ARTS North Carolina’s primary function is to provide advocacy training, organization, strategy, and events that create a dynamic, united, and powerful grassroots voice for the arts in North Carolina. We speak wherever there is need and we unite citizens in support of the arts.
ARTS North Carolina’s Board of Directors works throughout the year to develop the Legislative Agenda. North Carolina operates on a Biennium cycle including the “long” session (begins January 2015) or the “short” session (begins May 2016). The Legislative Agenda is adopted prior to Arts Day (May 20 – 21, 2015) and is a recipe of industry needs, political will, timing, and external circumstances. The Legislative Agenda most typically focuses on grants funding for the North Carolina Arts Council and statewide arts education policy. Other issues are included as needed and appropriate.