in Asheville, North Carolina, has announced a $2.1 million grant from the to expand its arts programming.
The funding over three years will enable the college to add studio craft and material arts to its curriculum and partner with the at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. In addition, the grant will pay for additional faculty and staff, including a full-time teaching position in sculpture and a coordinator to work with CCCD; provide support for woodworking, fiber arts, and blacksmithing programs at the college; and support the college's efforts to phase in artist-in-residence positions in each of those areas and provide internships for recent graduates.
"This grant provides a unique opportunity for the college to take a leading role in the teaching of craft and forges an important partnership with the center," said CCCD executive director Stephanie Moore. "Students will be engaged in learning a significant art form that helped build the economy of our region and changed so many lives."