Duke Energy announced a $25,000 contribution to the Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC on Tuesday, July 30. The substantial investment will be used to bolster grant programs administered by the Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC, including the Grassroots Arts Program and the Regional Artist Project grants.
“At Duke Energy we understand our success as a business is directly tied to the communities we serve. We believe that investments in the arts are important to the economic vitality of communities in the Cape Fear Region and a stimulus for jobs and investments in the local economy, said John Elliott, Duke Energy’s director of the East Region for Government and Community Relations.
“Duke Energy is proud to partner with the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County to build upon a vibrant arts community that provides creative outlets for citizens, exposes local audiences to top-quality performers and exhibits, and drives investment in local businesses,” Elliott said.
“Duke Energy’s investment is an effective way to support the spectrum of artists and arts organizations that make up Wilmington’s vibrant arts community,” said Rhonda Bellamy, executive director of the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County “This is a great example of how grants from the North Carolina Arts Council enable us to leverage significantly greater private dollars from the business and philanthropic sectors.”
For more information contact: www.artscouncilofwilmington.org.