N.C. Arts Council


African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina: A Celebratory Guide to Music Sites, Artists and Community Traditions

RALEIGH, NC December 9, 2013 – Bill Myers, a retired educator and renowned musician in Wilson, remembers when the North Carolina Arts Council started working on a project to document the contributions of African American musicians in the eastern part of the state. African American Music Trails Reading WHEN: Wednesday, […]


Museum of the Albemarle: Archaeology 101 for Children

Elizabeth City, NC June 28, 2013 – Become an archaeologist for the day!  Visit with real archaeologists and view the tools of the trade on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Museum of the Albemarle. Various stations will be set up to explain that […]


Nominations Sought for N.C. Heritage Award That Celebrates Traditional Artists

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 19, 2013 – Artists who help tell North Carolina’s unique story through the traditional arts of their communities can be nominated for a North Carolina Heritage Award through Monday, April 1.   The North Carolina Heritage Award, a program of the N.C. Arts Council, honors active traditional […]


North Carolina Communities Receive NEA Our Town Grant Awards

RALEIGH — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded 80 Our Town grants totaling $4.9 million across the country including projects in Charlotte, Kinston and Star, North Carolina. The Our Town program supports creative placemaking projects…


N.C. Nonprofit Creative Industry Generates $1.2 Billion in Economic Impact, Supports 43,600 Jobs

WINSTON-SALEM – The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $1.2 billion in direct economic activity in North Carolina, supporting more than 43,600 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $119 million in revenue for local governments and the State of North Carolina, Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle announced today. The new […]