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Grassroots Arts Program Grant

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Craven Arts Council and Gallery and North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC)

Deadline Date:

08/31/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to develop and promote arts programs. Interested applicants are required to contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support arts organizations, including galleries, theaters, festivals, choral societies, community organizations, and arts-in-education programs conducted by qualified artists. Funded activities must benefit Craven County.

Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations:

  • Theaters
  • Galleries
  • Choral societies
  • Festivals
  • Aarts-in-education programs conducted by qualified artists
  • Community organizations that provide arts programs

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#: 147837

Term of Contract:

- Project Start Date: No earlier than July 2021
- Project End Date: No later than June 15, 2022

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:

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on August 31st, 2021.

Applicants should contact the Craven Arts Council & Gallery prior to submission.

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.

For questions and information, call the Craven Arts Council and Gallery at 252-638-2577 or email cravenarts@cravenarts.org.

Craven Arts Council & Gallery
317 Middle Street
PO Box 596
New Bern, NC 28563
info@cravenarts.org

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