Awards Will Be Announced: December 6, 2021
Project Dates: must occur between July 1, 2021 and June 15th 2022
Please Note: 2022/2023 GR Grant applications will open in April or May 2022 and applications will be due by June, 30 2022. Our next Grassroots Grant cycle is moving forward quite a bit, in order to get back into a regular grant cycle rhythm, exiting COVID adjustment era.
Support quality arts programs that reach and impact a broad cross-section of the county’s citizens and youth.
Provide support for quality programming in the performing, visual, literary and traditional arts. Programming choices are responsive to community needs and demonstrate improvement and innovation. Programming choices also engage constituents across geographic, cultural, social and economic strata.
We sub-grant $8777.50 for qualified arts programming in Watauga County. Typical requests range from $500 - $2,000.
FUNDS MAY BE USED FOR
Arts camps and after-school programs Artist Residencies for schools
Artist fees for classes and workshops Website development
Marketing expenses for Art Walks and Studio Tours
Royalties, props, sets, and costumes for theatre performances
Watauga County nonprofit arts organizations, schools, libraries, agencies, multicultural organizations seeking to provide arts programming, and more. Applicant must have operated for more than one year. Applicant/organization must not be late on tax payments.
Each application review is based on:
• Artistic quality of proposed project or programs
• Community impact of project or programs
• Ability to plan and implement project
• Stability and fiscal responsibility of the organization.
REQUIREMENTS IF FUNDING IS RECEIVED Contract must be signed and returned Notarized No-Overdue taxes form submitted
Must use NC Arts Logo on website, printed materials, promotional endeavors, and on site at the event. An end of project report must be submitted.
WHO EVALUATES APPLICATIONS
Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by the Watauga Arts Council Board of Directors.
PRIORITIES OF THE GR GRANT
The first priority of the Grassroots Arts subgrant program is to provide operating or program support to qualified arts organizations not already receiving or eligible to receive support from the N.C. Arts Council. These include theaters, symphonies, galleries, art guilds, choral societies, dance companies, folk arts societies, writers’ groups and arts festivals, among others.
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 provide multicultural programming through community, civic and municipal organizations. These programs must be conducted by qualified artists.