Fayetteville State University’s Department of Performing and Fine Arts Uses Arts Grant To Support The Fine Arts Series

Date: October 14, 2019

Fayetteville State University announces the Fine Arts Series with the help of a grant in the amount of $4,500.00 from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

seabrook auditorium builidng and gatesThe grant allows the Fine Arts Series to host events for students to experience various forms of art through hands on experience with the artist.

The Fayetteville State University- Fine Arts Series events are curated based on the core curriculum for the Department of Performing and Fine Arts. The department consist of majors in music, dance, art and theatre. Each artist who participate in the Fine Art Series event host a master's class to give the students some Q&A, performance tactics and how to enhance their skill set.

The Arts Council is pleased to partner with Fayetteville State University in support of the "Fine Arts Series," says Greg Weber, President and CEO of the Arts Council of  Fayetteville/Cumberland County. "Project Support Grants for 2019-20 will help fund 26 projects facilitated by 19 nonprofit organizations. These projects help strengthen our communities through festivals and concerts, youth education programs, arts exhibitions and workshops, and so much more.

Fayetteville State University Fine Arts Series Support grant from the Arts Council will help our agency for the entire season, to include:  

The Hamiltones
No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone
MLK Art Exhibition and Lecture with Dr. Ed. Jackson        
3rd Annual FSU Jazz Weekend with Marquis Hill Blacktet and The Young Swangers

Project Support Grants increase opportunities for access to arts, science, cultural and historical programming in Cumberland County.  The grants are awarded to nonprofit agencies in Cumberland County that demonstrate financial and administrative stability.

The Department of Performing and Fine Arts is committed to building community through the arts.  From gallery exhibits to performances by the University Choir.  The Fine Arts Series brings nationally recognized speakers and performers to campus; and throughout the year filling J.W. Seabrook Auditorium and Butler Theater with the passion and drama of live theatre, symphony and live concerts.

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Saunders, 910-672-1407
Fayetteville State University
Department of Performing and Fine Arts

About the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County serves more than 300,000 residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.  For more than 40 years, the Arts Council has ensured growth in our children's education, our community's cultural identity and our economic progress.  The Arts Council's grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses, individuals and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

About Fayetteville State University 
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina System and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU is a historically black university offering degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,500 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit https://www.uncfsu.edu.

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