About Raleigh Arts
Raleigh Arts is the City's hub for public art, community arts programming and organizational support for the cultural sector. Raleigh Arts also oversees the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers and manages several exhibition spaces as well as the Municipal Art Collection. We work to ensure every resident has access to the arts and support our local creative community.
|Name||Job Title||Phone Number|
|Sarah Powers||Executive Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||919-996-4685|
|S.A. Corrin||Arts Grant Directoremail@example.com||919-996-4686|
|Belva Parker||Arts Program Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||919-996-4683|
|Stacy Bloom Rexrode||Curator of Exhibitions and Collectionsemail@example.com||919-996-4687|
|Kelly McChesney||Public Art Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||919-996-5657|
|Kendal Draper||Pullen Arts Center Directoremail@example.com||919-996-6126|
|Julia Meder||Sertoma Arts Center Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||919-996-2329|
The Arts Commission serves as the official advisory body and advocates for the arts to the City Council. The commission's goal is to connect Raleigh citizens to the arts and continually build the creative community for both residents and visitors.
Learn more about the Arts Commission
Public Art and Design Board
The Public Art and Design Board supports Public Art by developing policy, reviewing projects, advising artists and project managers, and by encouraging community engagement with public art to enhance Raleigh's vitality.
Raleigh Arts Plan
The City of Raleigh’s Office of Raleigh Arts led the development of the Raleigh Arts Plan, a ten-year master plan to strengthen arts and culture for all of the City’s many communities and people. The planning process began in July 2014 and ended with City Council adoption of the Plan in February 2016.
Learn more about the Raleigh Arts Plan
Raleigh Public Art Strategic Plan
The Raleigh Public Art Strategic Plan will guide the work of Raleigh Arts staff and the Public Art Design Board (PADB) in planning and implementing public art projects, and it will provide a framework for partnerships with other City departments, artists, cultural organizations, and developers. Altogether, the strategies, actions, and tools in this plan will help Raleigh Arts advance a new, compelling and urgent vision for public art.
Economic Impact of the Arts
The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $531 million in annual economic activity in the City of Raleigh, supporting 18,894 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $53 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 National Economic Impact Study (AEP5), an economic impact study conducted by Americans for the Arts.
Learn more about the City of Raleigh's arts economic impact study
Raleigh Arts works to ensure every resident has access to the arts. To request any of our documents in braille or text-only large print or to request additional accommodations for our programs or events please contact Raleigh Arts at 919-996-3610.
Universal Access and the Arts comprises initiatives to support Raleigh's Creative Life Vision and has created a learning community to help Wake County organizations improve and become advocates for accessibility.