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The Design Assembly was the first interdisciplinary gathering of North Carolina designers. The assembly brought eighty-eight designers, artists, scholars, historians, teachers, and administrators together last May in Asheville. The diversity offered a broad perspective of issues in developing a checklist for social responsibility.
Etta Baker was a Piedmont blues guitarist and singer from Morganton, North Carolina. Wayne Martin and the North Carolina Arts Council initiated the production of Etta Baker: One Dime Blues in 1988. Martin recorded hours of tape of Baker’s music in her home, documentation that will be available for researchers and scholars of traditional music.
The North Carolina Arts Council has faced a number of risks and challenges to support artists across the state. This article covers the history, politics, and direction of public funding of artists in North Carolina.