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. (November 20, 2020) — From Nina Simone to Max Roach, North Carolinians carry a powerful legacy of creating music that documents the social ills of America. Today...

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 6, 2020) — Today the North Carolina Arts Council announced that $100,000 will be distributed as grants to 17 nonprofit arts organizations of color....

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...

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