Dear Friends of CVNC:

Donations from our readers are an important part of our success as we continue to expand our work of providing professional arts criticism and increase the detailed listings in our calendar. This year is no different.

We want you to know some of the things we have accomplished because of the generosity of readers:

Our new website debuted in February. The improved design and the underlying database allow us to work more efficiently while expanding our calendar and review services. Please give us feedback on the changes!

Our calendar lists 5,653 events with start dates in 2011, withmore coming in each day. These listings tell of great opportunities offered by artists and organizations in NC.

This year we will post over 500 reviews; contributions help us pay our professional writers. As print media continue to reduce coverage, but CVNC has expanded while maintaining high editorial standards.

We’ve recently added a share button to each review and calendar entry to facilitate linking favorite reviews or interesting events on your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media pages.

Our intern program for aspiring arts journalists continues to thrive. At schools across the state, we are identifying promising students who will join the ranks of the next generation of arts writers and consumers.

This month we have expanded our services by adding visual arts events to our calendar – a big step in the growth of our journal. We are notifying galleries, statewide and, as support grows, will add visual arts critics.

Please consider making a donation to help sustain CVNC‘s continuing services to the arts in North Carolina. All gifts help – no gift is too small. We absolutely cannot do this work without you, and I hope we may count on your support in the form of a tax-deductible contribution by year-end. Click here for a form to include with your gift or click here to give online. With thanks in advance, I am,

John W. Lambert
Executive Editor