Due November 20
Purpose: In 1977, the North Carolina General Assembly established the Grassroots Arts Program to ensure that every citizen has access to quality arts experiences. The program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties in North Carolina. Funds are primarily distributed through local arts councils using a per capita based formula. The North Carolina Arts Council manages the Grassroots Arts Program for the state and provides technical and program assistance to its community partners.
Applications are available for non-profit organizations, or organizations operating as a non-profit, who seek to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Watauga County.
Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals, etc.), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county.
Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the NC Arts Council’s State Arts Resources.