A Letter from Our Board President...
January 20, 2012
Dear Patron of the Arts:
The primary goal of the Community Council for the Arts is to enrich the quality of life for the people of Lenoir County as well as eastern North Carolina. We accomplish this in a variety of ways through grants and community partnerships. However, there are no grants to assist with the general operations of the facility and organization. Ninety (90%) percent of our operating income is derived from the private sector through several means including rental of our facility for community events, workshops and classes, fundraisers, gift shop and gallery sales and our annual membership campaign.
There is no other community based arts center in the eastern part of our state that has brought the caliber of programming as well as international flare to our region. We assist the community through education, enhancement, economic development and tourism efforts. YOUR support, new or continued, will ensure that this level of excellence and cultural enrichment will continue to enhance our community.
We ask that you become a pARTner with us in the ARTS and join us in changing lives by living the arts in Lenoir Co. through the renewal of your annual membership or by becoming a member today!
Vickie Robinson, President Board of Directors
|Board of Directors Members:|
|Thomas Alphin||Archna Anand|
|Martha Bishop||Jackie Brown|
|Nick Harvey||William Harvey|
|Steve Jefferson||Edwin Jones|
|JoAnn MacHamer||Dorothy McFalls|
|Bobby Merritt||Bruce Parson|
|Dan Sale||Bill Tsao|
|Annette Turik||Mary Page Whitley|
|Margaret Williams||Lynn Johnson-Blake|
10 Reasons to Support the Arts in Our Community
- We have helped Kinston and the region gain recognition as a tourist destination and a hub for jazz and other great music.
- We are the only city east of Raleigh to have a public art plan and an impressive portfolio of 50+ art pieces permanently installed around town.
- We are an economic engine for Kinston/Lenoir County, bringing a raft of art exhibits to our galleries and dazzling performers to other businesses and civic locations.
- We are the pre-eminent Arts Academy in the area--hosting private music teachers, classes in pottery, painting, performing arts, and more for students of all ages in our downtown arts and community center.
- We are the anchor for the 8 County Eastern North Carolina African American Music Trail⎯a statewide project of the North Carolina Arts Council that began in Kinston.
- We bring our programs into area schools and after school programs through week-long artist residencies, after school mentorship programs, and hands-on arts for gang prevention programs.
- We are home to one of the finest art facilities in the East and one of the first places to be visited by business owners and manufacturers looking to relocate in the region. A strong arts presence matters to newcomers!
- We have received significant support to create arts programming from grants, foundations, and private donations⎯funds that go directly into the sustainability and enhancement of our community.
- We are the Regional Arts Partner to Jones and Duplin counties, helping to create a broader cultural menu for the whole Neuse Region.
- And we do it all with only 10% of our support coming from state and
local government sources.
- Online Donation - just select the level of giving right for you and click the "Make Donation" button above in the sidebar. This is a the simplest way to become a partner of the arts.
- Printable Donation Form - click here to download a printable PDF form. The form shows more options, including pledge installments, and company matching programs.
- Call us for more information and creative ways you can become a partner of the arts.
For additional information, contact Sandy Landis at 252-527-2517 or email slandis @kinstoncca.com.