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ACCC Accepting Applications for NC Arts Council Grassroots Subgrants 2020-21

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The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) is now accepting applications for 2020-21 North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Grants Arts Program subgrants through June 30, 2020.

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 of the state through partnerships with local arts councils. ACCC serves as the NC Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Carteret County.

Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Carteret 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. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that already receive funding through the NC Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.

Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by the ACCC Board of Directors. Awards will be announced in September 2020.

Questions? Contact Mark Kelly, Grant Coordinator, marktkelly8@hotmail.com


Grassroots Grant Awards 2019-20

ACCC is pleased to announce the seven awardees of the 2019-2020 Grassroots subgrants:

• The American Music Festival

• The Bridge Downeast

• Carolina Artist Gallery

• Carteret Community Sunshine Band

• Carteret Community Theatre

• DMC Inc.

• Downeast Folk Art Society

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Grassroots Arts Program Grant Information

The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) applies each year to the North Carolina Arts Council to obtain grant monies to make available to Carteret County nonprofit organizations to assist with arts and cultural programming. Grassroots grants are intended to fund art projects/programs that will be completed within the grant year. Programs can focus on theater, music, dance, writing, folk-life, or the visual arts.

Funds are made available through the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program to the 100 counties in North Carolina through a population-based formula. Fifty percent of the monies awarded to ACCC must be subgranted back into Carteret County in the form of Grassroots subgrants. Ten percent of the monies awarded must be directed to multicultural arts programming offered by multicultural performers. In FY 2018-19 ACCC was able to award over $15,000 to six Grassroots subgrantees.

A panel of citizens from the community review the grant applications, assessing the overall impact of the proposed program on the citizens of Carteret County, the excellence of the program, as well as its practicality.


Regional Artist Project Grants

This program, funded by the NC Arts Council, provides the opportunity for 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 professional development. Types of fundable projects include:

• Creation of new work

• Purchase of equipment and materials

• 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

Grant amounts vary from region to region. Statewide, they range from $300 to $5,000, though most grants are between $500 and $2,000.