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It’s Time for the ∆ Arts Community to Celebrate at SMASH ’17!

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It’s a NEW YEAR for ARTS in the TRIANGLE – Time to SMASH this community together again!

 

 

Join Triangle ArtWorks and the rest of the Triangle arts community to celebrate a SMASHing New Year of connections + collaboration at:

SMASH 2017
January 24, 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
@RTP Frontier

12628428_946276918743368_588472365007366562_oKick off 2017 right with old and new friends from all arts disciplines from across the Triangle. Whether you’re an artist, an arts organizer, or an arts lover – come enjoy great food, great company and Fullsteam Beer!

 

smash-photos-teri-saylor-23Learn about what we have planned for the new year and connect with people + resources to help YOU have a SMASHing 2017!

 

 

smash-brandon-___-photos-teri-saylor-26Meet folks involved in our Programs such as Law + ArtWorks, Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders (TEAL) and our Theater and Dance Community Building work.

Let’s come together and celebrate the collective riches we have as
an arts community here in the Triangle.

This event is FREE, but please REGISTER HERE.

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Thanks to our SMASH Sponsor Triangle Community Foundation and our Underwriting Sponsors Fullsteam Beer, Bare Theatre and Cassilhaus!

BE A SMASH SPONSOR!

Help us make this the BEST SMASH yet! – Join us by supporting this important Triangle ArtWorks event.

Friend of SMASH ($10-$50)

SMASH is the biggest Triangle arts community event of the year and a great opportunity for networking and community building, so we want to keep it free and accessible to the entire arts community. If you can, please support this event with a donation to help us cover the costs of food, drink and other materials that help us create this event for our community.

Underwriter ($100-250)

We are planning some great activities. Your donation would help cover the cost of a community art project and other activities that will create opportunities for mingling and collaboration at SMASH.

Sponsor ($250+)

Show the entire Triangle arts community that you believe in them and know the impact they have on the Triangle. As a Sponsor, you will be a VIP at SMASH, with name and logo recognition on posters, hand-outs, floor comments and slide show.

Want to show the Triangle’s arts community that you support them by being recognized at SMASH as a SMASH Sponsor! Contact Beth Yerxa for information or donate directly through the Registration page!

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Support the Triangle Arts Community? Then Support Triangle ArtWorks!

We are lucky to live in the TAW_square_tagTriangle – home to one of the biggest and most diverse arts communities in the Country!

Help us also make the Triangle the best suppported arts community in the Country!  Support Triangle ArtWorks through a donation!

Click here to donate!

 

Here in the Triangle, we understand the power of the arts to…

  • Enliven our towns and cities
  • Provide diverse art and art experiences that are beautiful, transformative, fun, thought-provoking!
  • Bring new ideas and viewpoints to support entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Create a significant economic impact on the Region from its own work and a secondary impact on other businesses
  • Make the Triangle a great place to live, work, raise families and start businesses
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Our Board and volunteers are working hard to support the Triangle’s arts community. Support their work with a donation today!

If you support the Triangle arts community, you need to also support Triangle ArtWorks.

We are the only nonprofit looking at the big picture to ensure that the Triangle’s arts community has the resources and support it needs to not just to work, but to thrive!  Help us put the Triangle on the map as a Region that not only loves the arts, but supports artists as crucial members of the local economy and a big part of what makes the Triangle great.

Support artists? Then please support our work through a Donation.  Give here. 

 

Our Work in the Triangle.

 

  • Triangle ArtWorks NetWork – The center of it all is our online and social media network that keeps the community informed and makes it easier to find the resources, education, jobs and information they need to succeed.
  • Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders – TEAL is a group of young (and young at heart) arts leaders that comes together regularly for networking, education, mentoring and fun. This program is affiliated with Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders program, which allows this group to connect with other national emerging arts leaders.
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Executive Director, Beth Yerxa, leads a group of Triangle arts folks through advocacy meetings at 2016 NC Arts Day. Here seen with Wake County Rep. Yvonne Holley.

  • Arts Advocacy – Triangle ArtWorks advocates for the arts as a business segment at the local, state and national level, working collaboratively with other advocacy organizations such as Arts NC and Americans for the Arts. We use our network to empower and inform the arts community and to facilitate civic engagement around issues of arts advocacy.
  • Regional Theatre Convening – In 2014, Triangle Artworks was requested by a local theaters’ task force to facilitate the development of better communication and cooperation between the Triangle’s theaters. This led to a regional convening event and subsequent work by individual committees on regional issues and networking events.
  • Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) – The Research Triangle Park is an important part of what makes the Triangle Region great, and RTF is a crucial part of the growth and development of the RTP. The goal of our collaboration with RTF is to develop projects and programs that support the artists that already work in RTP, and to further integrate artists from across the Triangle into the work of RTF.
  • Triangle downtown development and arts council leaders helped us design and roll out the Tool-Kit.

    Triangle downtown development and arts council leaders helped us design and roll out the Tool-Kit.

    Pop-Up ToolKit – Triangle ArtWorks developed a Pop-Up ToolKit in collaboration with a committee of downtown development and arts leaders from across the Region. The ToolKit helps artists and property owners create Pop-up arts events to engage empty or underused spaces, provide more affordable arts venues, and facilitate art in unexpected places.

 

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    Law + ArtWorks small group workshops allow attendees to learn from the speakers and from other attendees.

    Law + ArtWorks – A group of lawyers who care about the Triangle’s arts community facilitates a Resource Group to determine the unmet legal needs of this community and develop ways to serve these needs, including monthly practical legal workshops.

  • Regional arts convener and connector – We form a centerpoint for the Triangle arts community. We create regional networking and educational programs to make it easier for the community to learn, connect, collaborate and communicate. We provide advice, support and connections for artists, arts groups and creative businesses. By virtue of our central position and big-picture view of the regional arts community, and by staying abreast of national arts trends, Triangle ArtWorks is a resource for Triangle economic development, downtown development and small business leaders. We provide information on regional and national trends in economic development through the arts, and convene and connect these groups to local arts organizations and businesses.
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    SMASH 2016

    SMASH! – Mark your calendars now for SMASH 2017 on January 24!  This event brings together the entire Triangle arts community – from across counties and disciplines – once a year. Our annual SMASH! is only time the entire community comes together to celebrate themselves and kick off the New Year. Always an exciting, fun (and kinda crazy) event, SMASH! is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the people, the work, and the impact of the arts in the Triangle.

 

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Call to Action for the Arts before 6/16 – Wake County

We have just received the following Call to Action from Arts NC:

Thank you for being a part of our action network!

Both the House and the Senate have appointed Conferees who will resolve differences in the two budgets. (The House budget included a $500,000 increase for Grassroots Arts Program as allocate by the North Carolina Arts Council. The Senate budget did not concur with the House.)

We now have a final opportunity–
and a real one–to encourage House Representatives to hold firm to their recommendation and for the Senate members to agree. Arts funding will be an issue in the Conference process. The game could go either way. It depends on what you are willing to do.

Sen. Chad Barefoot, Rep. Chris Malone & Rep. Marilyn Avila of Wake County…
…hold very important positions in the upcoming Conference process. We are counting on arts advocates to contact their key General Assembly member and help us secure the Grassroots Arts funding increase.

If you know these legislators personally, please place a telephone call and talk to the Legislative Assistant or leave your name on their message machine.
Sen Chad Barefoot: (919) 715-3036
Rep. Chris Malone: (919) 715-3010
​Rep: Marilyn Avila: (919) 733-5530

If you do NOT know these legislators personally,

Please drop a short, hard copy letter in the mail by noon on Thursday, June 16.

Sen Chad Barefoot: 300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm. 308, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Rep. Chris Malone: 300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm. 603, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Rep: Marilyn Avila: 16 West Jones Street, Rm. 2217, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096
Make the letters short but personal, such as:

Congratulations on your appointment to the Conference Committee for the 2016-2017 State Budget. As a citizen of your district, I am asking that you hold firm to the House recommendation of a $500,000 increase for Grassroots Arts as allocated by the North Carolina Arts Council (or to your Senator…please concur with the House recommendation of a $500,000 increase for Grassroots Arts as allocated by the North Carolina Arts Council). Over 650 organizations in all 100 counties will benefit and 3.5 million citizens will be served by this remarkably efficient and effective grant program.

(Please conclude your written communications with a short paragraph about what the increase would mean in your county. This is important because we do not want the Legislator to think your communications are a form letter. Always end with a sentence of gratitude for their service.)

Thank you for your dedicated service to the citizens of North Carolina.

And please send an email to Arts NC at this address if you receive a response.

What’s at stake?

A resounding response to this Call to Action could have a major impact on the arts where you live. Wake County currently receives $203,047 in Grassroots Arts funding. The $500,000 increase would bring that amount to $244,422.
Take action no later than noon on Thursday, June 16.

Thank you, advocate!

Karen Wells
Executive Director

 

Learn more about the background of these issues on Arts NC’s Arts Advocacy page.

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Behind the Scenes @ ArtWorks -> Nancy Novell

This month, we are opening the doors and inviting everyone in to see behind the scenes at Triangle ArtWorks. Meet the people that helped us get off the ground in 2010 and those working hard today to keep us running.  Learn why they are giving their time and talents to build this Organization to support you – the Triangle Arts Community.

Nancy Novell

 

Nancy Novell, a local potter, is currently Chair of the Raleigh Arts Commission and has long been very involved in the arts in Raleigh.   Nancy believed in Triangle ArtWorks from the beginning.  When ArtWorks began in 2010, she was a Founding Board member. She was one of the volunteers who stepped up to help with the huge task of research and writing to load the website.  As a Founding Board member, she also was involved in developing our initial Strategic Plan and a player in building the Organization you see today.

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Nancy Novell in front of a painting by Bob Rankin at the Little Art Gallery in Cameron Village, where she also works a few afternoons a week.

 

Why were/are you willing to give your time/talents to support Triangle ArtWorks.

Triangle Artworks was and continues to be quite a large undertaking. In the beginning, I was able to jump right in as we were reaching out, community by community, organization by organization, to determine the scope of what was already available and happening in all areas of the arts in the Triangle region. Working with the Board on collating information, determining the brand, and creating the website were all positive steps toward visualizing a coordinated Triangle-wide creative community.

Why do you think that Triangle ArtWorks is important for the Triangle arts community and the Triangle itself.

Serving as a collaborative arts resource for the Triangle’s creative community can strengthen and enhance all that the arts are and do in each individual community. Triangle ArtWorks has the vision to work holistically and bring all things arts related to one accessible clearinghouse.

Join Nancy Novell and others in supporting Triangle ArtWorks!  Make a donation to support our work to build capacity in the Organization. Find out more about this work here.

Donate here.

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Behind the Scenes @ ArtWorks – TJ McCain & Mohini Uchil

This month, we are opening the doors and inviting everyone in to see behind the scenes at Triangle ArtWorks. Meet the people that helped us get off the ground in 2010 and those working hard today to keep us running. Learn why they are giving their time and talents to build this Organization to support you – the Triangle Arts Community.

Today, we introduce you to one of our “office volunteers” and our current Intern:

TJ McCain and Mohini Uchil

L-R, Mohini Uchil and Teona (TJ) McCain

TJ McCain is a student at UNCW interning with Triangle ArtWorks this year.  She is studying sociology, but has interests ranging from photography to design to social media. Mohini Uchil recently moved to the Triangle from New Jersey when her husband was relocated with MetLife.  She has long worked in the insurance industry herself, and still does part-time, but was looking for a volunteer outlet in the arts to get more engaged in the Triangle community.  She found Triangle ArtWorks through an Activate Good posting for Office Volunteers.

Checking out the Frontier's riding desks....or pretty much a scene typical to every day these two are in the office together.

When they are not laughing, they are working for you!

Both of these women are best described as “forces of nature”.  They came into our office and, working with current office volunteers Lucy Gardiner and Cindy Hockiman (more on them in a future installment) began transforming it into an organized and streamlined, but crazy and fun place to be.  Triangle ArtWorks is lucky to have these volunteers on board and working for the Triangle arts community!

 

 

 

Mohini and TJ answered my questions together:

Why are you both giving your time and talents to volunteer for Triangle ArtWorks?

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Hanging at the Berlin Wall…down stairs from our office. This picture pretty much sums it up.

We absolutely love volunteering for Triangle ArtWorks. It is a non-profit organization like no other in the Triangle. It has taken the idea of the starving artist and smashed it to bits. ArtWorks brings the entire arts community together, from the painter to the dancer, the designer to the sculptor. You name any art form and Triangle ArtWorks covers it. That’s what amazes and attracts us to this organization.

It has also been an incredible learning experience working with Beth Yerxa, ArtWorks Executive Director. With her knowledge of art and law, her many contacts or just her down-to-earth spirit, she has made Triangle ArtWorks a great place to work. We also love the personal satisfaction we get working with an organization with such an incredible impact on the arts community . . .  it has been an exceptional experience. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Triangle ArtWorks!

 

Both Mohini and TJ are getting the daily work done in the office, from keeping the site updated, to social media, to simple but necessary office tasks. Mohini is also our Partner Coordinator, working with our Partners to keep them informed and responding to inquiries or information from them.  TJ is working on some long range projects about how to better use social media, such as Flikr, to serve our community, and providing support to TEAL and the Board of Directors.

TJ and Mohini are working hard to support the Triangle arts business community and doing it simply for a love of that community.  Please share their enthusiasm and donate to help us continue our work.

Donate here.

 

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Social Media Guidelines Added to the Site

Triangle ArtWorks social media platform is growing fast and becoming a go-to resource for the Triangle arts business community for news and information that matters to your work.  Along with this comes increased requests from the Triangle arts business community to push out events, jobs and other information.  Creating a platform to make it easy for the community to find this information is an important ArtWorks service and we are happy to see this platform growing.

However, given we are working with all-volunteer staff, we also have limited capacity to process the information. So, it is helpful if information sent to us for promotion to this community meets our mission and is promoted fairly.  We have long followed informal guidelines for our Social Media platform.  To help our community understand what we will push out and what we don’t, making it easier for us and you, we have put these guidelines in writing on the site here.

And keep sending us the great community information!  Send any community information, or questions, to our email. Or just tag us on twitter @triartworks.

 

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