To enrich the cultural vitality of Charlotte through visual arts.
To connect, promote, educate, and serve writers at all levels of skill and experience, throughout North Carolina and beyond.
To promote excellence in and access to the creation, experience, and active support of the arts for all the people of our community; manage the Durham Arts Council building; provide grant information to artists and arts groups; produce CenterFest; and run arts education programs.
To encourage the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.
To present arts and preserve history.
To promote the arts in Brunswick County through grants and programs to enhance quality of life for all residents and demonstrate the importance and economic impact of the arts.
To raise funds to advance, promote, and support the public service mission of UNC-TV.
To provide access to local news and information to the print impaired of the greater Triangle.
To promote the appreciation and writing of poetry throughout the state, through readings, workshops, and annual contest, and special programs (at Weymouth Center for the Humanities, Southern Pines NC).
To promote and preserve the art and history of quilts through education of its members, and to inspire community involvement.