About our Regional Initiative

Thank you for supporting Big Night In for the Arts, a unique, regional fundraiser broadcast live by WRAL and led by Chatham Arts Council, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. The event will be broadcast live on WRAL on March 9, 2023, feature performances by local and national talent, celebrate the arts in our region, and highlight the missions of these four organizations that lead the Triangle's arts infrastructure. 

Supporters like you help make the arts happen in our region - the impact of Big Night In continues long after March 9, with funds raised earmarked to support local artists, arts organizations who stimulate business and contribute to the economic growth of our region. The arts create over 30,000 jobs and our local arts organizations and audiences generate over $800,000,000 in direct economic activity. The arts power our economy!