North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Symphony has received a Creative Workforce Grant with funding from both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the National Endowment for the Arts. The $20,000 grant was awarded by the North Carolina Arts Council and will underwrite the orchestra’s assistant conductor/education director position for the coming year. That position, held by Matthew Troy, oversees the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras program as well as the orchestra’s educational outreach initiatives. The WSS also received a general support grant of $70,000 from the North Carolina Arts Council. Creative Workforce Grants support the preservation of critical jobs and artists’ contracts in North Carolina, and are open to local arts councils, statewide service organizations, and organizations currently receiving general support and outreach grants from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Posted October 5, 2009