A City Councilman’s Journey Making Community Through Art

Kevin Spears cares deeply about how his community is represented. Today, Spears is most known for his community organizing and his seat on Wilmington’s City Council. But years before any of that, Spears was organizing poetry events to build community and provide a platform to those around him to use their art.

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Want to Help:

  1. Advocate – Urge Support for the Arts in COVID Relief Legislation by calling your local Senators Richard Burr 202 224 3154, and Thom Tillis 704 509 9087 

Need Help: 

  1. North Carolina Arts Council Funding Opportunities – Apply for funding for your art or arts organization through these North Carolina Arts Council grants.
  2. Local Arts Council Funding Opportunities – Email your local arts council asking about their annual local grassroots grants.