The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County has put out a new call for Arts Recovery Grant applications.

The grants are aimed at artists and arts organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. The Artist Impact Relief Fund grants were established early last year.

Dara Silver is an Arts Council Senior Vice President. Silver says in a news release the Council can provide flexible funding to arts and cultural organizations of all sizes within Forsyth County to help in reopening and stabilization efforts.

With pandemic restrictions starting to lift, there have been signs of a reawakening in the local arts community. The Ramkat performance venue has been scheduling limited capacity shows with safety measures in place.

And a/perture cinema is set to resume in-person screenings for the first time in over a year. A/perture owner Lawren Desai says an Arts Council grant last fall was one ingredient in the theater remaining operational through the pandemic.

Applications for Recovery Grants are available now and due by June 4th. 

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