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 typically 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.
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 Arts Council funding history, and may not exceed 10 percent of the organization’s cash operating expenses, averaged over the past three years. Organizations that have a recurring line item in the legislative budget have restricted access to State Arts Resources grants and should call Arts Council staff before applying.
Grant funds must be spent between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
Each full State Arts Resources application is reviewed and rated by one of the Arts Council’s review panels based on the following evaluation criteria.
Education and Outreach
Regional and Statewide Service
Organizations submit a full State Arts Resources application every three years. In the off years of the three-year cycle, organizations submit an update application, unless notified otherwise by staff. The application will be available online on January 7, 2018. Applicants will submit the form electronically through the GO Smart portal (https://ncarts.gosmart.org). The 2018-19 deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019.
State Arts Resource organizations can apply for the following for the March 1, 2019, deadline (unless otherwise advised by staff):
Arts-in-education organizations, contact:
Dance organizations, contact:
Multi-arts organizations, contact:
Leigh Ann Wilder
Music organizations, contact: