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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Long-Running Raleigh Gallery Lump to Change Leadership This Month

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Kelly McChesney, the director of Lump, has announced that she is stepping down from that position this month to become the public art director at the Office of Raleigh Arts. "I will continue to be an active figure during this time of transition and will support Lump’s goals and vision into the future," McChesney said in a press release. "I feel privileged to be a part of the Lump team and to help build upon the foundation that was created over the past twenty-one years by Bill Thelen, Med Byrd, and so many exceptional national and international artists." McChesney retired...

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Sick of Facebook Invites? UNC-Chapel Hill Just Launched an App for Tracking Events on Campus.

Posted By on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM

As a part of the Arts Everywhere initiative to promote widespread participation in the arts, UNC-Chapel Hill launched its new Arts Everywhere app today. Available for iPhone and Android, the app will help users discover, track, and plan attendance for arts events at the university, from dance and theater to exhibits and pop-up shows. The app provides users with custom recommendations, identifies trending topics in the arts on campus, and serves as a social networking platform. It's available to anyone, not just students. UNC is demonstrating the utility of the app by timing its launch with a week of pop-up...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Study: Durham’s Arts and Culture Industry Generates $154 Million in Economic Activity a Year

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Durham County's nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $154 million in annual economic activity, according to a new study administered by the Durham Arts Council. The Americans for the Arts economic impact study was conducted in 341 communities nationwide and looked at spending by nonprofit arts organizations and art consumers. Nationally, nonprofit arts and culture is a $166 billion industry. Statewide, the total is $2.12 billion, meaning Durham accounts for about 7 percent of North Carolina's nonprofit arts industry. Sixty-nine local organizations and 824 audience members were surveyed to figure the local numbers. According to the study, Durham organizations spent...

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