The North Carolina Arts Council works to benefit North Carolina citizens and communities through the arts. Our core functions include:

  • Creating a strong and efficient Arts Infrastructure across the state

  • Planning and implementing arts-based Economic Development

  • Education in and with the arts

 Explore the links to the left to find information and materials compiled by our staff and networks.

  • Resources Overview – Tips for using our website search features.
  • Arts Accessibility – information about inclusion for all citizens, including people with disabilities, patients and caregivers in healthcare settings, and older adults.
  • Directories – Learn about the best artists in the state.
  • For Artists – Find out about Artist Opportunities and resources compiled specifically for artists with interests in  Dance, Film and Video, Folklife, Public Art, Theater, Touring and Visual Arts.
  • For Organizations – Connect to helpful materials for Local Arts Councils  and Power2Give – an online fundraising tool, as well as resources for special programs. 
  • Job Bank – Links to find employment in the arts.
  • North Carolina Poet Laureate – Meet the State Poet Laureate.
  • Partners – Connect to our state and national partners.
  • Poetry Resources – Connect to opportunities to experience poetry.
  • Research Resources – Links to sources for arts research.