Today the North Carolina Arts Council announced that $100,000 will be distributed as grants to 17 nonprofit arts organizations of color. Recipients of the awards and other North Carolina arts organizations of color are invited to attend the BIPOC Arts Equity Forum, a virtual event that will be presented on Friday, November 20, from 2–4 p.m. (BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.)
To observe National Arts in Education Week, we asked a group of arts educators to reflect on the triumphs and challenges of teaching the arts this year. Their responses exemplify the dedication and ingenuity of North Carolina’s arts teachers and give us a deeper understanding of why arts instruction is critically important during this time of struggle. We kick this series off with two interviews with arts educators at Northwest School of the Arts, in Charlotte. We will publish new installments of this series on our blog all week.