Mini Grant

Our Voices Will Be Heard

This grant supports the interdisciplinary public humanities project, "Our Voices Will Be Heard." This project immerses the audience in the world of the Women’s Suffrage, recreating the urgency of the cause and marches and bringing the experience to life through Virtual Reality. The project features an orchestral concert and related community engagement offerings built around the themes of gender equality, racial equality and social justice as fundamental human rights.

Jane Austen Summer Program

This grant supports scholarships for 8-10 North Carolina Public School teachers' to attend at the 2018 Annual Jane Austen Summer Program (JASP). The 2018 conference celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Northanger Abbey. Her first novel to be completed for publication in 1803, Northanger Abbey did not get published until after her death, in 1817.

Freight Train Blues II

This Grassroots grant provided funding for the fourth annual Freight Train Blues concert series, in May/June 2018. The series will include live Blues music performances on four Friday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm, and will be offered free to the public at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market. The performances will include educational introductions crafted by Zoe van Buren, M.A., advised by Music Maker’s Founder, Timothy Duffy, M.A., delving into the history of the music presented and the importance of North Carolina’s musical heritage to our culture today.

ISLA Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition

This Grassroots grant provided funding for an interdisciplinary panel discussion for teachers and school administrators designed to reflect on how to interpret and analyze and these findings and incorporate them into curriculum and classroom experiences. The event brings togehter scholars and community leaders to exchange ideas, interpret findings and share perspectives with local educators on how bilingualism, biliteracy and cultural immersion affect children’s’ brain development, academic and social capabilities, and cultural identity.

100th Anniversary of WWI, NC Archives Exhibit

This Grassroots grant provides funding for a community education day at the Alamance Community College (ACC) on March 29, 2018 with programming around the traveling exhibit "World War I 100th Anniversary" from the North Carolina Archives. ACC partnered with area museums to showcase Alamance County artifacts for the day to provide area a true interactive and immersive museum experience. This exhibit included performances by the ACC Chorus, costumed interpreters, activity tables with cryptography exercises, propaganda poster coloring pages, poppy making and victory gardens.

135th USCT "Living History Weekend"

This Grassroots grant supports the "135th United States Colored Troop Living History Weekend" which is a weekend of celebration and education of an untold story of the “lost troop”, formed in Goldsboro, North Carolina on March 27th, 1865; the 135th United States Colored Troop. All of the events and activities are designed to share this unknown story, the personal stories of the men and to celebrate their part of our history.

North Carolina: The New American Heartland

“North Carolina: The New American Heartland” is a multi-dimensional initiative enlisting scholars, journalists, educators, artists, musicians, cultural voices, economic forecasters, and policy experts to consider and expand on these questions from their various perspectives.

Robert Ruark - The Next Chapter

This grant supports the second reader’s theater production about the life and writings of Robert Ruark, a writer from the Outer Banks, focusing on the author’s experiences as a Naval Officer during WWII. The 60-minute reader’s theater presentation is followed by a Q&A and reception. Part of the Museum’s “Third Tuesday Program” series.

Project Dates: July 10, 2017 – July 18, 2017

InFusion: The Multiple Facets of Latino Cultural Integration

This grant funds part of a 5-event summer series that uses the arts as a platform to explore the dynamic nature of Latino cultures and the tendency for cultural blending. Includes two workshops, two community conversations, and a “Latin Grass” concert and discussion series with Che Apalache.

Project Dates: July 1, 2017 – September 9, 2017

St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church Memorial Day Project

This grant supports the second annual project to be held on Memorial Day celebrating the veterans who live or have lived in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. NCHC funds would cover supplies and equipment rental plus partial funds for scholar stipends and publicity/printing.

Project Dates: May 29, 2017 – June 30, 2017

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