November 13, 2020
Carolina Music Ways, local arts-in-education organization, receives new funding; enables organization to reach more students and collaborate with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Carolina Music Ways (CMW) is thrilled to announce new support from community partners The Winston-Salem Foundation and Flow Automotive Companies, and increased funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. This funding will enable CMW to reach more students through an interactive music program and curriculum this season and for seasons to come.
The Winston-Salem Foundation:
Through a Community Grant from The Winston-Salem Foundation, totaling $5,500, CMW will develop a strategic plan. This plan will build on the organization’s success, and position it for growth for the decade ahead. Goals include reaching more students through school programs and curriculum.
“We are excited to be working with a consultant that will help us develop a strategic plan that will give us the footing we need to succeed for years to come,” said Barbara Long, Co-Chair of CMW.
Flow Automotive Companies:
Funding from Flow will support CMW’s new initiative to increase the number of shows in Forsyth County and neighboring communities with a focus on Title One schools.
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Flow Automotive Companies to our new initiative of partnering with local companies who are focused on working together locally to make a positive difference,” said Fran Braun, Co-Chair of CMW. “There is no better vehicle than our school program that brings our state's diverse musical heritage to the students in our community. This increase in financial support allows our program to reach a greater number of deserving students, many of whom have never seen a live music performance.”
Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County:
For years CMW has received funding through the Wells Fargo Arts-in-Education Grant in partnership with Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County and the North Carolina Arts Council. This year CMW received an increase of 27% which was crucial for continuing to provide dynamic musical programing and curriculum to students in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.
“We are so grateful for the generous support from the Arts Council throughout the years,” said Meghan Parsons, CMW Board Member. “The increased funding that we have received is encouraging to us as we grow as an organization and serve more students.”
With the increased support, CMW is looking forward to partnering with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) to reach more students in the community. An upcoming public show will be an opportunity to showcase an updated version of the show Carolina Live!—Our Musical History that features Nina Simone and her groundbreaking music and civil rights involvement during the turbulent '60's.
Carolina Music WaysCarolina Music Ways(CMW) is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt, non-profit arts-in-education organization based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. CMW’s mission is to educate children in North Carolina about the state's diverse musical heritage and inspire them to participate in its rich music traditions. Carolina Music Ways benefits school children through the school show, Carolina Live!—Our Musical History, and related classroom lessons bringing history to life through North Carolina music. CMW inspires passion for a variety of music and celebrates North Carolina's multicultural music heritage. CMW is proud to receive funding from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina Arts Council, The Winston-Salem Foundation, and Flow Automotive Companies.