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ACCC Announces Art From The Heart 2016

The Arts Council has set the schedule for Art From The Heart for 2016 to be held from February 19–March 5. Click below to download the calendar and other forms. Click here to visit the AFH page.

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The Arts Council is pleased to announce that Raleigh, NC artist, teacher and gallery owner Nicole White Kennedy will judge the Council’s 26th annual Art From The Heart show in February of 2016. Read more by clicking the link below.

Judge Announcement

Arts Council Offering Scholarships

The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) is offering scholarship opportunities of up to $1,000 per student to provide tuition assistance for students pursuing degrees in the arts at the college level (two or four year courses of study) and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Scholarships under this program are available for tuition assistance only. Application deadline is April 6, 2016.

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Attention ACCC Artists!
ACCC Teams with Carteret Community Theatre

The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) has partnered with Carteret Community Theatre to offer ACCC member artists opportunities to display their original artwork during many of the major performances at the theatre which is located in downtown Morehead City. All work may be purchased by contacting the artist directly. Artists interested in showing at the Theater should send an e-mail to the ACCC at Please include all contact information, including preferred phone number and e-mail address. To be eligible to participate artists must be a current member of ACCC. Click here to download more information.

Bob MaloneIn Memory of Bob Malone

The Arts Council of Carteret County extends its sympathy to the family of Robert Malone.

Bob gave greatly of his time, talents and vitality to ACCC and had great passion for all of the arts. He has touched many lives throughout the community due to his enthusiasm for both the visual and the performing arts. As a member of the ACCC Board of Directors (2006-2012) Bob brought the highest degree of vision, intelligence and energy to the Arts Council. During his tenure he held the offices of Vice President (2008-2009), President (2009-2011), and Past-President (2011-2012).

Bob took the Arts Council to a greater level of visibility using his publishing talents via our newsletter and brochure for public distribution. He was instrumental in revitalizing the ACCC’s website and initiating the scholarship program. He was enthusiastic about our council becoming a member of the chamber of commerce, and he also helped us to establish a Speakers Bureau to bring even further awareness to the Arts Council and the arts in general. For a number of years he co-chaired the ACCC’s signature event, Art From The Heart and served as the voice of ACCC (literally) at the opening night receptions, as well as other events.

The Arts Council of Carteret County and the county’s arts community have been greatly blessed by Bob Malone’s talent and selfless commitment to the arts and to numerous other area non-profit causes. We will long remember and be thankful for our time with him.

ACCC Annual Report

The Arts Council of Carteret County has published its 2014-2015 Annual Report. Click here to download.

Eastern NC Arts Councils Seek Applications for Regional Artist Project Grants

Artists in 29 counties are eligible for regional awards

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The Arts Council of Carteret County is seeking applications for the 2015–2016 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online a

The Regional Artist Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium. Counties include Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.

Residents in these counties are eligible to apply for grants that provide financial support to artists in all disciplines, such as visual art/craft, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting and choreography/dance, and at any stage of their career. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at

Since 1985, the state Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artist Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the East, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review process.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process. Application forms and grant guidelines are available on their website at Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 11, 2015 to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC 27858 or can also be delivered to your local arts council, Arts Council of Carteret County c/o 712 Arendell St., Morehead City, during weekdays, 10-4 p.m

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, Executive Director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge,, (252) 551-6947 or Pam Cooper, ACCC President at 252-726-8669 or

View ACCC News from 2015

Previous Arts Council of Carteret County announcements from 2015 are listed here.

ACCC Newsletters

Download the latest Arts Council of Carteret County newsletter from  Fall 2012. To subscribe, join the ACCC.Click here for membership information.