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

Raleigh native Charles R. “Chuck” Davis, who became one of the world’s foremost teachers and choreographers of African dance, is being remembered across North Carolina and the...

Lori Cozzi, Executive Director of ArtSpace Charter School in Swannanoa, was named the 2017 Gerry D. Howell A+ Educator of the Year at an A+ Network webinar on Thursday, May 4....

Arts Across NC is a new podcast series celebrating the rich history of the arts across North Carolina. The free podcasts are sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council to...

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.



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