ORANGE COUNTY, NC (December 29, 2016) – The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) is pleased to announce recipients of the 2016 Fall Arts Grants. The OCAC awarded 23 arts grants, totaling $25,440, to the following projects taking place from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017: 

  • Carrboro Elementary School: North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble and Mike Wiley in-school performances
  • Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association: 6-week Youth Summer Enrichment Program
  • Cedar Ridge High School: Orange County Public Schools’ 2017 Cultural Explosion
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation: Writing workshop with poet Phillip Shabazz at Smith Middle School
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation: Purchase of two Skoogs musical instruments for disabled students at McDougle Elementary School
  • Chapel Hill High School Arts Academy: Residency with performer Kane Smego
  • Chinese School at Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill LIGHTUP Lantern Festival
  • Ephesus Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association: Residency with poet Jaki Shelton Green
  • FRANK Gallery: FRANK: inFocus, Karen Youth and Rogers Road Community Outreach Programs
  • Hillsborough Presbyterian Church: Last Fridays Live Music, Hillsborough
  • Carter Hubbard: Floraffiti public art project, Chapel Hill
  • Mary Scroggs Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association: Paperhand Puppet Intervention in-school performance
  • McDougle Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association: North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble in-school performance
  • New Hope Elementary School: Artist residency coalition project with Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary and Central Elementary Schools
  • North Carolina Symphony Society: Concerts for Orange County/Chapel Hill-Carrboro elementary students
  • Northside Elementary School: School garden bench project
  • Northside Elementary School: Project Playscape
  • One Song Productions: 2017 spring and summer productions
  • Pathways Elementary: All-county elementary Choral Clinic
  • Phillips Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association: North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble and The Beast in-school performances
  • Seawell Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association: Instrument building workshop with Billy Jonas
  • Frances Talenti: Last Fridays Rap’unzel performance, Hillsborough
  • Women’s Voices Chorus: Bridge of Songs Concert

OCAC Arts Grants are annually funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, a department of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and the Orange County Board of County Commissioners.

For more information about OCAC’s Arts Grants, visit www.artsorange.org  or contact Katie Murray, director of the Orange County Arts Commission, at 919.245-2335 or kmurray@orangecountync.gov.