Spark the Arts

 

spark the arts

Fellowship. Vitality. Healing. These are the qualities the arts spark, and they are what North Carolina needs to rebuild its economy and emerge resiliently from the pandemic. This is why the North Carolina Arts Council created Spark the Arts.

Spark the Arts is an awareness campaign designed to inspire public participation in the arts across North Carolina by highlighting the unique way the arts lift spirits, bring people together, and heal. Recognizing that the people of North Carolina are the spark that keeps the arts alive, well, and thriving, our goal is to ignite the resurgence of our state's arts sector from the pandemic by connecting residents and visitors to arts experiences and arts stories across our state.

Fall back in love with the arts is a seasonal Spark the Arts promotion highlighting arts events across North Carolina i. Presenters, destination marketing organizations, and arts centers across the state can connect to Fall back in love with the arts - and upcoming promotions - by using this toolkit


Featured Events

Now-Mar.20, 2022, Stephen Hayes, Voices of Future's Past at the Cameron Art Museum

 

Jan 21-May 5, Down Home Concerts, Pinecone

 

Feb.11 - Mar. 31, 2022 - Of Body & Mind, NC Glass Center

Mar. 16-20, Art in Bloom, NC Museum of Art

 

Mar. 24, An introduction to Appalachian flatfoot and percussive dance, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

 

Cosmic Rays

 

Apr. 7-10, Full Frame Festival, Virtual at FullFrameFest.org

North Carolina Writer's Network 2022 Spring Conference, March 23, 2022

 

Apr. 28-May 1, Merlefest, Wilkes Community College

Now - May 1, 2022, The World of Anna Sui, The Mint Museum

 

Long Leaf Film Festival, May 13-14, 2022, NC Museum of History


Learn More

In addition to attending an arts events, there are several ways North Carolinians can participate in Spark the Arts now: 

  1. If you have good arts news to share, please email our Content Director Kyesha Jennings at Kyesha.Jennings@ncdcr.gov or Special Projects Coordinator Samuel Gerweck at Sam.Gerweck@ncdcr.gov. We want to help spread the word about sold out shows, newly opened spaces, and other benchmarks in the arts sector's road to recovery from the pandemic. 
  2. If you are a North Carolina arts organization, presenter, or artist, use the Spark the Arts logo and hashtag #SparkTheArtsNC to promote in-person arts events now.
  3. If you are a North Carolina arts supporter, shine a light on what the arts mean to you by sharing photos and appreciation posts about the arts events you attend with the hashtag #SparkTheArtsNC

Staff Contact

Kyesha Jennings

Kyesha Jennings
Content Director
Email Kyesha

Sam Gerweck

Sam Gerweck
Special Projects Coordinator
Email Sam