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for NC Arts Vol. 12 Issue 1, Fall 1997
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North Carolina Arts Council became an official state agency on April 11, 1967, and unprecedented growth in the arts began. Executive Director Mary Regan discusses how the arts have changed over the past thirty years. Many of the changes have related to organization development, government support, culture, and community collaboration.
The North Carolina Arts Council is leading an economic development and cultural preservation initiative for western North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail will serve communities that want to highlight their own cultural heritage as an economic development strategy. By focusing on the region’s most compelling stories, communities can attract tourists to experience distinct traditions.
The Grassroots Arts Program was established in 1977 to insure money for each North Carolina County, linking money for the arts to community development and placing decision-making on the local level. The program became a model for community arts development in the United States.
An event called “When Visions Collide: A Seminar on Ethics as Tools for Resolving Issues in the Arts” was held in Raleigh last week. Speakers at the event discussed various ethical conflicts and dilemmas that occur in the arts.
The Art for Public Spaces Bill was introduced in the North Carolina Senate in mid-march. The bill calls for one-percent of the construction costs for new and remodeled state properties to be used for art. While modifications were made in the new legislation to make the program stronger, valuable and effective elements in the former Artworks for State Buildings Program were left intact.
The North Carolina Arts Council is part of a seven-state consortium collaborating on the development and tour of an exhibition of contemporary Mexican visual artists. Mexico Now: Point of Departure acknowledges and honors the growing population of Mexican-Americans living in the state.