The deadline for 2017-18 organizational grant applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The online application for 2017-18 will be available on January 6, 2017.
To be eligible for Arts Council funding, organizations:
1) must be nonprofit organization (or an organization that has applied for non-profit status using a fiscal agent);
2) must have been producing quality arts programs for at least 2 consecutive years;
3) must have prior-year organizational cash operating expenses of at least $20,000.
For more information, visit General Grant Information to review the Arts Council’s general funding policies and eligibility requirements for grantees. Also included is a list of rural/low wealth counties eligible for special matching requirements and accessibility information for applicants with disabilities.
For more information about the online application process, please view our webinar.
Our cornerstone program provides arts funding to all 100 counties through an extensive network of local arts councils and other partners. Funds, distributed on a per capita basis, ensure that all citizens have access to quality arts experiences and benefit from the important role the arts play in their communities. Grassroots funds also support the sustainability of local arts councils as organizations central to community life.
This category supports exemplary arts organizations that set standards of excellence for the state. They produce high quality arts programs, provide educational and outreach opportunities for children and adults, and have strong leadership and management. Grants support their ongoing operations and programs and are based on merit and budget size. Generally, State Arts Resources must have at least a $150,000 budget.
This category supports a wide range of high quality artistic programs including concerts, exhibitions, literary publications, traditional arts documentation projects, and festivals with related educational, interpretive, or outreach activities. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $15,000.
This program provides students with arts learning experiences that spark creativity, imagination, and innovation. AIE grant categories include cARTwheels, which tours some of the state’s finest artists to communities across North Carolina, and Artist Residencies, which supports artists working in schools or after school programs for 10 days or more.
For regional consortia of local arts councils, which award project grants to artists in their regions.
This category supports organizations that provide services to a particular sector of the arts industry. Funded services include newsletters, conferences, workshops, consultations, and resource publications. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $30,000.
Through the New Realities Program, organizations can work with a consultant over a period of two to three years to address long term issues including leadership transition, restructuring, and repositioning.