North Carolina had long been recognized for rich traditions in arts, literature, and music. Through the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony, the N.C. Museum of Arts, the Department of Cultural Resources offers the opportunity for life-changing arts experiences for citizens of all ages.
Artists stimulate creativity, innovation and dialogue. North Carolina’s arts industry is robust and fuels the state’s creative economy. Our cities vibrate with the energy of the arts; and our rural communities reach deep into their roots and celebrate their unique traditions.
The arts help children flourish through a complete education that prepares them for the workforce with 21st century skills. Innovative arts programs like A+ Schools, online Art Museum courses, and a Symphony that travels to schools and communities all year long, highlight North Carolina’s commitment to learners of all ages.