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. (Feb. 17, 2020) — North Carolina high school students from 25 counties across the state will take the stage on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Greensboro, to compete in the...

Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2020) — Today marks the one-year anniversary of the official induction of Jaki Shelton Green as North Carolina’s first African American poet laureate....

Raleigh, N.C. To celebrate Black History Month, we are sharing videos, podcasts, and narratives commemorating African American artists in North Carolina. These stories were...

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...

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