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Arts Committee

Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center

Mission Of Art Committee
  • To promote and support the development of arts initiatives in the Carrboro community.
  • To enhance and enliven the Carrboro community through the display or performance of art in public spaces, and to explore ways of involving the community as much as possible in these performances and displays.
  • To enhance relations between the government and citizens of the Town of Carrboro through arts initiatives.
  • To promote, through artistic expression and the dialogues that surround it, citizens' democratic participation in the government and community of the Town of Carrboro.
  • To explore ways that the arts may contribute to the economic growth of the Town of Carrboro and its community.
  • To consider ways of aligning arts initiatives with the sustainability goals of the Town of Carrboro.
Interested in Serving Your Community?

The Town of Carrboro Arts Committee is currently is seeking New Members!

If you're interested in applying, please complete an Application for Membership and mail to:

Recreation & Parks Department: c/o Rah Trost
Telephone: 918-7364
E-mail: Rah Trost
Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., 27510


Town Clerk's Office: c/o Catherine,Wilson
Telephone: 918-7309
E-mail: cwilson@townofcarrboro.org
Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., 27510

(Applicants must be Carrboro residents to be eligible.)


Search for Poet Laureate, Town of Carrboro

The Arts Committee of the Town of Carrboro seeks applications and nominations for the position of Poet Laureate of Carrboro, for a term that will begin August 1, 2013 and expire July 1, 2015. The main duty of the Poet Laureate is to engage in activities that enhance the presence of poetry in the social and civic life of Carrboro. These may include participation in Carrboro Day, contributing to the planning of the West End Poetry Festival, which is held annually in October, and outreach to local schools. The Laureate should be a practicing poet; a record of publication and public readings will be considered assets but are not required. The Poet Laureate may serve more than one 2-year term of office, but not two terms in succession. Residency in Carrboro is desirable but not necessary.

If you wish to apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position and 3-5 poems (no more than 5 pages of poetry). If you have published one or more poems, please include in your cover letter titles with the name and date of the revue or Web site; please also list your public readings. Also please provide a statement of 250-350 words on your vision of the role of poetry in Carrboro, with suggestions for activities in which you would engage. All application materials must be received by July 31, 2013.

If you wish to nominate someone, please provide with the name a justification of 150-200 words.

Please address all application materials in hard copy to:

Rah Trost, Recreation Supervisor
Town of Carrboro
Century Center
100 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC 27510

Please send all questions and nominations to Rah Trost.



The Town of Carrboro announces the formation of the Poets Council, a sub-committee of the Carrboro Arts Committee. Up to ten people can be appointed to the Council. The town's poet laureates will serve during their term. The Council will meet at the convenience of its members.
The Council is charged with the organization, promotion, and coordination of poetry events, including but not limited to poetry writing in Carrboro Schools, youth poetry contests, Carrboro Day readings, and events involving the poet laureate.
Carrboro residents interested in applying for the Council will need to complete a brief application form


Completed applications should be submitteed to the:

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department
attn: Rah Trost
100 N. Grensboro Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

The Carrboro Arts Committee appreciates all donations.
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