Raleigh Little Theatre’s: Junglebook (image courtesy of David Watts).
In 2012, City Council stated a goal for Raleigh to be
the ‘The Southern Capital for Arts and Culture,’ by
integrating visual and performing arts throughout
the city. While the city will continue to support and
promote traditional venues such as museums, galleries
and performance centers, it will also strive to make art
more accessible to residents through non-traditional
venues such as parks, squares, greenways and natural
areas to enhance residents’ quality of life.
Goal 1:The City of Raleigh will be a national
leader in supporting the arts.
Goal 2: The City of Raleigh will make
art more accessible to residents through
traditional and non-traditional venues and
Goal 3: The City of Raleigh will nurture the
growth of Raleigh’s creative community to
promote entrepreneurship and innovation.
Implement goals identified in the City of
Raleigh’s forthcoming Raleigh Arts Plan.
Increase City of Raleigh investment in
arts organizations, arts programs, and arts events and
Increase collaboration and investment in
public art projects associated with City of Raleigh Capital
Improvement Projects (CIP).
Encourage private developers to increase
investment in publicly accessible art and art programs.
Increase awareness of the economic value
the arts contribute to the City of Raleigh.
The City of Raleigh will be a national leader in
supporting the arts.
Provide increased capacity through
investments in existing and new traditional and non-
traditional arts organizations and venues.
Support coordinated event listings,
marketing and use of city facilities.
Encourage greater collaboration
with local schools, colleges and universities and other
organizations for youth after-school, summer camp and
adult arts programming.
The City of Raleigh will make art more accessible to
residents through traditional and non-traditional
venues and partnerships.
Encourage and support innovative arts
and business enterprises.
Market Raleigh’s creative community as
essential for becoming the “Southern Capital of Arts and
The City of Raleigh will nurture the growth
of Raleigh’s creative community to promote
entrepreneurship and innovation.