United Arts is raising money for Artists in Schools Writer Residencies in Wake County schools next year! We are incredibly grateful to our match donors - Bruce and Jane Sharpe, Linda and Jack Alphin, and Mark Steward and Freddie-Lee Heath - who committed to matching the first $2500 in gifts, dollar-for-dollar.
We are excited to announce that we have exceeded our goal, but let’s keep the momentum going! Thank you to all who have donated so far. Cultural arts representatives say that their schools are interested in writer residencies, which we are beginning to do online. Whether you donate $5 or $500, your support will help us involve and inspire more students through our writer residencies this school year. The deadline for this challenge is next Friday, June 26th.
At our June Virtual First Friday Annual Writers Share, students shared their original poetry and stories created during their school residencies. (If you missed it, check it out HERE). This is an annual event that we hold in June, and we moved it online this year so that children would not lose this opportunity due to the pandemic.
Let's keep this tradition going. Please contribute through our Facebook Fundraiser page, or visit our website at unitedarts.org