Image Above: Previous Piedmont Laureates Jaki Shelton Green (2009), Zelda Lockhart (2010), Scott Huler (2011), Ian Finley (2012), John Bemis (2013), Carrie Knowles (2014), James Maxey (2015), Katy Munger (2016), Mimi Herman (2017), Nancy Peacock (2018), David Merconi (2019), and Tamara Kissane (2020)
The City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County are pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the position of Piedmont Laureate for 2021. For the 2021 cycle, applications will be accepted from writers of children’s and young adult literature for youth up to 18 years old. The selected candidate will focus on elevating children’s and young adult literature in Wake, Durham and Orange counties.
The application submission period will begin August 28, 2020 and close on October 9, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Considering the impact of COVID-19 upon our world, the Laureate Partners look forward to exploring opportunities that will allow the Piedmont Laureate to be a success in the virtual environment.
About City of Raleigh Arts Commission
The Arts Commission serves as the official advisory body and advocates for the arts to the City Council. The commission's goal is to connect Raleigh citizens to the arts and continually build the creative community for both residents and visitors.
About Durham Arts Council
Durham Arts Council, Inc. is a catalyst in the cultural development of Durham - it leads, inspires, and promotes excellence in and access to the creation, experience and active support of the arts for all the people of our community.
About Orange County Arts Commission
The Orange County Arts Commission, located in Hillsborough, is an agency of Orange County government. They work to develop the arts in Orange County, North Carolina, which includes the townships of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, & Hillsborough.
About United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County
The United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County provide various programs and services in addition to partnering with businesses, individuals, foundations and the government to raise funds and distribute grants to schools, arts organizations and local artists.