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Grassroots Grants Available for Arts Programming 2018-2019

The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) is pleased to announce the availability of grant monies 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 by June 30, 2019. 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 2017-18 ACCC was able to award over $12,000 to six Grassroots sub grantees. 

A panel of citizens from the community will 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.

Grant applications are due July 20, 2018. Questions should be directed to the ACCC Grassroots Coordinator, Diane Warrender, or call 252-732-6972. Download the guidelines and application below.


Eastern NC Arts Councils Seek Applications for Regional Artist Project Grants 2018-2019

Applications are being sought for the 2018–2019 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at .

There will be three regional workshops in eastern North Carolina:

Craven County Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560 on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954 on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery, 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:30pm

More workshops throughout eastern North Carolina may be added. Any resident of eastern North Carolina may attend the workshops. These are all free. Please email to RSVP for the workshop. 

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. Counties include Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.

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.

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 process.

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. Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 7, 2018 to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC 27858.

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, Executive Director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge,, (252) 551-6947.