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students interactively engaged in an A plus classroom

North Carolina Arts Council

As the longest-running, arts-based whole-school transformation model in the nation, A+ Schools is a signature program of the North Carolina Arts Council. We spoke with Director Michelle Burrows about A+ School’s impact and the value of arts integration.

Photo of Senora Lynch at the Village of Yesteryear at the NC State Fair 2022

Story and photos by Kyesha Jennings

November is national Native American Heritage Month, and as part of the North Carolina Arts Council’s recognition of these tribes’ gifts to the state’s cultural life, we turned to the celebrated potter Senora Richardson Lynch.

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North Carolina Arts Council

A+ Schools of North Carolina is recruiting A+ Fellows. Are you interested in becoming a learning and contributing member of a diverse network of professionals? Do you have a collaborative spirit and the ability to facilitate large and small groups of adult learners?

art matters animated graphic of an envelope. colors, black and gold.

North Carolina Arts Council

The latest edition of our monthly newsletter is out now.

group photo of Columbus County Youth Laureate Poets with Governor Cooper, First Lady Cooper and Jaki Shelton Green

Kyesha Jennings

In March of 2022, four youth poet laureates were appointed; Lea Dew, Abigail McPherson, Allyena Roberts, and Justin Wellons. To celebrate the newly appointed Columbus County high school poet laureateships, First Lady Kristin Cooper hosted a small reception at the Executive Mansion.