Foundation / Corporation
Chatham Arts Council
07/31/19 11:59 PM
Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Chatham County, North Carolina nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations, IHEs, municipalities, and libraries for quality arts programming. The funding source supports fair payment of local artists as well as outreach to diverse or underserved communities.
Typical uses of Grassroots money include:
- Program expenses such as artists’ fees and travel, space rental, advertising, marketing and publicity, website and electronic media, scripts, costumes, sets, props, music, and equipment rental or purchase.
- Operating expenses for arts organizations, including salaries, telephone, office supplies, printing, postage, rent, utilities, insurance, and equipment rental or purchase.
- 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. The Council seeks to support groups whose mission is all about making and sharing art. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the N.C. Arts Council’s General Support Program.
- 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, after-school summer camps, or adult arts learning classes.
- The third priority of Grassroots Arts subgrants is to support community organizations that provide quality art experiences for the greater community. These programs must be conducted by qualified artists—and if they’re local artists, that’s even better. Note: these local artists can’t already be on your organization’s staff. The Council cannot support your non-arts org’s payroll with these grants.
GrantWatch ID#: 181670
Cash grants range from $500 to $2,500.
The activity must occur between July 1 of the application year and June 30 of the following year, and all grant funds and matching funds must be spent during that time.
Retroactive grant applications (for activities that occurred between July 1 and the Grassroots Grants Award announcements on September 30) are allowable, but they do not tend to score as well with grant panels.
If you’d like to apply for support of a multi-year project, you can apply for the phase of the project that will happen in the current application year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To register for a grant workshop:
Apply online: https://www.chathamartscouncil.org/grassroots-arts-grants/#symple-tab-application
Chatham Arts Council
PO Box 418
Pittsboro, NC 27312
USA: North Carolina: Chatham County