Arts News

With 2,500 nonprofit arts organizations including a network of local arts councils that reach into all 100 counties of North Carolina there's plenty of arts experiences and art news! We encourage you to stay connected by signing up for our monthly arts industry news, ArtMatters, our quarterly e-news about ways to explore and experience Creative North Carolina. One of our most popular resources for artists is our twice-a-month list of Artist Opportunities.

To find the latest news about N.C. Arts Council program's see our press releases below or archived press releases or stop by our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Press Releases

Raleigh, N.C. (August 31, 2020) — Randall Kenan, an inductee into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and a 2005 recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature,...

Raleigh, N.C. (July 30, 2020) — Artists in all disciplines are eligible to apply for grants to support their professional and artistic development through a program of the...

The North Carolina Arts Council announced today that three pairs of traditional artists from western North Carolina have received the second annual N.C. Appalachian Folklife...
More than 100 nonprofit arts organizations across the state have been awarded CARES Grants from the North Carolina Arts Council. Through the one-time funding opportunity, $480,000...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 — NASCAR legend Kyle Petty, gospel singer Mary D. Williams, singer/songwriter Jonathan Byrd, and Ron Capps, the founder of the Veterans Writing Project,...

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