Grassroots Arts Program

The Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) provides per capita-based funding for arts programming to all 100 counties across North Carolina ensuring opportunities for citizens to experience the arts in their own communities. Activities include festivals, concerts, dance and theater productions, artist-in-schools programs, galleries, Native American powwows, art classes and African drumming circles.

The GAP funding is primarily distributed through a network of Designated County Partners or Provisional County Partners for each county. Regional Arts Partners distribute the funds for those counties where  a local organization has not been designated. Arts councils are evaluated every three years to ensure GAP funds are spent effectively in local communities.

An exciting set of pre-designed arts programs are available through the Grassroots on Handprogram using GAP funds, making it easier for communities to offer quality arts programming.

For more details, contact:
Leigh Ann Wilder, Arts in Communities Director
(919) 807-6508
leighann.wilder@ncdcr.gov