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Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Records


The mission of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is to promote an appreciation of, and involvement in, the performing arts on the Outer Banks and nearby areas through the presentation of an annual series of affordable concerts by diverse artists. The Forum is a non-profit organization and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts. The Forum's season runs from September to May. All performances are partially underwritten by community businesses.The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Records contain financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, information on grants, performers, and programs.

Title

Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Records

Collection Number

33MSS-98

Date(s)

1992 - 2009

Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
5.17
Physical Description
Boxes
14.00
Folders
241.00
Abstract

The mission of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is to promote an appreciation of, and involvement in, the performing arts on the Outer Banks and nearby areas through the presentation of an annual series of affordable concerts by diverse artists. The Forum is a non-profit organization and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts. The Forum's season runs from September to May. All performances are partially underwritten by community businesses.

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Records contain financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, information on grants, performers, and programs.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Outer Banks History Center.

Creator

Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


This collection is divided into twelve main series: Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, Grants, Membership and Subscriptions, Sustaining Fund, Performers and Programs, Organizational Papers, Other Organizations, Scrapbooks, Publicity, and Photographs.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by Tama Creef and Kelly R. Grimm, December 2009

Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, December 2009


In 1983, a meeting was held at the Southern Shores Fire Station to explore the idea of bringing performing arts to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Charles Herman, joined by his wife Betty, Andy Cagiano, Doug Wilson, Paul and Lillian Oswald, Randall Wrenn, Ann Parlette, and Warren Davis became the nucleus of what was to become the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts.

Initally admission to performances was free and performers were selected from local residents. Among the first performers were Dr. Lily Chou, Dick Jordan, Susan Archbell, Vera Evans, and Ellie Cushing. Though the majority of the shows were held in the Kitty Hawk Elementry School Auditorium, other venues included the Baum Center, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and Kitty Hawk Baptist Church. Eventually the Kitty Hawk Elementry School's auditorium become the Forum's home, until 2004, when the venue changed to the newly constructed First Flight High School's auditorium. Eventually, the Forum's Board determined that if the forum was to grow, they would need to expand their search for performers, and money would be needed to pay fees and travel expenses. The inital performace fee averaged $300.

Today the Forum has grown to become an incorporated, non-profit, tax-exempt organization of over 400 members. The operation of its business is closely managed by a twelve member, all-volunteer board of directors that includes a finance professional as treasurer.

By underwriting many of the Forum programs, the local business community has enabled the organization to attract high quality jazz, opera, symphony, drama, and vocal performances. Other funding comes from the subscriptions, ticket sales, and an annual campaign for contributions from individuals in the area. An effort has been made to keep ticket prices as low as possible to provide access to a broad audience.

Cooperative liaisons exist with the North Carolina and Dare County Arts Councils, the Theatre of Dare, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Through the use of Kitty Hawk High School for performances, the Forum has established a mutally beneficial situation between the organization and the schools. Each year the Forum awards a scholarship to a high school graduate entering the performing arts. Young people are encouraged to participate and help with staging Outer Banks Forum performances and preparing the programs. The Forum's season runs from September-May.


In 1983, a meeting was held at the Southern Shores Fire Station to explore the idea of bringing performing arts to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Charles Herman, joined by his wife Betty, Andy Cagiano, Doug Wilson, Paul and Lillian Oswald, Randall Wrenn, Ann Parlette, and Warren Davis became the nucleus of what was to become the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts.

Initally admission to performances was free and performers were selected from local residents. Among the first performers were Dr. Lily Chou, Dick Jordan, Susan Archbell, Vera Evans, and Ellie Cushing. Though the majority of the shows were held in the Kitty Hawk Elementry School Auditorium, other venues included the Baum Center, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and Kitty Hawk Baptist Church. Eventually the Kitty Hawk Elementry School's auditorium become the Forum's home, until 2004, when the venue changed to the newly constructed First Flight High School's auditorium. Eventually, the Forum's Board determined that if the forum was to grow, they would need to expand their search for performers, and money would be needed to pay fees and travel expenses. The inital performace fee averaged $300.

Today the Forum has grown to become an incorporated, non-profit, tax-exempt organization of over 400 members. The operation of its business is closely managed by a twelve member, all-volunteer board of directors that includes a finance professional as treasurer.

By underwriting many of the Forum programs, the local business community has enabled the organization to attract high quality jazz, opera, symphony, drama, and vocal performances. Other funding comes from the subscriptions, ticket sales, and an annual campaign for contributions from individuals in the area. An effort has been made to keep ticket prices as low as possible to provide access to a broad audience.

Cooperative liaisons exist with the North Carolina and Dare County Arts Councils, the Theatre of Dare, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Through the use of Kitty Hawk High School for performances, the Forum has established a mutally beneficial situation between the organization and the schools. Each year the Forum awards a scholarship to a high school graduate entering the performing arts. Young people are encouraged to participate and help with staging Outer Banks Forum performances and preparing the programs. The Forum's season runs from September-May.


[Identification of item], 33MSS-98, Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.


Donated by Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts.


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The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Records contains financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, information on grants, performers, and programs.

This collection is divided into twelve main series: Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, Grants, Membership and Subscriptions, Sustaining Fund, Performers and Programs, Organizational Papers, Other Organizations, Scrapbooks, Publicity, and Photographs.


The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Records contains financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, information on grants, performers, and programs.


  • Dare County Arts Council
  • Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts
  • Concerts--North Carolina--Outer Banks
  • Performing arts--North Carolina--Outer Banks
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)

Physical Description
14 Boxes, 241 Folders
Physical Description
Boxes
14.00
Folders
241.00

Folder: 1:1.1  
Finding Aid

6978
Board Meeting Minutes

Folder: 1:2.1  
Annual Report
1997-1998, 2003
Folder: 1:2.2  
Annual Report to the State of North Carolina
Board of Directors Meetings, Annual Meetings
Folder: 1:2.3  
1988-1991
1988-1991
Folder: 1:2.4  
1994
1994
Folder: 1:2.5  
1995
1995
Folder: 1:2.6  
1996
1996
Folder: 1:2.7  
1997
1997
Folder: 1:2.8  
1998
1998
Folder: 1:2.9  
1999
1999
Folder: 1:2.10  
2000
2000
Folder: 1:2.11  
2001
2001
Folder: 1:2.12  
2002
2002
Folder: 1:2.13  
2003
2003
Folder: 1:2.14  
2004
2004
Folder: 1:2.15  
2005
2005
Folder: 2:2.16  
2006
2006
Folder: 2:2.17  
2007
2007
Folder: 2:2.18  
2008
2008
Folder: 2:2.19  
2009
2009
Folder: 2:2.20  
Board of Directors Workshop
January 8, 2000
Folder: 2:2.21  
Board of Directors Retreat
October 26, 2001

7001
Correspondence

Folder: 2:3.1  
From Jane Dye
1999-2000
Folder: 2:3.2  
From Joan Freemantle
1993-1998
Folder: 2:3.3  
To Joan Freemantle
1997-1998
Folder: 2:3.4  
From Peggy Shea
2000-2001
Folder: 2:3.5  
1999-2003
1999-2003
Folder: 2:3.6  
Thank You Notes, ,2010
1999-2003
Folder: 2:3.7  
E-mails and Faxes
2003-2004
Folder: 2:3.8  
General
1994-2010

7010
Financial Records

Folder: 2:4.1  
Budget, ,2006-2007
1996-1997
Folder: 2:4.2  
Treasurer's Reports
1997-2000
Financial
Folder: 2:4.3  
2001
2001
Folder: 2:4.4  
2002
2002
Folder: 2:4.5  
2003-2004
2003-2004
Folder: 2:4.6  
2005
2005
Folder: 2:4.7  
2006
2006
Folder: 2:4.8  
2007-2008
2007-2008
Folder: 2:4.9  
Income and Expenditures
1994
Income Tax Return
Folder: 2:4.10  
990EZ
1999
Folder: 2:4.11  
990, Application for Change in Accounting Method
2000
Folder: 2:4.12  
Form 990
2003
Audit
Folder: 2:4.13  
1998
1998
Folder: 2:4.14  
2000
2000
Completed Payment Requests
Folder: 3:4.15  
2001-2003
2001-2003
Folder: 3:4.16  
2004
2004
Folder: 3:4.17  
Fundraising
Folder: 3:4.18  
Fundraising, North Carolinia Arts Council Workshop
January 16, 2003

7033
Grants

Folder: 3:5.1  
Grants Committee Reports
1999-2000
Folder: 3:5.2  
Correspondence
2000-2002
Dare County Arts Council, Grassroots Arts Program
Folder: 3:5.3  
1993
1993
Folder: 3:5.4  
1994
1994
Folder: 3:5.5  
1995
1995
Folder: 3:5.6  
1996
1996
Folder: 3:5.7  
1997
1997
Folder: 3:5.8  
1998
1998
Folder: 3:5.9  
1999
1999
Folder: 3:5.10  
2000
2000
Folder: 3:5.11  
2001
2001
Folder: 3:5.12  
2003
2003
Folder: 4:5.13  
NEA/Southern Arts Federation Regional Touring Grant
2005
North Carolina Arts Council
Folder: 4:5.14  
1994-1995
1994-1995
Folder: 4:5.15  
2000-2002
2000-2002
Folder: 4:5.16  
Series Support
2002-2003
Folder: 4:5.17  
Touring Report
2002-2003
Folder: 4:5.18  
Final Report
2002-2003
Folder: 4:5.19  
2003-2004
2003-2004
Folder: 4:5.20  
2004-2005
2004-2005
Folder: 4:5.21  
Meekins Foundation Application Worksheet, Blank Form
Outer Banks Community Foundation
Folder: 4:5.22  
1992
1992
Folder: 4:5.23  
1999
1999
Folder: 4:5.24  
2000
2000
Folder: 5:5.25  
Final Report: Outer Banks Forum Grassroots Subgrant
2002
Folder: 5:5.26  
Dare County Tourist Bureau
1999
Folder: 5:5.27  
Z. Smith Reynolds

7064
Memberships and Subscriptions

Folder: 5:6.1  
Membership, Solicitations, Reports, Word Processing Project
1999-2003
Folder: 5:6.2  
Membership Lists
1987-1990
Folder: 5:6.3  
Membership, Solicitation
2001-2002
Folder: 5:6.4  
Memberships
2003-2004
Folder: 5:6.5  
Membership Survey
1999
Folder: 5:6.6  
Subscriber Survey, ,2008-2010
1996
Folder: 5:6.7  
Subscription Holders
2005-2006
Folder: 5:6.8  
Subscription and Annual Sustaining Campaign Solicitation

7073
Sustaining Fund

Folder: 5:7.1  
List of Donors
1993-2003
Folder: 5:7.2  
Annual Sustaining Campaign
1995-1996
Folder: 5:7.3  
Solicitation, Prospect and Donor List, Acknowledgements, Summaries
2001-2002
Folder: 5:7.4  
Volunteer Assignments, Solicitation, Prospect and Donor List, Acknowledgements, Summaries
2002-2003
Folder: 5:7.5  
General
2003-2004

7079
Performers and Programs

African American Dance Ensemble
Folder: 5:8.1  
Background and Publicity
Folder: 5:8.2  
Contract, Addenda, and Technical Rider
Folder: 5:8.3  
Bill Mansfield: Contract, Correspondence, Brochure
Folder: 5:8.4  
Brass Menagerie: Contract
1993
Christopher Kypros
Folder: 5:8.5  
Background, Publicity, Program
Folder: 5:8.6  
Contract, Correspondence
Marcia Ball
Folder: 5:8.7  
Background, Publicity, Attendees
Folder: 5:8.8  
Contract, Stage Requirements, Correspondence
Folder: 5:8.9  
Haleyon Brass: Contract and Correspondence
Folder: 5:8.10  
Karl Wohlwend: Contract Correspondence, Program, and Promotion
Nnenna Freelon
Folder: 5:8.11  
Background, Publicity, Introduction
Folder: 5:8.12  
Contract, Correspondence
Folder: 5:8.13  
Opera Carolina Theatre: Correspondence and Bios
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Folder: 5:8.14  
Background Publicity
Folder: 6:8.15  
Contract, Correspondence
Folder: 6:8.16  
Snake Oil Medicine Show, CXI: Publicity, Contract, & Technical Rider
Virginia Symphony
Folder: 6:8.17  
Background, Publicity, Program
Folder: 6:8.18  
Contract
Folder: 6:8.19  
Performance Documents
1983-1986
Folder: 6:8.20  
Virginia Beach Groups
1993-1993
Folder: 6:8.21  
Shady Grove Band
January 18, 1991
Folder: 6:8.22  
Jordan-Longmire Partnership
October 18, 1991
Folder: 6:8.23  
The National Theatre Company:Die Fledermaus
November 15, 1991
Folder: 6:8.24  
East Carolina Dance Theatre
April 11, 1992
Folder: 6:8.25  
Donald Davis, Storyteller
December 10, 1992
Folder: 6:8.26  
Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra
October 23, 1993
Folder: 6:8.27  
Neptune Players inI Do I Do
November 20, 1993
Folder: 6:8.28  
North Carolina Theatre: The Brass Menagerie
December, 10, 1993
Folder: 6:8.29  
Dramtreeo
February 19, 1994
Folder: 6:8.30  
The Botetourt Chamber Singers
April 15, 1994
Folder: 6:8.31  
Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra
October 22, 1994
Folder: 6:8.32  
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale
December 17, 1994
Folder: 6:8.33  
Shady Grove Band
January 14, 1995
Folder: 6:8.34  
Greg Gelb Swing Band
February 11, 1995
Folder: 6:8.35  
Actors' Theatre
March 11, 1995
Folder: 6:8.36  
Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra
October 21, 1995
Folder: 6:8.37  
The Duttons
December 9. 1995
Folder: 6:8.38  
Jim Teter, Comedian
January 20, 1996
Folder: 6:8.39  
The National Opera Company:The Secret Marriage
February 24,1996
Folder: 6:8.40  
Norfolk Savoyard LTD.
April 29, 1995
Folder: 6:8.41  
The Botetourt Chamber Singers
March 30, 1996
Folder: 6:8.42  
The Actors' Theatre
April 27, 1996
Folder: 6:8.43  
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
October 19, 1996
Folder: 6:8.44  
Holiday Jazz Concert
December 14, 1996
Folder: 7:8.45  
Ed Kilborne, Storyteller
January 11, 1997
Folder: 7:8.46  
On Broadway
February 11, 1997
Folder: 7:8.47  
The Actors' Theatre
March 22, 1997
Folder: 7:8.48  
The Duttons
April 12, 1997
Folder: 7:8.49  
Navy Band: "Country Current,"
May 31, 1997
Folder: 7:8.50  
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
October 18, 1997
Folder: 7:8.51  
Virginia Beach Chorale
December 13, 1997
Folder: 7:8.52  
Atlanta Brassworks
January 10, 1998
Folder: 7:8.53  
National Opera Company:The Barber of Seville
February 28, 1998
Folder: 7:8.54  
The Actors' Theatre
March 21, 1998
Folder: 7:8.55  
North Carolina Jazz Repertory
April 21, 1998
Folder: 7:8.56  
Gershwin Show
October 10, 1998
Folder: 7:8.57  
Sheer Pandemonium
December 12, 1998
Folder: 7:8.58  
Monumental Brass Quintet
January 16,1999
Folder: 7:8.59  
Shady Grove Band
February 20, 1999
Folder: 7:8.60  
The Actors' Theatre
March 27, 1999
Folder: 7:8.61  
Virginia Beach Symphony
May 1, 1999
Folder: 7:8.62  
North Carolina Jazz Repertory
October 9, 1999
Folder: 7:8.63  
National Opera Company:Cosi Fan Tutte
November 20, 1999
Folder: 7:8.64  
Puddingstone
December 4, 1999
Folder: 7:8.65  
The Three Baritones
January 22, 2000
Folder: 7:8.66  
Hotlanta
March 11, 2000
Folder: 7:8.67  
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
May 6, 2000
Folder: 7:8.68  
Mac Frampton Trio
October 21, 2000
Folder: 7:8.69  
Bill Schustik
December 9, 2000
Folder: 7:8.70  
National Opera Company
January 27, 2001
Folder: 7:8.71  
Georgia Sea Island Singers
March 3, 2001
Folder: 7:8.72  
Kila
April 12, 2001
Folder: 7:8.73  
Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra
April 28, 2001
Folder: 7:8.74  
Eroica Trio
September 29, 2001
Folder: 8:8.75  
Hot Club of Cowtown
October 20, 2001
Folder: 8:8.76  
Le Trio Gershwin
November 9, 2001
Folder: 8:8.77  
Riders in the Sky
December 2, 2001
Folder: 8:8.78  
United States Air Force Band
February 7, 2002
Folder: 8:8.79  
Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra
March 4, 2002
Folder: 8:8.80  
Allison Brown Quartet
September 7, 2002
Folder: 8:8.81  
1964 Beatles Tribute
October 6, 2002
Folder: 8:8.82  
Key Players School Show
November 8, 2002
Folder: 8:8.83  
Groucho
November 17, 2002
Folder: 8:8.84  
North Carolina Jazz Repertory
December 15, 2002
Folder: 8:8.85  
Habana Sax
March 9, 2003
Folder: 8:8.86  
Chatham Baroque
April 6, 2003
Folder: 8:8.87  
Music of Motor City
May 11, 2003
Folder: 8:8.88  
Hot Club of Cowtown
September 20, 2003
Folder: 8:8.89  
Good ol' Girls
October 18, 2003
Folder: 8:8.90  
Jim Walker: "Free Flight,"
December 6, 2003
Folder: 9:8.91  
Glenis Redmond
February 16-19, 2004
Folder: 9:8.92  
Broadway Centerstage
February 21, 2004
Folder: 9:8.93  
Sam Bush
April 18, 2004
Folder: 9:8.94  
Emile Pandolfi
May 15, 2004
Folder: 9:8.95  
The ABC's of Music: Arias, Broadway, and Chopin
October 25, 2009
Folder: 9:8.96  
Program Flyers
Season Programs
Folder: 9:8.97  
1983-2000
1983-2000
Folder: 9:8.98  
2000-2010
2000-2010
Folder: 9:8.99  
Performance Documents
2003-2004
Folder: 9:8.100  
Program Evaluations
2000-2001
Folder: 9:8.101  
Touring Program Report
1992
Folder: 9:8.102  
Performers
2009-2010

7189
Organizational Papers

Folder: 9:9.1  
Articles of Incorporation
Folder: 9:9.2  
By-laws
1990-2003
Folder: 10:9.3  
Name Change
Folder: 10:9.4  
Constitution
Folder: 10:9.5  
Organizational History, Mission Statement
Folder: 10:9.6  
Nominating Committee
1996-2004
Folder: 10:9.7  
Committee Reports
2001-2002
Folder: 10:9.8  
Attendence Records
Folder: 10:9.9  
Mailing Lists
2002-2003
Folder: 10:9.10  
Personnel
Folder: 10:9.11  
Chair Order
Outer Banks Forum Records
Folder: 10:9.12  
1998-1999
1998-1999
Folder: 10:9.13  
2001-2002
2001-2002
Folder: 10:9.14  
NEA/SAF Regional Touring Application
Folder: 10:9.15  
Agreement to Employ Independent Contractor
2006-2007
Folder: 10:9.16  
Contract: Shelby Wright
2003
Folder: 10:9.17  
Proposal to Broaden Performing Arts Experiences for Dare County Youth, Submitted to Outer Banks Community Foundation
1999
Proposed High School Auditorium
2002
Folder: 10:9.18  
General
Folder: 10:9.19  
Information for the Dare County Board of Commissioners
Scholarship
Folder: 10:9.20  
1997
1997
Folder: 10:9.21  
1999
1999
Folder: 10:9.22  
Cultural Center
Folder: 10:9.23  
Schools and Colleges
Folder: 10:9.24  
Partnerships
Folder: 10:9.25  
Filming Instructions
Folder: 10:9.26  
Sound and Light Equipment
Folder: 10:9.27  
Stage Layout
Folder: 10:9.28  
Website

7221
Other Organizations

Folder: 10:10.1  
ASCAP
Folder: 10:10.2  
Arts North Carolina
1997-2001
Folder: 10:10.3  
Croasdaile Village, Durham, North Carolina: United Methodist Retirement Community
Folder: 10:10.4  
Chowan Arts Council
Folder: 10:10.5  
Dare County Arts Council
Folder: 11:10.6  
North Carolina Arts Council
Folder: 11:10.7  
North East Arts Team (NEAT)
Folder: 11:10.8  
On Stage in North Carolina
Folder: 11:10.9  
Southern Shores Civic Association
Folder: 11:10.10  
Theatre of Dare

7232
Scrapbooks

Folder: 11:11.1  
1993-1997
1993-1997
Folder: 11:11.2  
1997-1999
1997-1999
Folder: 11:11.3  
1999-2001
1999-2001
Folder: 11:11.4  
2001-2004
2001-2004
Folder: 12:11.5  
2004-2007
2004-2007

Folder: 12:12.1  
Ephemera

7239
Publicity

Folder: 12:13.1  
Publicity
Folder: 12:13.2  
Publicity Requests
Newspaper Clippings
Folder: 12:13.3  
Undated
Folder: 12:13.4  
Joe Benedetto Publicity
Folder: 12:13.5  
1991-2001
1991-2001
Folder: 12:13.6  
2002-2010
2002-2010
Folder: 12:13.7  
Press Releases
2007
Photographs
Folder: 12:14.1  
Performers
Box: 13:14.2  
Performances and Meetings
Box: 14:14.3  
Performances and Donors