Culture Mill

is creating Performing Arts and Local Creative Culture

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By becoming a sustainer at this level, you essentially pay for one artist per year to give a meaningful class or presentation to students anywhere from 6 - 21 years old through one of our school partners.


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At this level you essentially make possible the salary of a single artist's performance in one evening of a work produced by Culture Mill.


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This level covers about two full salaried days per year of an artist working on an original Culture Mill production.


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About Culture Mill

Who We Are

Culture Mill is a Performing Arts Laboratory which empowers rural North Carolina through local, national and international artistic collaborations.

It is led by artists and rooted in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. Its co-directors, international choreographers Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon, moved to Saxapahaw from Berlin, Germany in 2013. Since then, Noonan and Elizéon have been committed to developing impactful, multidisciplinary projects rooted in Saxapahaw.

Culture Mill's innovative approach is evident in its artist-led structure, its partnerships with local organizations and schools, as well as with local and international institutions alike. Culture Mill's projects, residencies, outreach and education programs aim to deepen, align and develop the potential of art as a means of sparking personal inquiry and social change. More at

What We Are Asking

After 6 years of award-winning, innovative work, Culture Mill is continuing to imagine new futures, even during these unprecedented times. We are asking for your help in continuing to offer professional quality artworks made in rural North Carolina, creative tools to non-arts sectors through our outreach programs, and the availability of our resources such as the Culture Mill Lab to local artists through our open space policy.

Because a deep-rooted, long-term connection to our community is a cornerstone of our vision, we now ask you: a member of our community, to become a sustainer of Culture Mill. Your contribution will help to continue all of these important elements of our work. Any amount is meaningful to us.

More than anything, you are becoming an investor in a radical vision: a world where independent, local and innovative world-class art is grown in rural North Carolina, serving as a model for the future of locally sustained creative culture.

$862.65 of $1,500 per month
A Home 

This goal allows us to pay the rent for the Culture Mill Lab: our studio home where we create all of our artistic programs happening in Saxapahaw and elsewhere, where we welcome artists in residence, where we host students in our educational workshops, and the resource we make available to other community organizations and artists as a part of our Open Space Policy. It also covers the cost of all utilities and insurance costs vital to running our programs.
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