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Grassroots grant deadline Sept. 11

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Grant applications are now being accepted for the Wilson County Grassroots Arts Program 2020-2021 administered by the Arts Council of Wilson, funded by the North Carolina Arts Council.

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided N.C. residents access to quality arts experiences. The program distributes funds for the arts in all 100 counties of the state, primarily through partnerships with local arts councils. The Arts Council of Wilson serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Wilson County.

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATION

• All organizations must have been in operation for at least one year, and must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

• All organizations must reside and carry out projects within Wilson County.

• Organizations that receive general support funds through the N.C. Arts Council are not eligible for grassroots funds.

• Individuals are not eligible to apply for Grassroots Arts funds.

• Applications and support materials must be complete and received, not postmarked, by the due date.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION & DEADLINE

Application forms can be downloaded from the Arts Council of Wilson’s website at http://www.Wilsonarts.Com/grants-for-organizations/.

All projects must take place between July 1, 2020, and May 30, 2021. This means you can apply for a project that may have already happened. Grant amounts range from $500 to $4,000 (recommended, but not required).

All applications must be received by the Arts Council of Wilson by Sept. 11 by 5 p.m. Applications must be mailed or hand delivered; fax submissions will not be considered. The mailing and physical address is Edna Boykin Cultural Center, 108 Nash St. NE, Wilson, NC 27893.

WHAT THE PROGRAM FUNDS

Grassroots Arts Program funds may be used for expenditures to conduct quality arts programs or operate an arts organization. Typical uses of grassroots money include the following: program expenses such as artists’ fees and travel, space rental, advertising, marketing and publicity, website and electronic media, scripts, costumes, sets, props, music and equipment rental or purchase.

Find details in the Grassroots Arts Program information booklet, downloadable from our website at http://www.Wilsonarts.Com/grants-for-organizations/.

Applicants with questions or those requiring assistance can contact Cathy Hardison at 252-291-4329 or acw@wilsonarts.com.

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