Up & Coming Weekly

September 06, 2022

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14 UCW SEPTEMBER 7 - 13, 2022 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM eater companies, music groups, museums and other arts programs recently received grants from the Arts Council of Fayetteville- Cumberland County, many to support their 2022-23 performance seasons. Other nonprofit groups and individual art- ists received "mini grants" for arts projects through December. Bob Pinson, interim president and CEO of the Arts Council, said in a news release that the funding is being channeled to a broad spectrum of arts organizations. "… We are reaching deeper into previously underserved areas of our community as evi- denced by the many new applicants this year," Pinson said. In 2021-22, the Arts Council distributed almost $1 million in grants to Cumberland County arts and cultural nonprofit organiza- tions, artists and municipalities, according to the release. eater companies e Gilbert eater received a $30,000 grant to support its new season. e shows sched- uled for 2022-23 are "e Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "e Sound of Music," "e Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," "All in the Timing," and "[title of show]." "As we sprint toward our 30th season, I can only hope that we are able to secure and expand the legacy left to us by Lynn Pryer," Artistic Director Lawrence Carlisle III said in a news release. Pryer was the founder of Gilbert eater. Sweet Tea Shakespeare received a $27,500 grant for its new season. e funding, accord- ing to a news release, includes Green Tea, a Shakespeare com- pany for youths. Sweet Tea's upcom- ing season includes "Richard III," which will run in October in Raleigh; "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," set for January in Fayetteville; "Twelfth Night," set for June in Fayetteville; "Jane Eyre," June in Raleigh; and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," July in Raleigh. e Cumberland County Public Library received a $9,000 grant for its 14th annual Cumberland County Storytelling Festival, scheduled March 1-31. "Storytelling and music allow for listeners of all ages to use their imagination as they explore, discover and learn," library director Faith Phillips said in a news release. Museums and galleries Cape Fear Studios was awarded a $7,200 grant to help with a 32nd season of art exhibi- tions that include the National 2D competi- tion, Alpha Romeo Tango call for military artists and Cabin Fever, among others. A $3,500 cultural tourism grant will support "Courage & Compassion: e Legacy of the Bielski Brothers," a temporary exhibit at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. "On loan from the Florida Holocaust Mu- seum, 'Courage and Compassion' is a multi- media exhibition showcasing the heroic efforts of three brothers who helped save more than 1,200 people from the Nazis dur- ing World War II while taking refuge in the for- ests surrounding Novogrudok, Be- larus," says Renee Lane, executive director of the downtown mu- seum, in a news release. "e Bielski brothers led the group in acts of sabotage and defense against the Nazis and through their leadership the group survived starvation, harsh winters and the threat of Nazis and their collabora- tors." e exhibit is on loan until Nov. 3. "Given world events in eastern Europe," Lane says, "it is very timely." e Museum of the Cape Fear Histori- cal Complex Foundation was awarded an $11,000 grant to support its "History LIVE! at the 1897 Poe House" series, which includes historical re-enact- ments, artist dem- onstrations, musical performances and live theater. In addi- tion, the museum was awarded $5,000 for its monthly "History- to-Go" kits, which are free for children who visit the museum. "e Arts Council grant makes it pos- sible for us to provide engaging historical entertainment by incorporating living histo- rians, artists and performers representing the diversity of our community and our collec- tive history. Grant funds and other donations allow us to offer this programming for free or at minimal cost to the public," History LIVE! coordinator Megan Maxwell said in a news release. Other museum programs supported by the Arts Council grant include "Hallowe'en Revels: Theater companies, musicians, museums among groups receiving Arts Council grants a CityView Today STAFF REPORT NEWS e Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County distributed almost $1 million in grants to local arts and cultural nonprofit orga- nizations, artists and municipalities in 2021-22. (Photo by Dawson Jarman)

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