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Submit your art for City of Women Greenville

Best in Show wins $1,000

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, January 6, 2022

Greenville Center for Creative Arts and City of Women seek to add to our understanding by highlighting the valuable contributions of Greenville women that have often been untold or forgotten.

"We want to help our community gain a better appreciation of the role women have played, and we can think of no better way to do that than through the visual arts, such a pivotal part of our Greenville culture," according to the art call on the GCCA website. The call seeks submissions that "highlight historical and contemporary women who have made a significant impact on the community we are today in the areas of healthcare and well-being, education, economic opportunity, science and technology, civic engagement, and arts and culture. This effort will culminate in a free public exhibition that includes a virtual gallery and special juried exhibition. All eligible entries will be featured in the virtual gallery on GCCA’s website. Juror-selected pieces will be exhibited in GCCA’s Community Gallery." Prizes will be awarded at an opening reception on Friday, March 4 from 6-9 p.m. the work judged to be "Best in Show" will earn its artist $1,000. First prize is $500, second prize is $250, third prize is $100, and up to three honorable mention awards of $50 will also be presented. A "People's Choice" award recipient will receive a $100 value in art supplies. The juror is Jonell Logan, creative director at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte. The submission deadline is Thursday, January 6, 2022. For eligibility information, submission guidelines, and more, please visit the GCCA website. Ed. note: The initial version of this story incorrectly listed Friday, March 4 as the submission deadline. The Hub apologizes for the error.

Jason Rapp

Expanding arts in Appalachian communities

NEA to offer new workshop for Appalachian Gateway Communities

This is an opportunity for communities in the Upstate S.C. counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg. Deadline to apply is May 31. Since 2007, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with The Conservation Fund, have helped Appalachian "gateway" communities – those that are entry points or adjacent to Appalachia's national and state parks and forests – expand tourism, arts, and other community and economic development opportunities. With programming that has included targeted technical assistance, community tourism assessments, tourism planning workshops, and small grants for project implementation, the Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative (AGCI) has touched more than 1,000 communities and 100 counties. In August 2018, The Conservation Fund will host the inaugural Advanced Project Implementation Workshop for Appalachian Gateway Communities in Shepherdstown, W.Va. This 3-day workshop is designed for teams from gateway communities that have previously participated in AGCI activities or are ready to implement new or ongoing community projects. In addition to hearing from both national and regional experts, a main feature of the workshop will be to reassess and build capacity for community projects and planning efforts, as well as receive technical assistance on various topics to develop an action-oriented roadmap for implementation. The full team application materials can be found on the Course Web Page. The team application deadline is May 31st. Please contact Katie Allen (304.876.7925, kallen@conservationfund.org) or Kendra Briechle (703.908.5817, kbriechle@conservationfund.org) to learn more about this opportunity!

Upstate group unveils regional cultural asset map

The Upstate now has an interactive resource to find cultural attractions across the region. Last night, Ten at the Top unveiled the new map hosted on its website at the "Culture Counts" forum held at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Residents and visitors alike can use the map to locate Upstate:

  • art studios
  • historic sites
  • events
  • festivals
  • organizations
Read more from Spartanburg Herald Journal/GoUpstate.com.