North Carolina - Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

North Carolina has rich traditions in art, music, and cuisine. The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $1.2 billion in direct economic activity in North Carolina, supporting more than 43,600 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $119 million in revenue for local governments and the State of North Carolina. North Carolina established the North Carolina Museum of Art as the first major museum collection in the country to be formed by State legislation and funding and continues to bring millions into the NC economy. Also see this list of museums in North Carolina.

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