IEI OFFERS $5,000 FOR HIGH SCHOOL PRIZE
The Institute for Emerging Issues is sponsoring a contest that awards North Carolina’s
youth up to $5,000 for investing in their communities and taking initiative to solve local problems.
The 2015 Emerging Issues High School Prize for Innovation challenges teams of N.C. high school
students to reflect upon the past in order to help improve a community’s future. Teams will investigate the historical
roots of a local challenge a community has wrestled with, develop an innovative solution to the challenge, and engage community
members in tackling the issue.
The grand prizewinner
will receive $5,000 for project implementation and up to five finalists will win $1,000 each!
Applications for the high school prize competition will be accepted until November 10, 2014.
For complete application materials, go to http://iei.ncsu.edu/engage/schedule-an-event/prizes-for-innovation/emerging-issues-prize-innovation-high-school/
Established in 2002, the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) connects
people and resources from all sectors and areas of North Carolina in an effort to ensure our state’s future economic
competitiveness. Every February, IEI’s Emerging Issues Forum attracts leaders in business, education and public policy
to discuss a key challenge facing our state. By supporting collaboration among individuals from a variety of perspectives
and backgrounds, IEI builds an enduring capacity for progress. For more information on IEI’s work, visit www.emergingissues.org
Deadline for N.C. Artist Fellowships is Monday, Nov. 3
North Carolina Arts Council will accept applications for the 2014-15 Artist Fellowship awards for songwriters, composers,
and writers until Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
The Artist Fellowship program, now
in its 34th year, supports creative development and the creation of new work for artists in North Carolina. The Artist Fellowship
allows artists to set aside time to work and to buy supplies and equipment.
fellowship award is $10,000. Fellowship guidelines can be found at www.ncarts.org.
The N.C. Arts Council’s fellowship program is one of the country’s premier programs in total awards with
fellowship totally over $4.5 million awarded to more than 585 artists across disciplines.
fellowship program is also the foundation of the Arts Council’s other support for artists, including the regional artist
program grants, Creative Capital workshops, North Carolina Heritage Awards, Artist Directory and the new Mary B. Regan community
artist residency grant, which named its first awardee this year.
“Far from the elitist
image that art conjures for some, these artists are the very picture of industry and single-minded commitment,” explained
Jeff Pettus, senior program director for Artists & Communities. “Call them artists, entrepreneurs, or the creative
class, these are the people experts say are essential to make our communities places where we truly want to live.”
The writers category includes:
Poets and spoken-word performers
Prose writers, including writers of fiction and creative nonfiction
Writers of literary translation and writers of work
for children in any of the above genres
The composers and songwriters category
is open to:
Composers of chamber, electronic, experimental, jazz & symphonic music
Songwriters of Christian/gospel, contemporary acoustic/folk, country, hip-hop, pop/adult contemporary, R&B and
North Carolina artists who have been year-round residents of the state
for at least a year immediately prior to the application deadline may apply. Students are not eligible.
Applicants will submit the Artist Fellowship application electronically using Arts Grants Online, a comprehensive
application web site. Complete details about the fellowship are available on the Arts Council home page at www.ncarts.org.
Click “Artist Fellowship Deadline is Monday, Nov. 3.”
have questions, composers and songwriters should contact Andrea Lawson, performing arts director at Andrea.Lawson@ncdcr.gov
or (919) 807-6511 and writers and literary translators should contact David Potorti, literature director at (919) 807-6512