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Grassroots grants now available

Grassroots Grants Are Available!

The Arts Council of Carteret County announces the application period is open for the 2024-2025 Grassroots Art Program grants. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s (NCAC) Grassroots Art Program has provided citizens with 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.  The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) serves as the NCAC’s partner in awarding sub-grants 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.  These may include theaters, choral societies, festivals, arts in education programs and others, conducted by qualified artists and community organizations. Funding priority is evaluated based on the organization and the project’s scores on a number of important factors, including support for multi-cultural artists and the organization’s ability to stage the proposed event. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the NCAC State Arts Resources program. The Grassroots allocation must be matched dollar for dollar with cash from local sources during the fiscal year.


 Additional information is available in the Grassroots Arts Program Subgrant presentation. Click below for a PowerPoint file download.

The application can be obtained here. 

   The deadline to apply for the Grassroots Art Program is Friday, May 24. Application packages should be mailed to the Arts Council of Carteret County, 1702 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 and postmarked on or before May 24th.


Application materials are available through a variety of methods and representatives are available to assist with the application process. For more information or special assistance, please contact the ACCC’s Grassroots Grant Coordinator via email at  with your contact information. Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by the ACCC Board of Directors.  Awards are expected to be announced in October for projects occurring July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025.

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