Local Arts Council Resources

The N.C. Arts Council’s Arts in Communities team works with arts councils and community arts partners in all 100 counties to create and sustain innovative arts programs. In addition to individual consultations with arts councils by N.C. Arts Council staff, a variety of resources for local arts councils are available.

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North Carolina Local Arts Councils Directory
Provides contact information for arts councils across North Carolina.

NEW! Grassroots Arts Program Guide & Subgranting Toolkit 
The Program Guide and Toolkit provides Arts Councils with guidelines and instructions, as well as examples of forms, letters, and contracts, and reports.

Grassroots Arts Program Orientation 2019

Grassroots Arts Application Tools

Application Schedule
Designated County Partners are required to submit a full application every three years. The schedule lists the required application for arts councils in alpha order by county.

Grassroots Full Application Webinar: 2020-21

Grassroots Arts Program Allotment Table: 2021-22

NEW! Grassroots Arts Program Allotment Table: 2022-2023
The allotment table lists the upcoming granting period Grassroots allotment, including multicultural funding requirement per county.

Grassroots Arts Final Report Tools

Grassroots Arts Program Allotment Table: 2019-20

FY 2019-2020 Final Report Webinar

Grassroots Arts Subgranting Tools

Subgranting PowerPoint 
Provides training to potential applicants for Grassroots subgrants. The PowerPoint can be customized by local arts councils and utilized in grant workshops.

FY 2020-2021 Grassroots Arts Program Subgrant Guidelines and Requirements

FY 2020-2021 Subgrant Application Form (DOC)
FY 2020-2021 Subgrant Application Form (PDF)

FY 2019-2020 Subgrant Report Form (DOC)
FY 2019-2020 Subgrant Report Form (PDF)

Customizable Grassroots Arts Subgrant Award Packet with Contract (doc)

Logo Requirements

No Overdue Tax Form

Subgrant Panel Meeting Materials

Other Resources

Grassroots Arts in Education Idea Book 
The book is a tool for local arts councils to use in partnership with their school systems in planning arts in education residency programs.

Arts Accessibility Resources
According to ADA Guidelines, Local Arts Councils must ensure their facilities and programs are accessible to all individuals. 

Local Government Investment Comparison
Comparison table of local government investment in the arts organized by county.