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Story by Kyesha Jennings

Following in the footsteps of Black feminist intellectuals such as Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and Gwendolyn Brooks, Alexis Pauline Gumbs discusses being awarded a creative writing fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

A North Carolina Historic Highway Marker. Text reads "Bennett College Methodist. Begun 1874; reorganized as woman's college, 1926. Named for Lyman Bennett of Troy, N.Y. Campus 2 bl. S."

North Carolina Arts Council

The National Endowment for the Arts announced its first round of recommended awards for the fiscal year 2022, totaling nearly $33.2 million, $540,000 of which was awarded to 28 North Carolina grant recipients.

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North Carolina Arts Council

Celebrate Black History Month with the North Carolina Arts Council as we recognize the achievements and influence of Black cultural workers and creatives throughout our state.

North Carolina Arts Council

The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced $57,750,000 in grant funding from the American Rescue Plan to arts organizations to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. 

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North Carolina Arts Council

In its continued effort to support the arts sector through the pandemic, the North Carolina Arts Council distributed $7.9 million in grant funds to arts organizations and artists across the state in FY21-22. The source of these funds was a combination of state, federal, and private dollars. The Arts Council awarded 378 grants in 12 categories.

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