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Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) Subgrant

Grants to Stanly County, North Carolina Nonprofits,
IHEs, and Agencies for Arts Programs and Operations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Stanly County Arts Council

Deadline Date:

08/02/19

Description:

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Grants starting at $500 to Stanly County, North Carolina nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, libraries, tribal organizations, and municipalities to support arts programming or operating expenses. Funding is intended to support programs that are available and accessible to all residents. The grant program's funding priorities are as follows:

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.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145407

Estimated Size of Grant:

All projects must take place between July 1, 2019 and June 15, 2020.

Term of Contract:

Grant amounts range from $500 and up.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.
- 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, administration 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 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.

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

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be received by the Stanly County Arts Council by August 2, 2019.

Applicants should not submit applications to the North Carolina Arts Council.

Applications may be submitted via email but a hard copy is preferred.

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.

Individual Grant Orientations are available upon request. New applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Contact Information:

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

For questions and to submit an application, contact:

Renee VanHorn, Executive Director
704-982-8118
stanlycountyartscouncil1974@gmail.com

Stanly County Arts Council
26032-G Newt Rd.
Albemarle, NC 28001

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