Mission Statement

Our mission is to evolve and learn from North Carolina artists, to give recognition and awards to these artists, and to bring them and their work closer to the world on HearNC.com.

HearNC intends to help the state’s economy through the celebration of North Carolina artists whose work includes film, music, animation, sculpture, dance and textiles; any and all visual arts from the state will be presented annually on a NC stage. In HearNC’s first year (2010) there was dance, live music, music videos and awards. In 2011, HearNC--in collaboration with The Peoples Channel-- returns to The Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Thursday, December 1. We have begun to receive music video submissions (but there is still time left with November 25 the final cut-off date) and donations from our past sponsors. Included in this year’s lineup of performers are vocalist Bibis Ellison with new songs and her powerhouse voice as well as the winner of last year’s Crying for the Carolina award, MC Stranger Day. Additionally, the show will be broadcast live to Chapel Hill, Durham and Carrboro on The People’s Channel.

We have a rich talent base in our state and in our cities, towns and boroughs; the local artists shop and eat in local establishments, and they live and pay taxes in those cities, towns and boroughs thus supporting the local businesses. North Carolina has the potential to be a state recognized as a haven for artists, one where artists can work and live a very good life. The concept of HearNC is locals supporting locals at a statewide level and connecting the economic relationship between local businesses and local artists. Eventually the art and state-centric event will move around the state going from town to town, bringing artists and businesses together.

We believe in the power of transformation and enlightenment through the arts. We also believe in our brothers and sisters of North Carolina and that through their talent and intelligence our state will continue “to be rather than to seem.” Please support our local artists.


In 2011 HearNC partnered with The Peoples Channel, a local community media non-profit organization. Donating to The Peoples Channel is tax deductable and highly encouraged. If you would like to donate, checks should be made to The Peoples Channel with HearNC in the memo.

2011 Awards Ceremony

This year's event includes performances by (in order of first to last):

Stranger Day

Animal Alphabet

Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Bibis Ellison

Doors open at 8:00 and the show starts at 9:00. Tickets are $10 pre-show, and $12 day-of. You may purchase tickets at the Cat's Cradle, or online at www.catscradle.com. The entire event will be broadcast live on The Peoples Channel in Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Durham.

Interview on WCOM

An interview with Richard Jaimeyfield and Bibis Ellison on WCOM about HearNC 2011

HearNC 2010 PSA

Making life delicious again!