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After a career defined by visionary leadership in the craft community, Marlene True will retire as Executive Director of Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft in December 2024. Marlene is Pocosin’s second Executive Director, serving in this position for the past 12 years.

ince 1989, the North Carolina Heritage Award has honored our state’s most eminent traditional artists and practitioners. Recipients of the Heritage Awards range from internationally acclaimed musicians to folks who quietly practice their art in family and community settings.

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Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman poet to be appointed as North Carolina Poet Laureate. As Jaki closes out her final year as our state’s poet-in-chief, we are celebrating a few of the highlights of her tenure.

For the third year, the N.C. Arts Council is inviting arts administrators to apply for our LEAD Scholarship Grant (due May 1, 2024).

Photo by Sandra Davidson.

All Photos Courtesy of the Ocean City Jazz Festival

To celebrate Arts in Our Schools Month, we’re shining a spotlight on A+ Schools of North Carolina. Established in 1995 by the Kenan Institute for the Arts, A+ Schools is the longest-running arts-based whole-school transformation model in the nation.