Arts News

The arts Make North Carolina an extraordinary place to live, work, explore. The North Carolina Arts Council’s investment in the arts reaches all 100 counties through our support of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations across the state. Our work benefits communities through quality of life, economic developmentarts tourism, and providing a more balanced education for our children.

We offer a variety of ways to stay connected to the arts industry in North Carolina. Click here to visit current and archived press releases. If you need related photography or videos please contact or (919) 807-6530. Our offices also arrange press visits for journalists interested in arts and cultural stories.

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Press Releases

Asheville, N.C. (April 11, 2017) The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council, has launched a new crafts trail to boost the...

Raleigh, N.C., March 1, 2017 — Nominations are open for the North Carolina Heritage Award, the state’s highest honor for traditional artists, until Monday, May 1.


Raleigh, N.C. (February 21, 2017) — North Carolina high school students from 30 school districts across the state will take the stage on...

The 2017 grant application season has launched and guidelines and applications for the North Carolina Arts Council’s seven grant programs for organizations are now available...

A collaboration with universities across the state will bring music from 11 countries in east Africa, all connected by the Nile River, to North Carolina for a series of musical...


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