In counties without a Designated County Partners (DCPs), the N.C. Arts Council invites an organization to serve as a Provisional County Partner (PCP) in order to manage the distribution of Grassroots funds. A PCP must submit an application annually.
N.C. Arts Council staff consults with each provisional partner to create a distribution plan that meets the requirements of the Grassroots Arts Program. Some PCPs subgrant Grassroots funds and others conduct arts programs with their county’s allocation.
The 2020-21 deadline is Monday, March 2, 2020. Applicants will submit the form electronically through the GO Smart portal (https://ncarts.gosmart.org). Applicants will be asked to provide the following information on the application. The information must address the funding criteria.
Work samples for the Grassroots application should convey the artistic quality of two or three artists that will be part of your programs planned for the grant year. For visual artists, submit 3 to 5 images using the tools in GO Smart. These images may be of work by a visual artist that will be featured in your gallery, an upcoming artist-in-residency program, or other visual arts program. For performing artists, you may upload to the online application (GO-Smart) up to 5 digital audio samples (musicians and music groups only) a short video clip, or a Web Link Collection form linking to a video on an external site.