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Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) Subgrants

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits in Eligible
Areas for Arts and Cultural Programming

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Johnston County Arts Council (JCAC) and North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC)

Deadline Date:

09/18/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and arts groups in eligible areas to promote and develop cultural and arts programming. Priority funding is intended to support qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals, etc.), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in Johnston County.

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#: 135574

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts range from $300 and up.

Term of Contract:

All projects must take place between July 1, 2020, and June 15, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- All organizations must have been in operation for at least one year. While non-profit 501(c)(3) status is preferred, organizations that are non-profit in nature may also apply.
- All organizations must reside and carry out projects within Johnston County.
- Individuals are not eligible to apply for Grassroots Arts funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:
- 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, administration or operation expenses (library books, band boosters, equipment purchases).
- Grassroots funds 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 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 that use qualified artists to conduct programs that involve the greater community. Grants may not support internal programs, administration, or operating expenses.

Grassroots Arts Program money may not be used for the following kind of expenditures:
- Art, music, and dance therapists
- Fundraising events
- Artifacts
- Purchase artwork
- Purchase equipment or art supplies
- Oral history and history projects
- Capital expenditures or equipment
- Tuition for academic study
- Contingency funds
- Interest on loans, fines, or litigation costs
- Deficit reduction
- Lobbying expenses
- School band activities or equipment
- School choral activities
- Food or beverage for hospitality or entertainment functions

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Friday, September 18, 2020, at 5:00 PM.

Note: 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.

Direct questions to:
Darlene Williford, Executive Director
(191) 738-9622
info@jcartscouncil.org with questions.

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