Calendar in Search of Season Schedules
Get those Season schedules in ASAP. It's time to update the MTA Master Calendar and the MTA Web site. Season brochures are very helpful for the Web. If you can provide your info on disk,especially graphics, we can include them right on your Web page. Contact Tom Hollis if you have any questions. The sooner the better! Statistics are showing that Web access for Art &Entertainmentinfo is one of the highest reasons for usage.
One ofthe main orders of business at this months meeting will be the election of new officers for next year. It is vital that all member organizations have reresentatives present to make your choice. If you have any nominations contact the Nominating Committee immediatley. Call Keith Martin at 333-8587.
Date: June 26
Place: Spirit Square
Show: Dark Rapture
Time: 5:30 pm
The Department of Theatre and Dance at UNCCharlotte hosted the MTA meeting on April 11. If you missed it, shame on you. Mershon West's Betty Lou was the a highlight of the Spotlight on Murder Mystery Theatre. The Uwharrie Players of Stanly County joined and representative Bob Baker put out a call for directors who would interested in their upcoming season. After the business meeting the group adjoured to a production of Lorca's Blood Wedding in Rowe Theatre. So thanks to all the folks at UNCC who worked hard to make the MTA so welcome.
With the June meeting hosted by Actors Theatre, this years schedule of meetings comes to an end. Would you be interested in hosting an MTA meeting next year? Got ideas for meeting topics? MTA is your organization. It can only do what you want it to do. Contact one of the outgoing or incoming Executive Committee members and volunteer. You can make a difference.
National Coalition of United Arts Funds Annual Conference July 12-14,1996, Atlanta,GA-"Arts Fund-Raising in a Changing World". Contact Oscar Marin, NCUAF Director, at (212) 223-2787 ext. 231, fax (212) 980-4857. Registration Deadline: June 15.
The guest speaker at the June meeting will be Michael Marsicano, President of the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte/Mecklenburg. He will speak on the plans for Spirit Square, the Cultural Education Cooperative, the "Angels" fallout, Arts Advocacy,Arts funding and respond to the Creative Loafing Theatre roundtable. Got a question? Got a idea? Speak out!
MTA in partnership with the Committee for American Sign Language Access to the Arts has
received a Grassroots Grant from the Arts & Science council for funding for deaf
directors and honorariums for sign interpreters. The $3,375 will help make theatre more
accesible to deaf patrons.
Applications are now being accepted for the Constance Welsh Scholarship. Know a deserving Graduate Student? Contact Rupert Barber at 892-2580 or Martha Keravuori at NCTC at (919)832-9171.
The legislature is making decsions about arts funding for next year. Call your state
representative and senator and let them know your feelings. The House is proposing a
$75,000 cut in the Cultural Resources budget for next year. For more info call the Arts
Advocacy Information line at (919)406-8244.
It's time to renew your MTA membership. Contact Joanna Smith for details. Your membership makes all the difference. Be the first to renew this year and keep the benefits of MTA coming.
To Whom It May Concern, I recently got some information about the Metrolina Theatre Association through the internet. I like what I saw and was wondering if you could send me some information on how one becomes a member. Thank you, Kathryn K. Hooten Performing Arts Center Manager Indiana Wesleyan University
Congratulations to Candace Sorensen, new Executive Director at Theatre Charlotte. She started work June3.Welcome to Chip Caldwell, new Drama teacher at Piedmont Middle School. Martha O'Neill will be part of the Theatre team at Northwest Magnet School for the Fine Arts next year. Art Randolph has been named the new Director of the African-American Children's Theatre.
Our thoughts and prays go out to Dennis Delamar on the loss of his brother.
The Uwharrie Players made a call for a stage director at the last meeting. Ginger Heath answered. She will be directing Damn Yankees this summer in Albemarle.
From July, 1993 through June, 1995 the North Carolina Arts Council awarded 2,832 grants. Almost $10 million was spent on innovative arts programs throughout the state. In FY94-95, the North Carolina Arts Council awarded 1,355 grants totalling $4,735,632 to support arts programs throughout the state.
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