Large Grant

Beyond Bricks & Mortar: Urban Renewal & the African American Community in Greenville, NC.

This grant supports "Beyond Bricks and Mortar" a multifaceted project which shares a missing piece in the history of African American communities in Greenville that were displaced in the 1960's and 1970's. Through oral history and photo documentation, online and traveling exhibitions, community training workshops, and accompanying community symposium this project places developments in Greenville within the context of race relations and urban renewal in North Carolina.

North Carolina Narrative Healthcare Symposium: Medicine Beyond Medication

This grant supports the "North Carolina Narrative Healthcare Symposium: Medicine Beyond Medication" a symposium and training for healthcare practitioners to address the role of stories-telling and listening in healthcare. Studies in National Institute of Health and Journal of American Medical Association have demonstrated the value of Narrative Medicine in increasing empathy, reducing ethical violations, preventing burn-out, and increasing diagnostic accuracy in clinical practice.

Bull City 150: Reckoning With Durham's Past to Build a More Equitable Future

This grant supports the Bull City 150 project’s mission to invite Durhamites to reckon with the racial and economic injustices of the past 150 years, and commit to building a more equitable future. The project presents original historical research through public exhibitions, where visitors can explore their shared history together, in public. Bull City 150’s exhibitions allow visitors to delve into Durham’s history through first-hand encounters with images, archival documents, sound recordings, maps, data visualizations, and hands-on interactives.

New South for the New Southerner

This grant supports the museum's "New South for the New Southerner" cultural series which allows new North Carolinians in the Piedmont region learn about our state. The program is geared for adults interested in the history and culture of the Piedmont region in general and the city of Charlotte in particular. The program will feature guest speakers drawn from academia, publishing, media and the arts. Informal in nature, each program may also feature music, food and drink, short films, interviews, panel discussions and audience participation. 

Greensboro Literary Organization

This Large grant supports the Greensboro Literary Organization's project "Immigration Stories." Their fall 2018 series of events address immigration and refugee issues in America, but specifically as they impact and affect the local community, as part of the organization's year-round Greensboro Bound (GB) programming. The project responds directly to contemporary immigration issues by providing attendees with opportunities to interact with and engage in a series of moderated panel discussions and public readings with scholars, writers, and community leaders.

Standing Together - At Ease: Bridging the Military Divide

This project brings together the voices of service members and their families to audiences through an interactive touring exhibit of “care packages,” letters to viewers and monologues from their stories. These materials are created during workshops and individual interviews. Funds from NCHC will partially cover the costs of workshops with student veterans in the fall of 2016 creating and touring an exhibit in 2017. Exhibit will tour to 10 locations in North Carolina.

Standing Together - Invisible Wounds of War

This project provides an in-depth exploration of the human experience of the invisible war wounds from the voice and perspective of veterans. The project includes: 1) writing and photography workshops for 10 veterans, 2) individual collaborative self-portrait photo session for each veteran, 3) exhibit of writing and photography at The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover, 4) opening reception with readings, 5) panel discussion.

Standing Together - From Isolation to War: The American Indian Stories of the Battles and Repercussion of War

This project collects the stories of Native American veterans via video, photos, audio, and journals by Native American quilters. The collected stories will be incorporated into 16 story quilts. The quilts will be part of an exhibit traveling in North Carolina. The project includes an opening reception with time to speak with project participants.

Hammer Down

Wilkes Central High School social studies department, in cooperation with North Carolina National Guard Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) will produce a documentary chronicling the stories of North Carolina Veterans who served during the OIF deployment from May 2005 - August 2006. The goal of the project is to educate the public about North Carolina veterans and spark positive conversations which will connect the community to veterans.

Battle of Forks Road Interpretive Project

The Cameron Art Museum's Battle of Forks Road Interpretive Project explores the little-known story of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and the Battle of Forks Road, as well as the impact the USCT victory had on the Cape Fear region and its future. By harnessing the power of personal narratives of those directly involved, the project helps the public see how their lives are tied to past events and foster a deeper understanding of the present.

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