Local Arts Council Resources

The N.C. Arts Council’s Arts in Communities Team works with arts councils and community arts partners in all 100 counties to create and sustain innovative arts programs. In addition to individual consultations with arts councils by N.C. Arts Council staff, a variety of resources for local arts councils are available.

For further information or assistance with these resources, please contact:

Leigh Ann Wilder
Arts in Communities Director
Leighann.Wilder@ncdcr.gov.


North Carolina Local Arts Councils Directory
Provides contact information for arts councils across North Carolina.

Grassroots Arts Program Guide & Subgranting Toolkit 
The Program Guide and Toolkit provides Arts Councils with guidelines and instructions, as well as examples of forms, letters, and contracts, and reports.

2017 Executive Directors' Conference
A two-day professional development gathering for local arts council executive directors on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26, 2017.


Grassroots Arts Application Tools

Application Schedule
Designated County Partners are required to submit a full application every three years. The schedule lists the required application for arts councils in alpha order by county.

Grassroots Arts Program Allotment Table: 2017-18
The allotment table lists the upcoming granting period Grassroots allotment, including multicultural funding requirement per county.


Grassroots Arts Final Report Tools

Grassroots Arts Program Allotment Table: 2016-17 

The allotment table lists the current granting period Grassroots allotment, including multicultural funding requirement per county.

Final Report Webinar: 2016-2017

The webinar reviews the 2016-2017 Grassroots Final Report in GO.


Grassroots Arts Subgranting Tools

Subgranting PowerPoint 
Provides training to potential applicants for Grassroots subgrants. The PowerPoint can be customized by local arts councils and utilized in grant workshops.

Grassroots Arts Program Subgrant Guidelines and Requirements 

    FY 2017-2018 Subgrant Application Form (doc)

    Customizable Grassroots Arts Subgrant Award Packet with Contract (doc)

    No Overdue Tax Form

    Logo Requirements

    FY 2016-2017 Subgrant Report Form (doc)


      Other Resources

      Grassroots Arts in Education Idea Book 
      The book is a tool for local arts councils to use in partnership with their school systems in planning arts in education residency programs.

      Arts Accessibility Resources
      According to ADA Guidelines, Local Arts Councils must ensure their facilities and programs are accessible to all individuals. 

      Local Government Investment Comparison
      Comparison table of local government investment in the arts organized by county.

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