It’s not hard to understand why Diali (pronounced Jelly) Cissokho is one of the most memorable teaching artists we have here in Chatham. With his brilliantly colored dashiki, booming voice,… Read More →
John Brown Band Jazzes Up Learning at Bonlee and Willow Oak
Most kids think of jazz as “old-people music,” if they think of it at all. Thanks to Artists-in-Schools, the students at Willow Oak and Bonlee School learned there’s a lot… Read More →
Math and Science Meet Dance in Siler City and Silk Hope
You expect a company called Black Box Dance Theatre to know a lot about dance. But they know a lot of other stuff, too! Perfect example–when they arrived at Silk… Read More →
Bennett Students Explore the Art and History of Masks
The ongoing pandemic has had masks at the top of nearly everyone’s mind, including teaching artist Serena Ebhardt of EbzB Productions. “During the height of masking for the pandemic, I… Read More →
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dances into Chatham County Schools
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is no stranger to our Artists-in-Schools program. This season, we were thrilled to bring them into three Chatham County schools to teach the art and history… Read More →
ClydeFEST Silent Auction In Progress! Get your bid in!
We’ve got a folk art auction in progress, y’all! This is ClydeFEST 20th Anniversary edition, and we’ve never opened the bidding before ClydeFEST before, so you’re in on a big experiment with some rare opportunities. First up, the Clyde Jones Umbrella . . .
Apply Today for the JumpstART Grant: Designed by Artists for Artists
The CAC’s JumpstART grant was born out of the pandemic as a way to help get Chatham County artists and arts-workers back to work. JumpstART pays artists to make art–and… Read More →
Apply Today for Grassroots Arts Grants: Cash Money to Do Amazing Work through the Arts!
Did someone say cash money grants? Yep! The Chatham Arts Council is thrilled to announce that online applications for our annual Grassroots Arts Grants are now available. Every single granting… Read More →
North Chatham Elementary and Moncure School Meet Jackie Robinson
It’s Monday morning, and there’s a lot of energy in the room. Artists-in-Schools artist Mike Wiley is about to perform his play Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart for the second… Read More →
Truck and Trailer Roving Performances Bring the Arts Home – Literally
Imagine a brisk November day in Siler City. The folks in the Love’s Creek community are getting home from work, unloading groceries from the car, starting dinner. Kids are playing… Read More →
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