Grant Application Resources & Assistance

Grants office hours

The program staff of the North Carolina Arts Council are available by email if you have a specific question or if you would like to set up an appointment for a Zoom call. Staff will also be able to answer your grants questions during virtual office hours. Select the office hour you are interested in to register. 



Staff contacts

If your work aligns with a specific art discipline, contact the program director that serves that art form. If you are unsure who to contact, email our Program Administrator Karen Tarkulich, 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 
(919) 814-6502
Email Jamie about music, dance, and multi-disciplinary presenting

Theater and Literature Director 
Email Senior Program Director Dara Silver for assistance in theatre and literature

Kathleen Collier
Arts in Education Director & Accessibility Coordinator
(919) 814-6515
Email Kathleen about arts in education, arts accessibility, and arts in healthcare

Zoe van Buren
Folklife Director
(828) 250-3123
Email Zoe about folk and traditional arts or community arts

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

Karen Tarkulich
Program Administrator
(919) 814-6513
Email Karen if you are unsure who to contact

Grants Office

For accessibility questions or accommodation requests, please contact the North Carolina Arts Council's Arts in Education Director & Accessibility Coordinator, Kathleen Collier, at or 919-814-6515.