Resources for Local Arts Councils

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.


North Carolina Local Arts Councils Directory
Provides contact information for arts councils across North Carolina.

Grassroots Arts Program Guidebook & Subgranting Toolkit 
The Program Guide and Toolkit provides Arts Councils with guidelines and instructions, as well as examples of forms, letters, and contracts, and reports.

Amendments to Grassroots Arts Program Guidebook for 2022-2024

Grassroots Arts Program Orientation 2022


Grassroots Arts Application Tools

NEW! Grassroots Arts Program Allotment Table: 2022-2023
The allotment table lists the upcoming granting period Grassroots allotment, including multicultural funding requirement per county.

NEW! Amendments to Grassroots Arts Program Guidebook for 2022-2024

Grassroots Arts Program Allotment Table: 2021-22

NEW! Grassroots Arts Program 2022-2023 Application Webinar


Grassroots Arts Subgranting Tools

NEW! Subgranting PowerPoint 
Provides training to potential applicants for Grassroots subgrants. The PowerPoint can be customized by local arts councils and utilized in grant workshops.

FY 2021-2022 Subgrant Final Report Form (DOC)
FY 2021-2022 Subgrant Final Report Form (PDF)

NEW! FY 2022-2023 State Grassroots Subgrant Application Form (DOC)
NEW! FY 2022-2023 State Grassroots Subgrant Application Form (PDF)

NEW! FY 2022-2023 ARPA Federal Funding Subgrant Application Form (DOC)
NEW! FY 2022-2023 ARPA Federal Funding Subgrant Application Form (PDF)

Customizable Grassroots Arts Subgrant Award Packet with Contract (doc)

Logo Requirements

No Overdue Tax Form

Subgrant Panel Meeting Materials


Other Resources

Arts Accessibility Resources
According to ADA Guidelines, Local Arts Councils must ensure their facilities and programs are accessible to all individuals. 

The Life Cycle of a Residency: A Teaching Artist Resource Guide
Developed by Teaching Artists Connect NC, this resource packet provides helpful information regarding best practices for developing in-school artist residencies and collaborative partnerships with teaching artists.

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