agency.

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Story by Brenna McCallum

In March 2020, everything changed. Organizations were forced to be creative, and despite the hardships, there were benefits. Online platforms offered an opportunity to connect with audiences regardless of the distance, and arts organizations got inventive by generating virtual programming that sustained both audiences and artists. Live performances and exhibitions were presented in new, sometimes untraditional spaces, creating fresh experiences for the participants. Many organizations that were forced to change their practice report that their innovations opened up new creative possibilities that will last beyond the pandemic.