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Five brightly colored glass cups, two small, two tall, in front of a bright yellow background.

North Carolina Arts Council

After the pandemic forced the American Craft Council (ACC) to cancel its 2020 American Craft Show, in Atlanta, just two days before it was scheduled to begin, the ACC will host Atlanta/Southeast Craft Week LIVE in conjunction with an online Craft Week marketplace event later this month. 

Chad Ritchie, a white man holding a fiddle, stands in on a lawn next to Richard Bowman, an older white man also handing a fiddle.

North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council announced today that five traditional artist teams from western North Carolina have received the third annual North Carolina Appalachian Folklife Apprenticeships awards.

Courtney Hancock

Story by Courtney Hancock

Inspired by our Spark the Arts campaign, former Arts Council summer intern Courtney Hancock curated a list of artworks and projects made by North Carolina women whose ideas connect to the themes of our campaign—vitality, fellowship, and healing—and to her podcast Young Everyday Black Woman.


Several old headstones in a community center sit several yards from the shoreline of the Pamlico Sound.

Story by Sandra Davidson | Photos by Justin Cook

Concern about sea-level rise on the Outer Banks is at the core of photographer Justin Cook’s project Tide and Time, a photography and reporting project that tells the story of the Salvo Community Cemetery, which is slowly washing away into the Pamlico Sound. Reported over four years, Tide and Time investigates the ecological effects of sea-level rise and the emotional and psychological impact that the gradual loss of this cemetery is having on longtime locals.

Sparking Development: Webinars on fundraising for local arts councils

North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council invites local arts council directors to attend Sparking Development, a two-part webinar series designed to educate local arts councils about fundraising strategies, techniques and best practices.



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