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North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program (GAP)

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
to Provide Arts and Cultural Programming

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Burke Arts Council and North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC)

Deadline Date:

02/28/21

Description:

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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to provide arts and cultural programming. Priority will be given to arts in education programs and to qualified arts organizations. Funding may be used for program support and general operating support. Eligible organizations are those that promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Burke County.

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.

Program Priorities:

  • 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#: 145291

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts range from $500 and up.

Term of Contract:

Projects must occur between January 1, 2021 and May 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Burke County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations and arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community 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 State Arts Resources.

Eligibility for Application
• 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.
• All organizations must reside and carry out projects within the county they are applying for funds.

Restrictions:
• 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 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.

For ineligible expenditures, see https://files.nc.gov/ncarts/grassroots-subgrants-guidelines-and-requirements-fy20-21.pdf#page=3.

Pre-Application Information:

The Burke Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program through February 28, 2021.

All subgrantees must match their grant amounts dollar for dollar.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to Burke Arts Council.

The Burke Arts Council is available to answer your questions. Please contact Deborah Jones, Executive Director at 828-433-7282 or by email: director@burkearts.org

Burke Arts Council
506 S. Sterling Street.
Morganton, NC 28655

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