Funds are provided to organizations to:
Grant funds support consultant or facilitator fees, travel expenses, registration fees, and other related expenses. Grant amounts range from $500 to $5,000. Most grant amounts are in the $500 to $1,000 range. Grants are generally matched dollar for dollar by the applicant, except in cases of demonstrated need. In those cases, the applicant may provide the consultant's food and lodging as the grant match. Generally, organizations may receive no more than one management/ technical assistance grant per year.
Consultants must provide a written report to the organization. A copy must be attached to the organization's final report. Workshop and conference facilitators are not required to submit a written report. Organizations should call Council staff before applying in this category.
The Arts Council reviews all applications and makes funding decisions based on the following criteria:
Applicants should contact the appropriate North Carolina Arts Council staff person to discuss the proposed idea, and if the proposal meets the criteria and funds are available, they will submit the application through the GO Smart portal.
Technical Assistance grants are awarded on a rolling deadline beginning on July 1, 2020. Applications must be received in our office at least nine weeks before funds are needed but no later than April 1, 2021. All funds must be spent by June 30, 2021.
For literary and theater programs, either producing or presenting, contact:
For music programs, either producing or presenting, contact:
For traditional arts programs, contact:
Zoe van Buren
For visual arts and film programs, contact: