Department of Cultural Resources
As the nation's first cabinet-level state department for the arts, history, and libraries, the mission of the Department of Cultural Resources is to enrich the cultural, educational, and economic well-being of North Carolina's citizens and visitors. The Department accomplishes this by working to enhance the availability and quality of our state's historic, library, and artistic resources.
Cultural activities are integral to the daily lives of North Carolinians and a healthy economy. DCR works to preserve, develop, promote, and share the state's artistic, historic, and informational treasures. In addition to the North Carolina Arts Council, the following are also agencies of the Department of Cultural Resources: