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Reflections on the Next Stage Summer Fellowship

Reflections on the Next Stage Summer Fellowship

by Michi LaCorte Joining the Next Stage team in the midst of a global pandemic and getting to know them and the six CULTIVATE cohort organizations over Zoom has definitely been an unusual experience, but to say the least, I have made memories. I came into the Davidson...
Let’s Talk Story

Let’s Talk Story

by Janet Ervin I’ve always been a reader – from the time I was old enough to sound out words, I was walking around with a book in front of my face. I grew up just north of here, in Statesville, where my family had the Charlotte Observer delivered every day. I learned...
Small, but Mighty: Workforce Development in the Arts

Small, but Mighty: Workforce Development in the Arts

By Hannah Grannemann In this blog post, I’ll address Strategies F, G, I and J in the Opportunity Task Force report, addressing career pathways outside of college, especially apprenticeships and workplace-based learning. How many jobs in the arts can you name? Actor,...
Arts As Disruption

Arts As Disruption

by Josh Jacobson In this blog post, I’ll discuss the Opportunity Task Force’s Strategy D: Strengthen the early care and education workforce to improve the quality and experiences of early care and education available to children ages birth to five. In particular, the...
Supporting Parents and Caregivers through the Arts

Supporting Parents and Caregivers through the Arts

By Hannah Grannemann In this blog post, I’ll discuss the Opportunity Task Force’s Strategy E: Support parents and caregivers as a child’s first teacher in promoting positive early brain development, social emotional health and early literacy beginning at birth. There...