The arts are a vital part of education, and North Carolina State University recognizes the importance of fostering arts programs—both for our students and for the larger community.
Recognized at both the state level and nationally for their excellence, our visual and performing arts programs are a cultural treasure on our campus and within our community. In fact, ARTS NC STATE is part of a non-profit culture industry that directly contributes to the economic health and quality of life in the Research Triangle and North Carolina.
At this pivotal time in the life of the arts on our campus, we ask our community of friends to join us in making an investment in ARTS NC STATE. Our shared goal is to enrich he experience of students and faculty, expand the cultural resources for the entire University and surrounding community and enhance the physical environments in which the arts are created, performed and exhibited.
ARTS NC STATE programs receive minimal state appropriated support and rely heavily on ticket revenues and student fees. You can play a vital part in this transformation by helping us build a healthy endowment, improved aging facilities and provide annual support for our outstanding programs.
ARTS NC STATE is comprised of NC State University’s six performing and visual arts programs: Center Stage, the Crafts Center, the Dance Program, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, the Music Department, and University Theatre. ARTS NC STATE is administered by the Student Affairs Division and all NC State students—regardless of college or major—are welcome to participate in ARTS NC STATE’s programs.
The mission of ARTS NC STATE is to enhance the environment of the University and our community with rich and diverse events, installations, and opportunities and to make the arts a significant part of every student’s educational experience.
ARTS NC STATE envisions a future where the visual and performing arts are fundamental to the NC State experience. ARTS NC STATE seeks to contribute to the University’s innovative learning environment by engaging students’ creative, intellectual, and social development, and by fostering their roles as leaders of the University, state, and global communities.
In 2000, NC State University’s six visual and performing arts programs joined to form the umbrella organization ARTS NC STATE. The original reason for unifying the arts programs was so that the arts could participate in the University-wide capital campaign without being aligned with a particular college. Through that capital campaign in 2000-02, ARTS NC STATE raised $8 million to fund its endowment, quadrupling its size. The University continues to recognize ARTS NC STATE as an organization within the Student Affairs Division with the purpose of providing arts education and resources to all of NC State’s 34,000 students.
Friends of ARTS NC STATE Board of Advisors
David Thompson, Chair
Bing Sizemore, Chair Elect
Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen
Jonathon Smith, Student Representative
Jim Clark, President, Friends of the Gregg
N. Alexander Miller III, Vice Provost, Division of Academic & Student Affairs
Nicole Peterson, Director of Arts Development
Banks C. Talley, Jr., Vice Chancellor Emeritus & Director of Special Projects