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CFCC to Host 8th Annual NCCCS Fine Arts Conference

Over 200 fine and performing arts educators expected to gather at CFCC next week.

Empowering Tomorrow's Artists - Advocating for Inclusivity and Diversity - 2020
Cape Fear Community College will host the 8th annual North Carolina Community College Fine Arts Conference on February 20-22 for hundreds of North Carolina fine and performing arts educators.

Organized annually by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Associate in Fine Arts Association, the conference creates a space for art, music, and theatre educators and administrators from across the state to network, share ideas and participate in organized workshops and panel discussions.

This year’s conference, themed “Empowering Tomorrow’s Artists: Advocating for Inclusivity and Diversity,” will take place in historic downtown Wilmington at the CFCC Union Station building.

CFCC’s Brandon Guthrie, dean of arts and humanities and NCCCS Associate in Fine Arts Association board member looks forward to the conference next week. “We are eager to work with our partners who offer art, music, and theatre programs of study. We have a great list of speakers in addition to workshop opportunities and panel discussions—all designed to benefit our shared students and strengthen the partnership between the NC Community College System, the UNC System, and NC Independent Colleges and Universities.

“Cape Fear Community College is proud to host this group of educators in Wilmington,” said CFCC President Jim Morton. “Arts education is so important for community college students. CFCC has been actively working to strengthen our partnerships with transfer universities so fine arts students who want to continue their studies will have convenient transfer options. I am proud of all the work our fine arts faculty and staff are doing at CFCC, and I know this conference will be beneficial to all who attend.”

The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) Association was established to help solidify articulation agreements between members of the NC Community College System, the University of North Carolina System, and NC Independent Colleges and Universities. The main objective is to forge and maintain articulation agreements, bilateral agreements, and working partnerships for the benefit of all students.

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