Welcome to the North Carolina Arts Council’s grants dashboard! This is your one-stop shop grants, so be sure to bookmark this page.
Apply for a Grant
Ready to apply for a grant? Start with these key steps:
- Eligibility and Guidelines: Review the eligibility criteria for EACH grant category to determine which are best for your organization.
- Consultation: Once you’ve identified which grant(s) your organization will apply for, contact the program officer for your art discipline for guidance.
- Application Submission: Begin gathering all the appropriate information and documents for your application. Fill out an application through GO Smart, our online grants application and reporting portal.
Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional assistance during your application process.
Grant contract process & required documents
If you have been notified you are receiving a grant award, you will then receive paperwork to sign via DocuSign and upload the required documents into your application in the GO Smart portal. You must complete all required documents to receive your grant funds.
Please make sure to read the Awardee Contractual Requirements to ensure you are in compliance with our policies.
Refer to the contract packet you received via DocuSign. The required documents must be completed and uploaded in GO Smart. If you have multiple grants, only upload the documents to your largest grant award.
|Conflict of Interest policy template
|For non-government organizations; on organization letterhead, signed and dated within the last year.
|No overdue tax debt form for individuals or non-government organizations
|MUST be notarized.
|State of North Carolina substitute W-9 form
|Signed and dated within the last year.
|ONLY for organizations.
|Electronic Payment Form
|If you wish to receive payment electronically instead of by a check in the mail, email a completed Electronic Payment Form to the Grants Office at email@example.com. You do not need to fill out a new form if you have already done so unless your banking information has changed.
Marketing and acknowledgements
When you receive a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, you are required to use our logo with tagline. We encourage you to place this on your website, use it in your print and electronic newsletters, and on as many materials as possible. Additionally, we require all grantees to send thank you letters to their state legislators. These letters foster appreciation and understanding of the impact of our grants with people who make funding decisions.
Submit final reports
Recipients of grants from the N.C. Arts Council are required to submit a final report for each grant received. All final reports will now be submitted electronically. Head to GO Smart, our online grants application and reporting portal, to complete your final report.
You can find detailed instructions for writing your final report at ncarts.org/ncac-final-report-guide. We strongly recommend printing out the instructions or keeping them open on a second monitor to use as a guide.