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Grassroots Art Grant

Grants to Halifax County, North Carolina Nonprofits,
Schools, and Agencies for Arts Programs and Operating Costs

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North Carolina Arts Council - Halifax County Arts Council

Deadline Date:

12/15/17 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Halifax County, North Carolina nonprofits, tribal organizations, IHEs, and municipalities to develop high-quality arts programming. Funding may also be used for operating expenses, such as salaries, supplies, facility costs, and equipment rental or purchase. The applicant need not have a mission that is primarily cultural or artistic, but the grant funding will be for arts activities only.

Priority will be given to multicultural organizations and projects (African American, Native American, Hispanic, Asian American).

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 artists’ fees and travel, space rental, advertising, marketing and publicity, Web site and electronic media, scripts, costumes, sets, props, music, and equipment rental or purchase

- Operating expenses such as salaries, telephone, office supplies, printing, postage, rent, utilities, insurance, and equipment rental or purchase

Priorities for Funding

The first priority of the Grassroots Arts subgrant program is to provide operating or program support to qualified arts organizations including theaters, symphonies, galleries, art guilds, choral societies, dance companies, folk arts societies, writers groups and arts festivals, among others. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the NC Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Organizations (State Arts Resources, Outreach-Sustaining, Statewide Services) that receive general operating support directly from the NC Arts Council must get written approval from NC Arts Council staff before applying for Grassroots funds.

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#: 162621

Term of Contract:

All projects must take place between July 1, and June 30.

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 Halifax County.

- Organizations (State Arts Resources, Outreach-Sustaining, Statewide Services) that receive general operating support directly from the NC Arts Council must get written approval from NC Arts Council staff before applying for Grassroots funds. (Under some circumstances, exceptions can be made.)

- Individuals are not eligible to apply for Grassroots Arts funds.

- Applications and support materials must be completed and received by the due date.

- Only one application per applying organization will be considered.

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.
- 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
- Capital expenditures
- 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:

Applications are due December 15, 2017.

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

The 2016-2017 documents are available in Suppporting Documents below, for reference only.

Contact Information:

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

Submit complete applications to:
Halifax County Arts Council
PO Box 374
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

or hand deliver to:
Halifax County Arts Council
c/o Halifax –Warren Smart Start
1139 Roanoke Avenue
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Magda Baligh
252-903-1369
mbaligh@hwss.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Halifax County

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