2018 Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts Award – Becky Carney D-NC
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Women in Government (WIG) Select North Carolina State Representative Becky Carney as the 2018 Recipient of the “Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts” Award
Washington, D.C.—The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Women in Government (WIG) today announced that North Carolina State Representative Becky Carney is the 2018 recipient of the “Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts” award, created to recognize a woman state legislator for outstanding support of the arts in her state. The award will be presented at Women In Government’s national conference on October 3, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Representative Carney had a history as a supporter of the arts before her arrival at the NC General Assembly, and as such she quickly found herself as an advocate and supporter of the projects and grant programs of the North Carolina Arts Council. With her help appropriations for the North Carolina Arts Council grants programs have increased in either recurring or non-recurring funds each year since 2014.
In May 2018 Representative Carney in partnership with Representative Jeffrey Elmore founded the bipartisan Joint Caucus on Arts and Arts Education, and 44 North Carolina House Members joined the caucus in just a matter of weeks. The purpose of the Joint Caucus on Arts and Arts Education is to educate Members of the House and Senate on the economic, education, and civic impact of the arts industry in North Carolina and to help grow awareness of North Carolina as The Creative State. Continue reading