Reminder: Please review general grant eligibility and guidelines before proceeding.
This category is designed to support mature arts organizations that, over time, have produced consistently strong arts programs and services and demonstrated strong management and financial accountability. State Arts Resources organizations excel at providing one or more of the following:
State Arts Resources have at least one full-time paid staff member and have an established operating budget of more than $150,000. Colleges, universities, and local arts councils are not eligible to apply in this category.
Please note that applications from new organizations will not be accepted for the 2022-23 cycle. For more information, contact Vicki Vitiello at email@example.com.
Funds are provided to support the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of arts organizations. Fundable expenses may include, but are not limited to, salaries, artists’ fees, production, travel, promotion, postage, telephone, and facility operation. Grant amounts generally range from $15,000 to $85,000, are based on the organization’s application rating, operating budget size, and N.C. Arts Council funding history, and may not exceed 10 percent of the organization’s cash operating expenses, averaged over the past three years.
Grant funds must be spent between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.
Submit your application through the GO Smart grant portal. In response to the pandemic, all SARs will submit a modified application for FY2022-23 grant funds.
The following questions and documents will be required for the application.
In addition to contact information, you will be asked to submit your organization’s mission statement, an organizational history, and both an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number.