Applications from new organizations will not be accepted for the 2021-22 cycle.
Organizations that provide programs and services to the arts community on a statewide or multi-state regional basis are eligible to apply. Applicants must have had an operating budget of at least $20,000 for the last completed fiscal year. First-time applicants to this category should consult with staff to determine eligibility.
This category provides funds to organizations to serve their members, artists, arts organizations, and the arts community. Funded programs and services may include newsletters, listserv and website management, conferences, workshops, classes, consultations, research, resource publications, presentations, and the development and distribution of promotional materials.
Grant funds support administrative and program expenses directly related to the proposed programs and services. Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 to $25,000 and must be matched dollar for dollar by the organization. Grant amounts are based on the organization’s application rating, operating budget size, and N.C. Arts Council funding history.
In response to the pandemic, all Statewide Service Organizations will submit a modified update application for FY2021-22 grant funds. The 2021-22 deadline is Monday, May 3, 2021. Applicants will submit the form electronically through the GO Smart portal.
The following information will be requested in the pandemic response update application.
Note: The N.C. Arts Council is surveying our primary arts partners to understand the current state of organizations' efforts related to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. This data will help us shape future programs and services.