Art Support Organizations (discipline based)

Folklife/Craft

North Carolina Folklife Institute – The Institute supports programs and projects that recognize, document, and present traditional culture in North Carolina. Their website is a resource for information about North Carolina’s most authentic folk cultures and traditional arts and artists.  2726 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 206, Durham, NC 27705-2590, 919-383-6040. EmailWebsite.

Fashion

Redress Raleigh -Redress Raleigh fosters economic development in the Triangle by providing a forum for local eco-fashion designers to showcase and sell their products. Redress provides this forum by participating in local community expos and producing an annual eco-fashion show. Redress also coordinates with MorLove, a local non-profit, to provide after school programs, workshops, and community outreach geared toward supporting children in poverty with little means to live an enriched life.  Redress Raleigh’s goal is to increase visibility of environmentally conscious designers and artists working in our community, that our community may profit from supporting its members. Website.  Email.

Music

Carolina Clarinet – Carolina Clarinet is a group of NC clarinet players with a common interest in playing clarinet quartets. WebsiteEmail.

Friends of World Music – Friends of World Music is a tax-exempt, non-profit, all volunteer organization incorporated in 1991 that brings world music and dance to the Triangle, NC area. PO Box 30751, Raleigh, NC 27622, 919-787-2798. WebsiteEmail.

The Music Makers Relief Foundation – The Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Music Maker will give future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions. 224 West Corbin Street,PO Box 1358, Hillsborough, NC 27278, 919-643-2456. Email. Website.

Triangle Guitar Society – The Triangle Guitar Society is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization inspired by love for the musical arts and dedicated to nurturing an appreciation for the guitar. Website.

Triangle Recorder Society – TRS is a group of recorder players from the Triangle area of North Carolina and a chapter of the American Recorder Society. Meets monthly. Email. Website.

North Carolina Songwriters Co-op: NCSC is dedicated to the support and promotion of songwriters in the state of North Carolina.  The NCSC assists new and established songwriters by providing a supportive environment, including resources for marketing and promotion, the opportunity to network with other songwriters, the chance to assist with and participate in its annual song contest, and to attend seminars and workshops designed to enhance songwriting and performing skills. EmailWebsite.

The Art of Cool Project –  The Art of Cool Project is a jazz and art advocacy project that strives to cross artistic, economic, and cultural boundaries to bring together a diverse mix of people and creativity. 201 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701, 919-806-6084.  EmailWebsite.  Twitter: @theaocproject .

The Questell Foundation –  The Questell Foundation is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping legendary local and regional musicians struggling with financial and/or health issues, and to preserving Blues and other forms of traditional music. We do this by sponsoring fundraising events, providing education to the community, and by providing assistance to musicians who perform these uniquely American genres of music. 3609 Scotchcroft Place, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526, 919-606-1706. Email. Website.

Theater

North Carolina Theater Conference – “The mission of the North Carolina Theatre Conference is to improve and enhance the environment for quality theatre in North Carolina through service, leadership and advocacy.” EmailWebsite.

Dance

North Carolina Dance Alliance (NCDA) – A nonprofit state service organization “established in 1982 to serve and support the development of dance in North Carolina. NCDA develops programs and services that address the changing needs of the state’s dance community.  Currently, NCDA offers a variety of programs and services including The Annual Event, a biannual newsletter called The Dance Voice, a statewide dance calendar, a membership directory, the annual NCDA Award, Scholarships, fiscal agent services, an email listserv, and a website.  PO Box 10688, Raleigh, NC 27605. Email. Website.