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Pamela Howland Independent Artist Fund

The Pamela Howland Independent Artist Fund was established in 2021 by Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County in honor and memory of the extraordinary pianist and music educator, Pamela Howland.


Annually, the fund provides three awards of $2,000 each in three categories that support committed, gifted individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists residing in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. The award categories are visual arts, performing arts, and art that is interdisciplinary and/or innovative for the community. Pamela Howland Award recipients will showcase their work in a final tribute event.  

Dr. Howland earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and achieved her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music. After moving to Winston-Salem, Dr. Howland held teaching positions at various universities including Wake Forest, UNCSA, UNCG and UNCSA Community Music.

Gifts may be made online or by mailing a check to Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County (251 N Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) with a memo note, Pamela Howland Fund. 

2023 Pamela Howland Independent Artist Fund Showcase

September 14, 2023 at 5:30pm

Join us as we raise a toast to the life and legacy of Dr. Pamela Howland and showcase the three inaugural awardees of the Fund named in Dr. Howland's honor. The evening will begin with a reception featuring the Federico Pivetta Trio at 5:30pm. The showcase will begin promptly at 6:15pm.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Gifts to support the fund are highly encouraged and ensure annual grants can be made to individual artists across Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

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