Who We Are

Who We Are

We are North Carolina’s statewide advocacy organization for the arts; a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a statewide Board of Directors. ARTS North Carolina calls for equity and access to the arts for all North Carolinians, unifies and connects North Carolina’s arts communities, and fosters arts leadership. We speak for the arts wherever there is need.

Read more in our Strategic Plan Brochure

Our Mission

Uniting people and communities to strengthen and celebrate a creative North Carolina.

Our Vision

A vibrant North Carolina where the arts are embraced by all as indispensable.

Our Goals


Arts NC establishes a collaborative, inclusive annual process for identifying and championing the most critical advocacy issues for the North Carolina arts community.


Arts NC develops strong and influential relationships with Legislators who learn, understand and value the contribution of the arts to a vibrant North Carolina.

Making the Case for the Sector

Arts NC dramatically expands North Carolinians’ understanding of the value of the creative sector and encourages their personal participation in the arts.

Training and Networking

Arts NC expands its programs to provide a statewide training and networking system, with new local and regional opportunities for education and connectivity.

Organizational Strength

Arts NC focuses on its long-term sustainability by investing in both its organizational capacity and its organizational visibility.