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Grants Available to Assist Area Groups with Arts Programming

The Arts Council of Carteret County annually offers grants to Carteret County nonprofit organizations to assist with arts and cultural programming. Grassroots grants are intended to fund arts projects that will be completed by June 30th of each year. Programs can focus on theater, music, dance, writing, folk-life, or the visual arts. The Arts Council must award at least ten percent of their designated grant funds to multicultural performers. Funds are made available by North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program. The State Arts Council awards funds according to County population after an application describing what the County Arts Council is doing for the community has been accepted.

“The Grassroots Arts Program is one of the best ways to raise funds for arts organizations,” says Pam Cooper, current President of the Arts Council. “The application process is fairly simple and can be completed in a short period of time.” The application must be for a specific program the applicant non-profit will provide within the County. At the end of the year a final report will be due describing the program and a financial report showing the non-profit matched the Grassroots grant amount.

A panel made up of citizens from the community reviews 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 June 1st of each year. For more information contact Sandi Malone, Grassroots Grant Coordinator, ACCC, PO Box 2294, Morehead City, NC 28516, by phone at 252-728-7550 or email

Download 2016-17 Grant Guidelines
Download 2016-17 Grant Application

Eastern NC Arts Councils Seek Applications for Regional Artist Project Grants

Artists in 29 counties are eligible for regional awards

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The Arts Council of Carteret County is seeking applications for the 2015–2016 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online a

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. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at

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 N.C. 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. Application forms and grant guidelines are available on their website at Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 11, 2015 to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC 27858 or can also be delivered to your local arts council, Arts Council of Carteret County c/o 712 Arendell St., Morehead City, during weekdays, 10-4 p.m

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, Executive Director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge,, (252) 551-6947 or Pam Cooper, ACCC President at 252-726-8669 or