Welcome to the North Carolina Arts Council’s grants dashboard! This is your one-stop shop grants, so be sure to bookmark this page.

Staff Contact

Tanya McGuire  
Grant Awards & Contracts Manager  
(919) 814-6514  

Jackie Haske  
Grants Reporting & Compliance Manager  
(919) 814-6513  

Apply for a Grant

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Are you ready to apply for a grant? First, make sure you have read the eligibility requirements and guidelines for the artist or organization grant you are applying for and talked to your staff contact at the N.C. Arts Council. Then apply in GO Smart, our online grants application and reporting portal.

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Grant contract process & required documents

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If you have been notified you are receiving a grant award, you will then receive paperwork to sign via DocuSign and upload 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 grantee requirements to ensure you are in compliance with our policies. 

Required documents

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.

Form Notes
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.
Accessibility checklist ONLY for organizations.
Electronic payment form ONLY if you wish to receive your funds electronically or if your banking information has changed.


Marketing and acknowledgements

Acknowledge your grant funds

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.

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Submit final reports

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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. After you have submitted your final report you will print, sign, scan, then email a copy of the entire report to the NCAC Grants Office at ncac.grantsoffice@dncr.nc.gov.