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North Carolina Arts Council

Created in 2020 to support individual artists during the pandemic, the N.C. Artist Support Grant program is an opportunity for regional consortia of arts councils to award project grants to local artists. This consortia is now accepting applications for Year 3 of the grant program. Here's what you need to know to apply. 

Diamante's logo, a rainbow colored diamond, with text that reads "DACC Diamante Arts & Cultural Center. 25 Years of Service. 25 Anos de Servicio"

Samuel Gerweck

Congratulations to Diamante Arts & Cultural Center on 25 years of service! We spoke with Lizette Cruz Watko, Diamante’s founder and executive director, and Peter Marin, a teaching artist and Diamante's curator of exhibitions, about the significance of this anniversary. Here's to many more years!

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North Carolina Arts Council

Check out the August edition of our Art Matters Newsletter!

Image of a pair of headphones on top of a notepad, with the names Nina Simone, The Foreign Exchange, Shana Tucker, and Al Strong written on it

Kyesha Jennings

President Barack Obama released his summer 2022 playlist on July 26, and North Carolina's hip-hop duo The Foreign Exchange joined Nina Simone on the list.

Kathleen Collier with N.C. Arts Council's accessibility cohort at the LEAD conference

Kyesha Jennings

The North Carolina Arts Council is a great source of professional development for arts leaders, artists, and teachers. This summer, many of our staff have been quite busy attending or presenting at arts conferences across the state.