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. (May 20, 2019) — Meet the rising generation of North Carolina’s traditional artists in a collection of documentary portraits in the exhibition, New Faces of...

Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that 16 organizations will receive $1.3 million for fiscal year 2019.

In total, the NEA plans to...

New York, NY (April 24, 2019)— The Academy of American Poets announced this morning that Jaki Shelton Green, the Poet Laureate of North Carolina has been named Academy of...

Come Hear NC Sponsors stage at Merlefest featuring Mando mania with Tony Williamson, Molly Tuttle, Mile Twelve, Jim Avett, Watson family tribute, + more

North Carolina’s...

Raleigh, N.C. (April 15, 2019) — The North Carolina Arts Council and partners in Rocky Mount and Goldsboro will present free concerts that celebrate Eastern North Carolina’s rich...

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