Grant Application Assistance

Grants office hours

Contact our program staff via email if you have a specific question or if you would like to set up an appointment for a Zoom call. 

Staff contacts

If your work aligns with a specific art discipline, contact the program director who serves that art form. If you are unsure who to contact, email our Program Administrator Mariah Harris, who will help direct you to the right person.

Dara Silver
Senior Program Director
(919) 814-6531
Email Dara about visual arts, craft, and film

Jamie Katz Court
Music & Dance Director, Accessibility Coordinator
(919) 814-6502
Email Jamie about music, dance, multi-disciplinary presenting and arts accessibility

Khalisa Thompson
Theater and Literature Director 
(919) 814-6512
Email Khalisa about theater and literature

Lizz Wells
Arts in Education Director 
(919) 814-6515
Email Lizz for assistance on arts in education

Erin Rembert
Military and Veterans Arts Coordinator 
(919) 814-6522
Email Erin for assistance on military and veterans arts

Zoe van Buren
Folklife Director
(919) 814-6518
Email Zoe about folk and traditional arts or community arts

Janelle Wienke
Arts in Communities Western Regional Director
(919) 814-6506
Email Janelle about the Artist Support Grants

Sam Gerweck
Arts in Communities Eastern Regional Director
(919) 814-6523
Email Sam about the Artist Support Grants

Grants Office

For accessibility questions or accommodation requests, please contact the North Carolina Arts Council's Music and Dance Director, Accessibility Coordinator Jamie Katz Court at or (919) 814-6502.