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Since 2001, CVNC has been committed to serving the arts communities of North Carolina through our online performing arts journal. Each year we post more than 3,500 unique events (7,200 individual performances or exhibits) and publish more than 520 reviews selected from those calendar listings.

CVNC partners with more than 1,000 artists and organizations across the state each year. These events are in 1,345 locations in 135 town and cities across North Carolina. CVNC sees more than 50,000 site visits each month. Many of these are by avid arts enthusiasts and others wishing to determine the cultural vitality of our communities. 

CVNC display ads are visible on all pages of the website. All display ads are sold – we do not trade for our ads.

We provide an opportunity to receive preview space on CVNC in trade for an ad in a presenter's program (see additional information). With the purchase of an ad, the presenter may submit a preview of the performance (please request instructions about previews at

Rates for ads:
(in right rail below search box numbered from top to bottom)

Space 1      $125 per week      $450 per month 

Space 2      $115 per week      $410 per month

Space 3      $100 per week      $350 per month

Space 4      $80 per week        $270 per month

Please request ad rates for other time periods. Discounts are offered for longer periods and commitments to multiple ads within a fiscal year.

Ad Guidelines:

Ad size: 300 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall at 72 dpi resolution (approximately 1.64 inches wide by 0.82 inches tall). 

You may submit a camera-ready ad or request help with design work from CVNC. If you submit the ad, it should be the correct size and resolution for posting on the website – modifications on our part may require cropping of information or distortion of the image.

Required File Format: JPG, GIF or animated GIF.  Please do not submit a PDF as conversion to the required format may cause loss of information.

IMPORTANT: Please preview your ad in a web browser and on a normal-sized monitor before submitting. Print ads frequently contain a lot of text which does not translate well to a website.

Provide a URL with your imageWe will link the ad to this webpage.

Payment Methods:
Checks mailed to, 3305 Ruffin, Raleigh, NC 27607-4025
Credit Card  processing at the website through BluePay or PayPal.

Please contact  to see when spaces are available. We generally are able to post ads within 2 days of receiving them.

Need more information:
Contact Carolyn at