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.

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Press Releases

The North Carolina Arts Council’s 2020-21 grant guidelines for organizations are now available at www.NCArts.org. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 2...

Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that 20 organizations in North Carolina will receive over $400,000 for arts projects in this round of fiscal...

The North Carolina Arts Council’s 2018–2019 Artist Fellowship exhibition will be presented at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) from February 13 to June 7,...

Raleigh, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2019) — Sculptor Cristina Córdova, who lives and works in Penland, N.C., will be featured in an upcoming segment of Craft in America on PBS on Friday,...

Raleigh, N.C. (December 9, 2019) — A Davidson screenwriter is the recipient of an inaugural award given in memory of Elliott Bowles, an aspiring filmmaker, by his family to the...

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