Arts Council now accepting applications for grants
By Staff Reports
Published in News on May 26, 2010 1:46 PM
The Arts Council of Wayne County is accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through July 30.
Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils.
The Arts Council of Wayne County serves as the North Carolina Arts Council's partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Wayne County.
Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Wayne County.
Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other comm-unity organizations that provide arts programs in the county.
Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the North Carolina Arts Council's General Support Program. Projects must occur by May 15, 2011.
Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Arts Council of Wayne County website at www.artsinwayne.org or they may be picked up at the Arts Council of Wayne County office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Arts Council of Wayne County will also mail applications and guidelines upon request. Applications must be received no later than July 30.
The Arts Council is hosting a Grassroots Arts Program Grant Workshop to help applicants prepare competitive grants June 15 at 6 p.m. at the Arts council. New applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.
Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by Arts Council of Wayne County Board of Directors. Awards will be announced in September.
For questions or more information, contact the Arts Council of Wayne County at 736-3300 or e-mail to Sarah Merritt at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the phrase "subgrant application" in the subject line.