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AFTA Surveys Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts Organizations in the Triangle.

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Americans for the Arts has released the results of their Arts & Economic Prosperity Survey V. This survey analyzes the impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations. These organizations support jobs, generate government revenue and are the cornerstone of the tourism industry. Here are their findings of the economic impact of nonprofit arts organizations throughout the Triangle region.

TOWN OF CARY

Total Industry Expenditures:

$9,181,952

Full-time equivalent jobs (FTE) supported:

399

Total Attendance to Arts and Culture Events:

346,534

For the complete Town of Cary report click here.

 

DURHAM COUNTY

Total Industry Expenditures:

$125,534,858

Full-time equivalent jobs (FTE) supported:

4,550

Total Attendance to Arts and Culture Events:

1,825,011

For complete Durham County results, learn more here.

 

ORANGE COUNTY

Total Industry Expenditures:

$85,406,375

Full-time equivalent jobs (FTE) supported:

3,352

Total Attendance to Arts and Culture Events:

1,464,834

To view the complete results for Orange County, click here.

WAKE COUNTY

Total Industry Expenditures:

$166,228,401

Total Economic Impact:

  • Full-time equivalent jobs (FTE) supported: 6,601
  • Household income paid to residents: $124,823
  • Revenue generated to local government: $7,228,000
  • Revenue generated to state government: $8,640,000

Event-Related Spending by Arts and Culture Audiences – $78.4 million (excluding cost of admission):

  • Total Attendance to Arts and Culture Events: 4,365,974
  • Average Event-Related Spending Per Person: $17.98 (excluding cost of admission):
  • Meals and Refreshments: $9.27
  • Souvenirs and Gifts: $2.44
  • Ground Transportation: $2.61
  • Overnight lodging (one night only): $1.43
  • Other/Miscellaneous: $2.23

See The Complete Wake County Report Here

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Annie Poslusny is an art history major and interior design/studio arts minor at Meredith College. She enjoys drawing and creating three-dimensional works of art, writing, and research.

 

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The Mothership Lands in Durham as a Home for Creatives

by Annie Poslusny

What do you get when you combine Krista Nordgren’s the Makery with Katie DeConto and Megan Jones’s Mercury Studio? The Mothership, which serves as an incubator space for small businesses of all kinds.

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Mothership’s retail space

The Mothership provides a holistic approach to supporting individuals with ideas. One of their recent workshops called “How to Begin” focused on the psychological hurdles creative people face. At the Mothership they will guide you as you think through the necessary steps to help you achieve your goals. Additional areas they provide assistance with include: time management and prioritization, work/life balance, financial intentionality, business development, cultivating and protecting internal resources, marketing, partnerships, and community engagement.

Co-working space at Mothership

Co-working space at Mothership

 

The Mothership is a home for ideas, filled with resources and support for all kinds of makers. They offer a workspace, a retail shop to showcase products, event space to gather and learn, as well as a collaborative community founded on acceptance. If you are looking for a supportive community for makers of all kinds The Mothership is located in downtown Durham at 401 W. Geer St. Learn more.

Annie Poslusny is an art history major and interior design/studio arts minor at Meredith College. She enjoys drawing and creating three-dimensional works of art, writing, and research. 

Law + ArtWorks “Legal Happy Hour” – July 26 @ Bar Arcana in Durham

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2nd Annual

Law + ArtWorks Legal Happy Hour!

 

 

 

 

Join the lawyers of  Law + ArtWorks for drinks, snacks and a little “legal mingling” at Bar Arcana in Durham from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Meet area lawyers that are supporting the Triangle arts business community
  • Learn about ways they are serving artists, arts organizations and arts businesses in the Triangle
  • Meet Triangle ArtWorks staff and learn about the Organization’s work

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    Law + ArtWorks member Shelia Huggins leads a workshop.

  • Have fun & meet other artists of all disciplines from across the Triangle!

Help us plan better by signing up for this event here.

Are you a lawyer who loves the Arts? Join our Resource Group! If you loves the arts, but want to be help of help to the local arts community, join Law + ArtWorks!  We are expanding the group to provide more tools and services. All areas of practice are needed! Come to the Happy Hour or contact us here.

 

Arts Funding in the Federal Budget – Where Does it Stand?

The federal budget process is long and complicated, perhaps especially so in these politically dynamic times. As of this writing, there appear to be two competing visions of federal funding for the arts. In the recently adopted short-term budget for FY2017, Congress increased funding for the arts in several areas: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities each received $2 million increases in their budgets, bringing their total respective budget figures to almost $150 million. Several other arts programs also received increases in the temporary FY2017 budget enacted by Congress.

Despite these increases, the longer-term status of arts funding remains unclear. The White House version of the FY2018 federal budget would vastly reduce federal funding for the arts overall, and would aim to ultimately eliminate the NEA, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Funding for these agencies in the White House budget would be minimal, directed at winding down operations.

Congress is now engaged in the lengthy process of reviewing and modifying the White House-proposed FY2018 budget; no doubt there will be many twists and turns in the process. The increases in arts funding in the short-term FY2017 budget suggest that advocacy efforts directed at the Congressional level may be the most effective method of assuring continued funding for the arts. Americans for the Arts is one of a number of national arts advocacy organizations that are closely involved in lobbying efforts on behalf of arts funding. The organization’s Mobilization Center is an excellent source of timely information on those efforts.

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Horse & Buggy Press Move Expands Exhibition Space

Horse and Buggy PressBy Annie Poslusny

In February 2017, Horse and Buggy Press moved to their new location at 1116 Broad Street in Durham, down the street from Duke University. Horse and Buggy Press is an award-winning graphic design, letterpress printing shop and book production studio. At their new location, they now house a 500 square foot craft and art gallery, called “Horse & Buggy Press and Friends.

Twenty-five artists from North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina are currently featured, many of whom have collaborated with Dave Wofford, the gallery curator, as well as owner of Horse and Buggy Press. Exhibits rotate every three to four months, and there is a monthly open house starting in June from 5–8 pm the second Thursday of every month, which will include musicians or local street performers on the sidewalk in front of the store. Media presently on display includes: Glass, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Fibers, Sculpture (small), Jewelry, and Wood.

Artists who are interested in having their work displayed at Horse and Buggy Press & Friends should contact Dave Wofford by email or drop by one of their monthly open houses. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11–3ish, and the open houses are the second Thursday of each month beginning on June 8th from 5–8 pm.

Annie Poslusny is an art history major and interior design/studio arts minor at Meredith College. She enjoys drawing and creating three-dimensional works of art, writing, and research.

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Liberty Arts Move Expands Arts Space & Resources

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Open studio space

Liberty Warehouse has moved again … and again the move has allowed the collective to expand the resources they offer the Triangle arts community.  “With the move to our new, larger location we have been able to open a glass studio and offer classes at varying levels of skill, which is something we did not have the ability to provide in our prior spot. And with the larger footprint, we have more studio space available to offer artists.” say Board President, Diane Amato.

 

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Glass studio

 

Liberty Arts offers classes in welding, glass blowing, ceramics, plasma cutting, letterpress and wood turning. Along with those classes, they have welding machines and glass blowing time available to rent by the hour. And for artists who are looking for a home, they still have a few studio spaces left.

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Lady PIlot Letterpress’ studio at Liberty.

 

Liberty Arts Grand Re-opening is April 22 from 6-9 pm.  More info here.

For information about Liberty Arts classes, studio space or welding/glass blowing time check out the website or shoot them an email.

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Tax Workshop (Plus Networking!) for Theatre Artists 3/20

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  • Do you have income from your work as a theatre artist? Do you know how to report it on your taxes?
  • Are you maximizing your artist-related deductions?
  • What documents do you need to be saving?
  • Do you have questions about self employment tax liability and payments?

Triangle ArtWorks, in collaboration with Women’s Theater Festival and Town of Cary Cultural Arts, present:

Tax Prep For Theatre Artists

Join Alex Lehmann, CPA as he discusses the basics of preparing and filing taxes when you’re a theatre artist. This practical workshop will cover:

  • The status of many theatre artists as self-employed independent contractors & what that means at tax time
  • Tax deductions related to theatre work
  • Year-round tips to make tax time less stressful

Mr. Lehmann has long been a popular speaker helping visual artists understand how to address accounting and tax issues in their work. Don’t miss this chance to hear him bring this popular program to theatre artists.

Plus Networking!!

Walk next door with us after the workshop for an informal networking session at Pharmacy Beverage!

REGISTER HERE!

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CreativeNC Event Explores/Expands NC’s Creative Culture

CreativeNC_Logo_2On March 18, Triangle ArtWorks is partnering with Infinite Minds (@InfiniteTheMag), The North Carolina Arts Council, American Dance FestivalShelia A. Huggins, PLLC and the NC Museum of History for Creative NC – An event to create space for collaboration, empowerment and growth in NC’s creative community! The event will kick-off with the screening of the #CreativeNC documentary (see Trailer), directed by @IamDevonSmith, looking at our state’s most enterprising creatives and the overall culture.

After the screening will be a series of panel discussions, keynotes, and special guests to further bridge the gap between creatives and business.

BUILDING YOUR BRAND IN THE DIGITAL SPACE

Panelists:

Joseph Headen (@Headgraphix) – A Side Entertainment
Ryan Cocca (@YouAintRyan) – Nugget Comfort
Kyle Mosher (@KyleMosher) – Full Time Fine Artist

PARTNERING & PROVIDING VALUE WITH LARGER ENTITIES

Panelists:

Keith Cradle (@KeithCradle) – Bechtler Museum
Garrett Tichy (@GarrettTichy) – Hygge Co-Working | #WeLoveCLT
Justin Laidlaw (@BuddyRuski) – Runaway Clothing

DELIVERING IMPACTFUL LIVE EXPERIENCES

Panelists:

Lesa Tyson (@Juche.Co) – CraftCLT
Dammit Fannie (@Dammit_Wesley & @DJFannieMae)
Bryant White (@BKirkWhite) – A.Bevy

HOW TO MAINTAIN GROWTH AND EVOLVE

Keynote: Greg Selkoe (@Selkoe)
Founder, Karmaloop | Co-Founder, Look Live App

This event is free.  But please register here

Details:

The North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601
March 18, 2017 | 4pm-8pm

 

 

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Triangle ArtWorks Director Elected to AFTA Private Sector Council

We are thrilled to announce that our Executive Director, Beth Yerxa, has been elected to the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Private Sector Council. AFTA is the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America and Private Sector Council members advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership. As part of the Private Sector Council, Yerxa will also work with fellow arts leaders to develop and implement private-sector advocacy programs and serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector.

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Private Sector Council members of a tour of the Wynwood Arts District in Miami.

“Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and I am pleased to welcome Beth Yerxa to our advisory council,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “These leaders are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to work with peers across the country to shape national programs and messages and help craft services for states, communities, and local organizations”.

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Brainstorming notes from the Council meeting (w/ a view of Miami!)

This position also provides Triangle ArtWorks a unique opportunity to deepen relationships we already have with other arts leaders around the Country and not only keep up with, but be a part of affecting changing trends in the arts around the country.  This knowledge and access will help Yerxa and Triangle ArtWorks advise Triangle arts leaders, as well as serve the Triangle arts community better. Directors of arts organizations from Miami/Dade, Nashville, Philadelphia, San Francisco and many other cities and towns are represented on the Council.

In January, Yerxa participated in her first Private Sector meeting, where she was briefed on changing trends in arts, such as the CREATE Act.  She also provided input into the discussion about the changing field of arts support and the role of the arts and culture segment in the larger “creative economy” and tp talk about the work that Triangle ArtWorks is doing to support this business segment here in the Triangle.

 

 

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NC Start-up “SkillPop” Makes it Easier to Learn Creative Skills

logo_dark-5740bff3725325690e13508d219162ba4d6c8e1ec17ce6a63ccb5781c0da93c6-1SkillPop is a new NC-based startup seeking to make in-person learning fresh and accessible. In an age where learning is trending online, SkillPop curates in-person classes where trying a new skill is social and engaging. “We don’t think you should have to spend huge amounts of time or money just to try something new or build your skills, so we make it simpler,” says founder Haley Bohon.

Watercolor RDUSkillPop hosts classes on a variety of topics from Handlettering to How to Launch Your Business which range from $20-35/class. Courses are held pop-up style in unique venues around the community and are taught by local experts looking to share their skills. Each class is bite-sized and focused so that you leave with the tools and knowledge to start pursuing your passion.

There are several ways to get involved:

Learn  Take a class and see what it’s all about! New classes come out every Tuesday morning and are announced in SkillPop’s newsletter. To sign up for the newsletter and/or see a list of current classes, visit  Skillpop’s website.SkillPop Photography Class

Teach  Have a skill you want to share? SkillPop accepts applications from teachers on a rolling basis and is currently looking for more teachers in the Raleigh area. More information on how to apply can be found here:

Host  SkillPop is currently popping-up in unique venues around Raleigh from historic churches to coworking spaces. If you have a venue you’d like to be used for classes send SkillPop an email.

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