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.

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Local Arts Council Directory Local Arts Council Directory [HTML] An online directory of contact information for arts councils across North Carolina.
Grassroots Arts Program Guidebook Grassroots Arts Program Guidebook [PDF] Overview of Grassroots Arts Program policies and requirements, subgranting step by step and grant cycle information.

 

Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) Application Tools

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Application Schedule 2025-2027 GAP Application Schedule [PDF] Designated County Partners (DCPs) are required to submit a full application every three years. The schedule lists the required application for arts councils in alpha order by county.
Base County Allotment Table 2024-2025 GAP Base County Allotment [PDF] Figures in this table include Grassroots allocations for all counties. 
DCP Full Application Webinar 2024-2025 DCP Full Webinar [PDF] Watch the 2024-2025 DCP full application webinar recording on Youtube.

 

GAP Subgranting Toolkit FY2024-25

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GAP Recommended Timeline for Subgrant Process GAP Recommended Timeline for Subgrant Process [PDF]  
GAP Subgranting Training Presentation 2024-2025 GAP Subgranting Training Presentation [PPT] Provides training to potential applicants for Grassroots subgrants. The PowerPoint can be customized by local arts councils and utilized in grant workshops.
GAP Subgrant Application Form FY2024-2025 GAP Subgrant Application Form [DOCX] The FY2024-2025 GAP Subgrant Application Form is also available as a fillable PDF.
Sample GAP Subgrant Rejection Letter Sample GAP Subgrant Rejection Letter [DOCX]  
Customizable GAP Subgrant Award Packet with Contract GAP Subgrant Award Packet [DOCX] Packet contains sample award letter/grant notice, contract, and No Overdue Tax Debts form. 
No Overdue Tax Form State Grant Certification - No Overdue Tax Debts [DOC]  
GAP Subgrant Panel Meeting Materials GAP Subgrant Panel Meeting Materials [DOCX] Subgrant review process, panel conflict of interest policy, and subgrant panel rating sheet.
GAP Subgrant Final Report Form FY2024-2025 GAP Subgrant Final Report Form [DOCX] The FY2024-2025 GAP Subgrant Final Report Form is also available as a fillable PDF.
Sample Legislative Letters Sample Legislative Letters [DOCX]  

 

GAP ARPA Subgranting Tools FY2023-24

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GAP ARPA Subgranting Training Presentation FY2023-24 GAP ARPA Subgranting Training Presentation [PPT] Provides training to potential applicants for ARPA subgrants. The PowerPoint can be customized by local arts councils and utilized in grant workshops.
GAP ARPA Federal Funding Subgrant Application Form FY2023-24 GAP ARPA Subgrant Application Form [DOCX] FY2023-24 GAP ARPA Subgrant Application Form is also available as a fillable PDF.
GAP ARPA Subgrant Report Form FY2023-24 GAP ARPA Subgrant Final Report Form [DOCX] FY2023-24 GAP ARPA Subgrant Final Report Forms is also available as a fillable PDF.

 

GAP Final Reporting Tools FY2023-24

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2023-2024 GAP Base County Allotment 2023-2024 GAP Base County Allotment [PDF] Previous fiscal year base allotment chart for use in final reports.
GAP Final Report Webinar 2023-2024 GAP Final Report Webinar [PPT] Watch the 2023-2024 GAP Final Report webinar recording on Youtube.
FY2022-24 ARPA Amendments to Grassroots Funding Policies FY2022-24 ARPA Amendments to Grassroots Funding Policies [PDF] Includes amended guidelines and requirements for ARPA funding.

 

Other Resources

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Arts Accessibility Resources Arts Accessibility Resources [HTML]

Online listing of arts accessibility resources. According to ADA Guidelines, Local Arts Councils must ensure their facilities and programs are accessible to all individuals. 

For additional assistance, please contact Jamie Katz Court, Music and Dance Director, Accessibility Coordinator at (919) 814-6502, or jamie.katzcourt@dncr.nc.gov.

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