Five Ways the NEA Benefits Charlotte

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Why This Matters: In addition to leading initiatives that support arts and culture at the national level, the work of the NEA directly impacts Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager When Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents think about the National Endowment for the Arts, the first thing that should spring to mind is local impact. It’s understandable if …

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Working Towards Equity in the Cultural Community

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Why This Matters: The work of ASC and the cultural community is vital in helping Charlotte address issues of access, equity, racism and structural exclusion. By Robert Bush ASC President The recent shooting and death of Keith Lamont Scott and the subsequent protests revealed deep-seated issues of access, equity, racism and structural exclusion that lie …

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Performing arts residencies help teachers grow with their students

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By Amy Mitchell Communications Manager Ms. Kathryn Knight has been teaching Pre-Kindergarten for 10 years. “Getting a letter from a parent saying ‘thank you for your patience and courage to invest in my daughter,’” is what keeps her excited to continue her work each day. Visiting her classroom, you know that this parent is right. …

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Wolf Trap’s Early Childhood STEM Learning Through the Arts

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By Akua Kouyate-Tate Senior Director of Education, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts For more than 30 years, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has been a leader in early childhood education. In 2010, we received a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement and study a professional development (PD) …

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The value of the arts to pre-K education

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By Caitlin James ASC Davidson College Impact Fellow Preparing preschool kids to enter kindergarten is Lisa Hix’s job. It’s why she was excited to have the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) North Carolina Wolf Trap program in her classroom this year. The arts-based instruction the program provides helps engage students “who may not be confident …

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