North Carolina Arts Council seeks a consultant or firm to conduct diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion audits for arts organizations

North Carolina Arts Council

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The North Carolina Arts Council is developing a pilot program that will advance diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) in nonprofit arts organizations across the state. The Arts Council asks independent organizational consultants or firms with specific expertise in mitigating unconscious bias and advancing DEAI in organizations to submit their qualifications to support this pilot program.

The agency will award technical assistance grants to one or two nonprofit arts organizations that have expressed an interest in acknowledging and removing barriers to equitable access to grant funding, employment, leadership, and professional development opportunities. These nonprofits will use the technical assistance grants to conduct a DEAI audit facilitated by the consultant(s) that the Arts Council will select through this Request for Qualifications. 

Access the formal Request for Qualifications here:

Consultants are invited to submit their qualifications for this project by email to by 5 p.m. EDT on March 29, 2021.