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Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) Subgrant

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits, IHEs, and Agencies in
Eligible Locations for Programs Related to the Arts

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County (NHC)

Conf. Date:

06/01/21

Deadline Date:

06/18/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to North Carolina nonprofit and tribal organizations, libraries, IHEs, and agencies in eligible locations for quality arts programs, operating support for arts organizations, and arts learning programs. Funding is intended to support operating expenses or program costs. All organizations must reside and carry out projects within New Hanover County.

Grassroots Arts Program funds may be used for expenditures to conduct quality arts programs or operate an arts organization. Typical uses of Grassroots money include:

  • Program expenses such as professional artists’ fees and travel, space rental, advertising, marketing and publicity, website and electronic media, scripts, costumes, sets, props, music and equipment rental.
  • Operating expenses for qualified arts organizations not already receiving operating support from the N.C. Arts Council. These can include salaries, telephone, office supplies, printing, postage, rent, utilities, insurance and equipment rental.

Priorities for Funding:

  • The first priority of the Grassroots Arts subgrant program is to provide operating or program support to qualified arts organizations not already receiving or eligible to receive support from the N.C. Arts Council. These include theaters, symphonies, galleries, art guilds, choral societies, dance companies, folk arts societies, writers’ groups and arts festivals, among others.
  • The second priority of the Grassroots Arts subgrant program is to support arts learning and arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists. These can be artist residencies in schools, afterschool or summer camps or adult arts learning classes.
  • The third priority of Grassroots Arts subgrants is to community, civic and municipal organizations. These programs must be conducted by qualified artists. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128509

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts range from $500-$5,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between July 1, 2021 and June 15, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility
- All organizations must have been in operation for at least one year. While nonprofit 501(c)(3) status is preferred, organizations that are nonprofit in nature may also apply.
- Individuals are not eligible to apply for Grassroots Arts funds

Funding Policies:
- Tribal organizations that receive Grassroots funds must represent state or federally recognized tribes.
- Colleges, universities and libraries may receive grants for arts programs that are community-based or generate regional arts involvement. Grants may not support their internal programs, administrative or operation expenses (library books, band boosters, equipment purchases).
- Subgrants may not be awarded to individuals or to organizations for prizes, competitions, tuition, or financial rewards.
- Grassroots funds may not be used for art supplies or equipment.
- Religious organizations or churches may not receive Grassroots funds unless the programs are presented outside regular church services, engage the larger community and which do not contain religious content.
- Grassroots funds may not be used for activities associated with a school’s internal arts programs such as in-school student performances, the purchase of art supplies, or student arts competitions and publications.
- Municipalities (city/county governments) may receive grants for arts programs which use qualified artists to conduct programs that involve the greater community. Grants may not support internal programs, administration or operating expenses.

Ineligible expenses can be found at http://artscouncilofwilmington.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Grassroots-Arts-Grant-Guidelines-2021-FY-2021-2022.pdf#page=2.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Arts Council will host two Grassroots Arts Program Grant workshops via Zoom to assist interested applicants in applying for the grants. New applicants are encouraged to attend.

Workshop Registration Links
- May 11, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceyrpz4qGdDRxq-CzLY9RU1zc75ckei7
- June 1, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdO2urTMtG9TnUj-jQY2RTZZ-c5T-b49y

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Pre-Application Information:

The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County is accepting applications for NC Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through midnight on June 18, 2021 for programs occurring in FY 2021-2022.

All subgrantees must match their grant amounts dollar for dollar. The funds must come from other public or private sources. Other N.C. Arts Council funds cannot be used as a match.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

A digital copy of the application and all attachments must be emailed to: info@artswilmington.org

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Rhonda Bellamy at 910-343-0998 or email at the address above.

Street Address:
221 N. Front St., Suite 101 Wilmington, NC 28401
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1973
Wilmington, NC 28402
910.343.0998
info@artscouncilofwilmington.org

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