The 2017 grant season has launched and guidelines and applications for the North Carolina Arts Council’s seven grant programs for organizations are now available.
The deadline for receiving 2017 – 18 grant applications from North Carolina organizations is Wednesday, March 1 and applications must be completed electronically through the online portal.
Grant awards are based on criteria that help keep the arts industry’s standards of practice at the highest level and are recommended by panels of civic leaders and arts experts that consider artistic merit, benefit of the project to the state’s citizens, and organizational strength and capacity in making their decisions.
Here is the eligibility criteria for Arts Council funding:
Please read eligibility and program requirements carefully and contact the appropriate staff contact prior to submitting your application.
Below are short descriptions about the various grant opportunities:
Grassroots Arts Program
Our cornerstone program provides arts funding to all 100 counties. Funds are distributed on a per capita basis, through an extensive network of local arts councils and other partners. Contact: Leigh Ann Wilder (Leighann.Wilder@ncdcr.gov)
State Arts Resources Grants
State Arts Resources supports exemplary arts organizations that set standards of excellence by producing and presenting high quality arts programs, providing educational and outreach opportunities for children and adults, modeling strong leadership and management, and serving a regional audience. Contact: Jeff Pettus (Jeff.Pettus@ncdcr.gov)
This category supports a wide range of high quality artistic programs including concerts, dramatic productions, dance performances, exhibitions, literary publications, traditional arts projects, and festivals with related educational, interpretive, or outreach activities.
Statewide Service Organizations
This category supports organizations that provide services to a particular sector of the arts industry. Funded services include newsletters, conferences, workshops, consultations, and resource publications.
Through the New Realities Program, organizations work with a consultant to address long-term issues including leadership transition, restructuring, and repositioning. Contact: Nancy Trovillion (Nancy.Trovillion@ncdcr.gov)
A webinar about the grants process will be available for viewing at the end of January. For additional information about the grant program of the North Carolina Arts Council visit: http://www.ncarts.org/resources/grants.