Haywood arts council gets new director

art pippinThe Haywood County Arts Council recently hired Jodi John Pippin as their new part-time executive director as of June 2014. 

Pippin is a member of the Western Art Agencies of NC collaborative group, which meets regularly to discuss the arts and its impact in Western North Carolina. She has experience in grant writing, event planning, marketing, graphic design and the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council. The Haywood County Arts Council participates in the Grassroots Arts Program through the distribution of sub-grants to local arts organizations in Haywood County.  

Pippin’s background is in cultural anthropology, architecture and fine arts. She also works as a professional artist and musician, bringing her passion for the arts into her work. 

Previously, Pippin served as the executive director of the Iredell Arts Council in Statesville for the last four years. She and her family are currently relocating to the area.


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