Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Grassroots Subgrants Recipients
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Community Council for the Arts
Supporting the Arts:  Grants

Written By Sandy Landis, Director
Regional Artist Project Grants &
Grassroots Sub-Grants Submission

Grassroots Sub-Grant is for Organizations
The COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants. Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Lenoir County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county. Applications are available beginning August 10, 2016, and the DEADLINE TO APPLY is 5:00 p.m., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016.
Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties in North Carolina through partnerships with local arts councils. The Community Council for the Arts serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding sub-grants to local organizations for arts programs in Lenoir County.
Eligible organizations must have been in operation for at least one year. Individuals are not eligible to apply for Grassroots Arts funds. While non-profit 501(c)(3) status is preferred, organizations that are non-profit in nature may also apply. All organizations must reside and carry out projects within Lenoir County. Applications and support materials must be complete and received by the due date. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the North Carolina Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July 1, 2016 and May 30, 2017.

The Community Council for the Arts is hosting a Grassroots Arts Program Grant Workshop to assist interested applicants in preparing competitive grants on August 10, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. New applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members. Awards will be announced in November 2016.
For more information, contact Sandy Landis, Executive Director, Community Council for the Arts,, 252-527-2517.

Community Council for the Arts -- Seeking Applications for Regional Artist Project Grants (RAPG)
Regional Artist Project is for Artists
The Community Council for the Arts is seeking applications for the 2016–2017 Regional Artist Project Grants. Applications must be received no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016, to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC  27858. Applications may also be delivered to the Community Council for the Arts, 400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28501, by the closing time of 6: 00 p.m.

Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at: .

The Regional Artist Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium.
Residents in these counties are eligible to apply for grants that provide financial support to artists in all disciplines, such as visual art/craft, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting and choreography/dance, and at any stage of their career. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process.

Since 1985, the state Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artist Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the NC Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the East, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review

There will be three regional workshops in eastern North Carolina.

  • Dare County Arts Council will be hosting a workshop on Thursday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m.

  • The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge will be hosting a workshop at Emerge Gallery on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Craven County Arts Council will be hosting a workshop at the Bank of the Arts on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Any resident of eastern North Carolina may attend the workshops. These are all free. Please email to RSVP for any of the workshops.

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, Executive Director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, , (252) 551-6947 or Sandy Landis, , 252-527-2517 or call the Community Council for the Arts
252-527-2517 for more information.

Regional Artist Project Grants

Grassroots Arts Program Grants

This program funds regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic development. Types of fundable projects include:  
  • Creation of a new work
  • Purchase of equipment
  • Professional development workshops
  • Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference
  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites 
The Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) provides per capita-based funding for arts programming to all 100 counties across North Carolina ensuring opportunities for citizens to experience the arts in their own communities. Activities include festivals, concerts, dance and theater productions, artist-in-schools programs, galleries, Native American powwows, art classes and African drumming circles.