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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.

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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. 

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North Carolina Arts Council

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Alando Mitchell leading A Drummer's World in a rehearsal inside a gymnasium

Samuel Gerweck

A Drummer’s World was conceived in a dream. One night in 2006 founder Alando Mitchell fell asleep thinking about ways he could support and empower youth in Goldsboro. He woke up the next morning with the vision of starting a drumline. That same morning, he went over to the Goldsboro YMCA and pitched his idea. The dream soon became reality.

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