Use the dropdown menus on the right side of the page to narrow the search to a particular county, artform or type of organization.
Searching by Key Words
In addition to finding artists and arts organizations, you may also search our site by key words to find pages on our site that match a particular need or answer a specific question.
To do this, at the upper right corner of every page is a search box. Enter the word or words you want to search for in this box, then hit Enter or click the Go button. You will be taken to a list of the page titles of those pages, events and news releases on our site where any of the words you entered appeared. Click on one of these titles to see that page.
The search engine looks for the words exactly as you type them into the Search our Site box. Don't use hyphens or initials or long phrases.
Connect to Us
If you would like to be added to our mailing list for e-news or be listed in our database, please visit Search.NCArts.org.
The information stored by the Council includes only those constituents requesting or receiving Council services. Therefore, not all individuals or organizations in the state in any particular interest group, type of organization or discipline are necessarily listed. Please encourage any artists or groups that should be included to add their information to Search.NCArts.org.
Information released by the Council may not be sold or used for non-arts commercial purposes. It may not be re-released or retained for future use without reference to the North Carolina Arts Council database as the source and the date originally obtained. One copy of any mailing or report using Council addresses or statistics must be provided to the Council. Use of Council data constitutes acceptance of these terms.
The North Carolina Arts Council is an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina. Records created or received by the agencies of the State of North Carolina are subject to the state Public Records Law (N.C.G.S. § 132). With specific exceptions in law that are noted in privacy statements particular to discrete services, any information recorded about you or your activities on the Arts Council's Web site is owned by the State and may be subject to disclosure.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit the Arts Council's Web site we automatically collect and store only the following information:
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, to ensure that our site remains available to all users, and to identify unauthorized access.
Messages E-mailed to Staff
Any messages e-mailed to Arts Council staff with links on these pages become the property of the State of North Carolina and, unless their content is declared confidential by law, are available to anyone on request.
Some icons and their meanings:
Some pages on our site have lists of links on them that go to different places within our site, or link to other websites. To differentiate these links, we use two kinds of icons in these lists.
Links with this icon after them indicate a link which will open another website. These will also open in another window.
Links with this icon are Adobe Acrobat PDF Files. Many documents on this site are provided in Portable Digital File format (PDF). To read and interact with these files, you will need to install Adobe® Acrobat® Reader before attempting to open the files. Please read the instructions on our PDF page.
Entering Events on Our Calendar
Please click here for instructions for updating the Events Calendar.
Troubleshooting On-line Forms
Our Database Entry Form and our grants management system use interactive on-line forms. If your computer and browser have firewalls or other settings that do not allow the exchange of data over the internet, you will not be able to use these forms. To troubleshoot situations where the form does not accept your data, please read the tips in the FAQ page for data entry.