Three weeks of workshops will run during the month of June beginning June 11. Application deadline is May 5. Through the Jackson County Arts Council Grassroots grant (JCAC), CMA is matching funds to provide eight, half-tuition scholarships open to all regional artists living in Jackson County. To apply, go to the JCAC webpage or the CMA webpage: www.cullowheemountainarts.org/scholarships or call Director Norma Hendrix at 828.342.6913.
The Summer of 2017 Cullowhee Mountain Arts Summer Arts Series will be held at Western Carolina University mid-June to the end of June, bringing 16 artists, their students, and their workshops to our region. While enjoying our thriving community, they will all spend time in downtown Sylva, enjoy these mountains, the rivers and our mountain communities.
Since 2012, CMA has attracted international attention for its unique format and distinguished level of art workshops and programs held locally on the WCU campus, nearby Waynesville at Lake Logan Episcopal Retreat Center, Sante Fe/Taos, New Mexico and Gloucester, Massachusetts. CMA is offering several workshops this year along the eastern seaboard in Snow Hill, Maryland. In what has become an annual event, this past January saw CMA travel across the globe to hold two weeks of workshops in Takapuna, New Zealand.
Cullowhee Mountain Arts (CMA) is a local, but internationally recognized grassroots nonprofit organization providing the Summer Artists Workshop series at WCU, an established annual summer event on the Western campus introducing artists and educators from all walks of life to the Western North Carolina region.
CMA and its Board of Directors (local educators and professionals) believe the arts energize every facet of our community life, and CMA is committed to the idea that arts invigorate communities.