The Watauga County Arts Council was proud to have been able to award Grassroots Grants to several wonderful local organizations for the past fiscal year (2012-2013). These funds are allocated by the North Carolina Legislature through the North Carolina Arts Council. Local matching funds which bring these grants to Watauga County are provided by the Watauga County Commissioners. Please let them know how much you appreciate these fine programs and their support of the arts in our community!
Mountain Alliance received $900 to fund a photography project for 13-18 year old students…including a wonderful field trip to Penland!
Watauga Community Band received funding to expand their mission to include a wider range of musicians, expand the offerings by their smaller musical groups through the community, and to develop their website. Their grant was for $800.
Boone Kiwanis received a grant for $800 which will help to support the end of the 2012 Summer Concert Series and the first three weeks of the 2013 series through artist honorariums.
Ensemble Stage has been awarded $1,500 to assist with production expenses for the first production of their 2013 Mainstage Professional Summer Season, “Searching For Eden.”
Watauga County Library is Digging into Music with Eya! Afrolachian Drum and Dance with their $400 grant.
Appalachian Diversity Celebration exposes the community to cultures and experiences they may not get the chance to experience otherwise with their $1,000 grant.
Daniel Boone Native Gardens is receiving $640 for a watercolor class for all ages as part of National Garden Week, featuring subject matter in the Daniel Boone Gardens with art being displayed at the Symposium on Wildflowers the following Saturday.
Daniel Boone Native Gardens is also receiving a $350 grant for a free “strolling photography” workshop at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens with a local professional photographer.
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) is receiving $888 for an educational and entertaining old-time mountain music exhibit in its Historic Objects Gallery, which will be augmented by a a free old-time mountain music Community Family Day.