Posts Tagged ‘triangle arts organizations’

NC LEAP provides free legal help for small businesses

By Lauren Harkey


North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP) is a nonprofit program that provides free business-related and transactionallegal services to business owners and entrepreneurs unable to afford legal counsel.  Through the generous donations of local businesses, area law firms, and through the work of over 300 volunteer attorneys, NC LEAP strives to give back to the community by helping small businesses thrive in our state.

For qualifying arts nonprofits and businesses, NC Leap volunteer attorney’s can assist with a full range of transactional legal services to low-wealth entrepreneurs including: Read More

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The Triangle Arts Community is Gathering in March!!

Daniel Bernard Romain tells his story of why "Arts Matter" at last year's Statewide Arts Summit.

Why do the Arts Matter?  What do they have to do with business and economic development in the Triangle?   When people ask you this….do you have a good answer?  A good story to tell?

Want to spend an afternoon surrounded by people from all arts and design disciplines from across the Triangle, networking and sharing stories of the power and impact of the arts?

Then come to the Triangle Arts Summit on March 14! Read More

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Revitalizing through Arts – Downtown Raleigh Alliance Annual Meeting Focuses on Arts

 Every year, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance hosts an Annual Meeting to highlight the latest accomplishments in downtown Raleigh development and rally the troops around a theme for another year of foreword movement.  This year’s event, “Revitalizing Through Arts” takes place on Wednesday, February 13, with networking starting at 5pm and dinner at 6pm. More info

This is always a fun event, with lots of surprises and a big crowd. However, this year, it is important that we in the arts industry need to make a point to attend, as the event will be “celebrating individuals, businesses, and organizations whose contributions are making significant impact on the revitalization of the city center”  Triangle ArtWorks and many Raleigh arts organizations are partnering with and being recognized by DRA on this event. Read More

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Don’t Miss This – Richard Evans talks Innovation & Arts in Raleigh Wednesday

If you are interested in the intersection of innovation and the arts and want to find out new trends in the arts around the country, do not miss this talk by Richard Evans next Wednesday in Raleigh. This event is presented by City of Raleigh Arts Commission and United Arts of Wake County.  As noted on the City’s website,

Richard Evans

“Evans will lead an exploration of organizational innovation in the arts and its importance to the sector’s future, given the magnitude and rapid pace of change today. In the process, he will discuss how innovation can be systematized as an organizational discipline – a process of creative thinking and analysis, risk and experimentation – to address the unique challenges presented by this unprecedented new era for the arts. Innovation as practice and discipline has become a trend in the corporate sector due to the successes of companies like Apple, Google and Pixar, among others. Many of its components are also intrinsic to the artistic process – constant ideation followed by experimentation to see what works. Evans’ work brings together concepts from both sectors to create a new model for organizational development in the arts. Read More

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Local Arts Organizations Use Twitter to Reach New Audiences

By Tara Connolly

Across the Triangle and throughout the state, arts organizations are tapping Twitter to reach and engage new audiences. Using social media enables arts organizations to affordably reach thousands of people with their messages. Of course, using social media to drive ticket sales and donations is notoriously hard to track. Though return on investment for a social media campaign often isn’t immediately quantifiable financially, Twitter is a proven and affordable tool for generating buzz, expanding your exposure and amplifying your message about performances, events and overall mission.

Below is a short study about how Carolina Ballet and the Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference each used Twitter for these purposes. The key in each case was to enroll supporters in reaching out to their networks on behalf of the organization. Thus, the organization’s message reaches thousands of members within their supporters’ networks – both your supporters’ existing arts supporter friends and some future arts supporters, no doubt. Read More

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Emerging Arts Leaders Lunch a big success!

They came, they connected…they ate sushi!  I think we can call the Emerging Arts Leaders lunch a success!

We packed the back room at Shiki Sushi!

Arts administrators came from all over the Triangle and from a huge variety of organizations.  The Organizations represented included Bare Theatre, Playmakers Rep, Pinecone, Raleigh Little Theater, the NC Museum of Art, Scrap Exchange, Cary Visual Arts, Artspace, ArtsCenter, Visual Art Exchange, Mallarme Chamber Players, Durham Arts Council, NC Opera Company, Art of Cool, UNC Performing Arts, Kidznotes, Western Wake Artist Studio Tour, the Contemporary Art Museum, Deep Dish Theater, Golden Belt Artist Studios…..I know I am leaving someone out!  And many more Emerging Leaders couldn’t make it, but asked to be on the list for future events. Read More

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If you support the arts in the Triangle, learn to be an arts advocate.


A big part of Triangle ArtWork’s Mission is to advocate for the creative community in the Triangle region.  That is why we are going to attend Arts Summit 2012.  Organized by the wonderful statewide arts advocacy group, Arts NC, the goals of Arts Summit  2012 are as follows:

  • Convene people passionate about the arts to develop a new case for government support
  • Build momentum and structure for campaign/election events in cities across North Carolina(late September/early October)
  • Inspire and encourage growth in arts advocacy practices at the local, state, and federal levels
  • Provide new tools and training for advocacy and election activities “
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“Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders” Group Forming

Triangle ArtWorks is working with a Core Group of local arts leaders to create a Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders Group. The idea is to create a networking group of “young” arts administrators that will meet periodically for discussion and networking, with a goal of not only helping the Group’s members learn from each other and some discussion leaders, but also to facilitate collaboration between them and their organizations.

What is an Emerging Arts Leader?

This group is patterned, loosely, after the Emerging Leaders  program at Americans for the Arts, which limits their group membership this way: “The Emerging Leaders Network targets professionals who are 35 years of age or younger or who have less than five years of experience, but invites arts leaders from every age range to participate.” which is the definition that we will use for our Group.  There was a clear feeling among the Core Group that this should be only for arts administrators and not the general “arts community” so that the Group could tailor discussions to the issues facing the work of arts organizations specifically. (Got an idea for another Triangle-wide arts/design related networking group? ArtWorks is all about supporting regional networking, so talk to us!) Read More
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These population demographics may surprise you….

What will our region's population look like in 10 years?

UPDATE!!  Mitch Silver will be presenting his “Understanding Trends – Planning for the Future” talk on August 14 at Fuquay-Varina Community Center (Click for More info).  

Mitch Silver, City of Raleigh’s Planning Director (and husband of ArtWorks awesome Board member, Mary Silver!) is currently traveling the country, talking about  what the results of the 2010 Census tell us. As President of the American Planning Association, Silver is mostly talking to city planners and economic development people around the Country. But the information is important for people in all business areas to know. Read More

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Visual Art Exchange gets a larger space and expands programming..

If you are a visual artist and have never heard of Visual Art Exchange, then you are missing out on a great resource.  Not only does VAE now oversee SPARKcon, but they also provide tons of services for the visual arts community, such as the annual “Business of Being an Artist” seminars, as well as other programs.  They describe themselves as a “non-profit creativity incubator and gallery that supports and educates emerging, professional and student artists” Read More

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