FSU's Department of Performing and Fine Arts Uses Arts Grant to Support the Fine Arts Series

Date: October 01, 2020


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. The grant allows the Fine Arts Series to host several master classes for students and the community to experience various forms of art with experienced 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 participants 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 Bob Pinson, Interim President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. "Project Support Grants for 2020-2021 will help fund 20 projects facilitated by 15 nonprofit organizations. These projects help strengthen our communities through festivals and concerts, youth education programs, arts exhibitions and workshops, and so much more." FSU Fine Art's Series Support Grant from the Arts Council will help our department for the entire season for the Masters of the Arts. 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.

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Michelle Saunders said the Fine Arts Series: Masters of the Arts will continue to reach the students and the community by providing opportunities for engagement via Zoom. "The master classes allow the attendees to have a more intimate engagement with the artist on how to enhanced the skills they are studying," Saunders said. "Having the Fine Arts Series online opens up the opportunity for the attendees to have a one on one experience with the artist and not through a pre-recorded session."

The Department of Performing and Fine Arts is committed to building community through the arts.  From gallery exhibits to performances 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.

About the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

About the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County: The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County serves more than 330,000 residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. For 45 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 and 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.

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