The N.C. Arts Council produced a free arts podcast series

Press release:

“Arts Across NC” is a new podcast series celebrating the rich history of the arts across North Carolina. The free podcasts are sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council to observe its 50th anniversary as a state agency.

The podcast series kicks off with a lively conversation about what “arts for all” has meant to the state. N.C. Arts Council Executive Director Wayne Martin discusses how a robust statewide arts infrastructure evolved.

“For 50 years the North Carolina Arts Council has been guided by the belief that the arts uplift individuals, transform our communities and enhance the reputation of our state,” said Martin. “As we go forward, we will strive to continue to live up to the ideal that brought us into existence in 1967 — “arts for all citizens.”

The interview is conducted by Sandra Davidson, the Arts Council’s 50th anniversary coordinator.

The podcast is available free on the following platforms:

N.C. Arts Council website:

Android users can also listen here.

iPhone and iPad users can listen here.

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the agency began in March and concludes with the presentation of the North Carolina Heritage Awards in May 2018.

For more information about the 50th anniversary celebration, contact Sandra Davidson at or Rebecca Moore, Director of Marketing, at (919) 807-6530 or

About the North Carolina Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council launched its work in 1967 as part of a national movement inspired by the concept of “arts for all citizens.” For 50 years, the Arts Council has supported the arts as a catalyst for job creation, downtown revitalization, arts-based tourism and student success both within and outside of the classroom. North Carolina’s nonprofit arts industry generates $1.24 billion in total economic activity, leveraging the spending of 2,500 nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences, including a network of local arts councils that serves all 100 counties, to sustain North Carolina’s creative economy, accounting for over 6 percent of our state’s workforce.; #ncarts50

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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