The United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro advocates for the arts in a variety of ways on both local and state levels. In partnership with the High Point Area Arts Council, an Advocacy Task Force has been formed to advocate for arts in education, and county support.
Each spring, the UAC invites donors, volunteers and members of the arts community to participate in Arts Day-- a two-day effort led by Arts NC to bring delegations from around the state to meet one-on-one with legislators and request funding for the arts through the NC Arts Council. Each year, the UAC receives vital funding from the NC Arts Council through the Grassroots and Regional Artists grants programs.
Visit THE arts and culture calendar for Greensboro at ExploreGreensboro.com, brought to you by the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro in partnership with the Greensboro Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Greensboro Partnership, and Downtown Greensboro Inc. The site allows for FREE EVENT POSTINGS for arts and culture organizations throughout Greensboro and across the state. In addition, the site hosts community information, syncs with your calendar, AND lets you post to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The United Arts Council manages and operates an online giving platform for eligible nonprofit arts organizations to post projects for funding at power2give.org/greensboro.
The United Arts Council’s (UAC) Grant programs are funded in part by the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Program and from foundations, corporations and individual donors. We offer four grant programs (Mission Support, Project Support, Teacher Art Grants and Regional Artists Grants). For more information, click the Grants tab in the menu above for pages on each available grant program.
The UAC is proud to support Greater Greensboro’s local arts industry with financial support, marketing and research services, and advocacy for the arts in our local schools and government.
The City of Greensboro, in partnership with the United Arts Council, provides in-kind space to 15 arts organizations in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 N. Davie Street in Downtown Greensboro, is filled with activity year round and hosts visual art galleries, pottery and dance studios, visual art studios, music rooms and multiple administrative offices. The Center is open to the public seven days a week. Throughout the year, the Center hosts a variety of special events including First Friday and multi-cultural festivals. The United Arts Council is proud to call the Greensboro Cultural Center home.
For nonprofit arts organizations interested in available space at the Greensboro Cultural Center, an application for space consideration should be completed. Click here to download an application. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions or more information on the Greensboro Cultural Center's Rules & Regulations, processes, and more, download the Greensboro Cultural Center Guidebook. Please note that any available spaces in the building will be advertised prior to any lease of space to a new organization. All requests are submitted and considered by the Cultural Center Council, a joint council of Greensboro City Council and the United Arts Council, which meets quarterly.
The United Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Greensboro, has developed a Public Art Action Plan for the City of Greensboro. This plan was adopted in July, 2009 and calls for the creation of a Public Art Commission and a Master Plan for the City of Greensboro. Download your copy now.
Tour the Coffee Cup Collaborative public art collection, in and around downtown Greensboro! The works were commissioned by the United Arts Council in partnership with the International Civil Rights Center and Museum to commemorate and celebrate the sit-in movement which began with four NC A&T students at the Woolworth's counter in Greensboro. Download your walking brochure now!
The UAC is here to help market and promote your arts and culture event in Greater Greensboro. Whether in print, on the web, through email or at a local event, we're here to help you attract new audiences. Here are the ways you can connect to our services:
POST YOUR VIDEO ON UAC'S YOU TUBE CHANNEL
POST YOUR PHOTOS TO UAC'S FLICKR PAGE
Share your photos with arts enthusiasts on the UAC's Flickr page.
Once per month, ads are placed in GoTriad and Yes! Weekly publications to promote arts and culture events happening on the weekend ahead.
MONTHLY EVENT E-BLASTOnce per month, the UAC compiles a list of arts and culture events coming in the month ahead. To be included in this e-blast, upload your event to Explore Greensboro by the 15th of the previous month (e.g. For inclusion in the October e-blast, events must be posted to Explore Greensboro by September 15).
The UAC, in conjunction with NC Arts Council and Americans for the Arts has conducted economic research to measure the impact of the arts industry in Guilford County. The lastest study information was released in June, 2012. To view Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study, click here.
UAC Staff is available to make presentations about the arts in Greensboro, the work of the UAC, public art, and more. Contact Altina Layman to schedule a speaker at your next meeting or event.
The United Arts Council currently owns and operates the Sternberger Artists Center at 712 Summit Avenue in Greensboro. Built in 1926 by Sigmund Sternberger, the Center was donated in 1971 from the Sigmund Sternberger Foundation. Originally, the home housed the offices and member agencies of the United Arts Council. Today, the Sternberger Artists Center thrives with 90-100% occupancy with a variety of artists including writers, painters, photographers and more. For information about studio rental, please contact us.
"First Fridays just keeps getting better and better...and it's just one of the ways the United Arts Council helps to market and promote the creative community in Greensboro. Thanks UAC for working to coordinate and promote First Fridays each month and for helping us get the word out!" ~ Charlotte Strom, Artist at Lyndon Street Artworks
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