North Carolina Arts Council

Governor McCrory Appoints Valerie Macon Poet Laureate

RALEIGH, NC July 14, 2014 –  Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Valerie Macon as the poet laureate of North Carolina. Macon will serve a two-year term and follows Joseph Bathanti in this role. The North Carolina Arts Council is pleased that the Poet Laureate program is continuing with Governor Pat […]

Artist Fellowship Exhibition Showcases Technology, Multimedia Work at CAM

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 7, 2014 – The North Carolina Artist Fellowship exhibition showcases innovative installation, video and multimedia work — providing a glimpse into how artists use current technologies and forms to sharp creative expression. Held this year at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh the exhibition also features impressive […]

Deadline for 2014-2015 Grants for Arts Organizations, Monday, March 3

RALEIGH, NC January 16, 2014 – The North Carolina Arts Council 2014-2015 grant guidelines for organizations are now available at The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 3.The Arts Council’s grant programs are designed to sustain and advance the state’s arts industry, to enhance the education of the state’s […]

Photography Workshop: “How to take great portraits” by J. Marshall White

Photography Workshop  “How to take great portraits” February 8, 2014 10:00am – 3:00pm JACKSONVILLE, NC January 14, 2014 – J. Marshall White is a member of the National, Regional and State Associations of Photography.  He is the designated winner of the coveted Craftsman Degree of Photography from the National Association […]

Brush free Impressionism learning the paper towel approach

Brenda Behr – Brush free Impressionism learning the paper towel approach acrylic workshop Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:00am till 4:00pm Workshop fee $15.00 JACKSONVILLE, NC January 14, 2014 – This class is about painting loose and having fun. The only brush you’ll need may be the one you use to […]

Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti Writes Poem to Celebrate Veterans

Readings Planned in Manteo and Greensboro RALEIGH, NC November 8, 2013 – North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti, who has dedicated himself to working with veterans during his tenure, has written his second poem to recognize veterans, families of veterans and all North Carolina citizens who honor America’s veterans.   […]

N.C. Arts Council Grants Catalyst for Winston-Salem Theatre District

WINSTON-SALEM, NC September 16, 2013 – A small investment through the N.C. Arts Council‘s SmART Initiative pilot project has served as a catalyst for an ambitious expansion of the Winston-Salem Theatre District and the unveiling of an arts-driven economic plan for the city’s downtown. The SmART Initiative Theatre District Study […]

Grant Applications Deadline For Arts Organizations March 1, 2013

RALEIGH, NC Jan. 11, 2013 – The 2013-2014 grant guidelines for organizations are now available on the North Carolina Arts Council’s website at, and the deadline is Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m.   The grants are designed to support arts organizations and artists who contribute to the economic, […]