North Carolina Arts Council Grant Deadline for Arts Funding is March 2


 The North Carolina Arts Council’s 2020-21 grant guidelines for organizations are now available at The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 2 for projects that take place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

The N.C. Arts Council’s grant programs are designed to sustain and advance the arts infrastructure that reaches into all 100 N.C. counties, to enhance the education of children and youth, and to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to a wide range of high-quality arts programs. 

In order to be eligible to apply for a N.C. Arts Council grant, an organization must: 

• Have nonprofit status or be a school or government entity 
• Have produced quality arts programs for at least two consecutive years 
• Have prior-year organization cash operating expenses of at least $20,000

Grant categories include Program Support, Arts in Education Grants, Military and Veterans Healing Arts Grants, Grassroots Arts Program, State Arts Resources Grants, Regional Artist Project Grants, and Statewide Service Organizations. Details about who may apply, grant description and evaluation are available here.

Grant awards are evaluated by panels of civic leaders and experts in diverse arts fields based on criteria published in the guidelines. 

About the North Carolina Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education.

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