Grassroots Grant Application
GRASSROOTS GRANTS APPLICATION OPEN!
Application deadline: January 15, 2024
In 1977, North Carolina took an exemplary step for the arts: they established the Grassroots Arts Program. This initiative was conceived to ensure every North Carolinian had the chance to engage with high-quality arts experiences. Through this program, arts funding reaches all 100 counties in the state, with distributions mainly managed by local arts councils based on a per capita formula.
The introduction of the Grassroots Arts Program bolstered the presence and role of local arts councils, solidifying North Carolina's reputation as a forefront in community arts development. On a national scale, the state boasts one of the most comprehensive networks of local arts agencies.
Each year, the Grassroots initiative facilitates countless arts activities statewide, a testament to North Carolina's dedication to nurturing the arts.
RCAC STAFF IS HERE TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR GRASSROOTS APPLICATION. PLEASE EMAIL DIRECTOR AT RCARTS DOT ORG. REGISTER FOR FREE WORKSHOP.
Link to the online application is here.
Attach this fillable program/program budget template.
Once you begin the application, you will not be able to save and return to it later. Below is the list of information you will need to make the applicaiton.
Applying organization name & address
Tax ID number
Name of person submitting application
Project/program start date and end dates
Project/program title or summary description
Description of the project/program goals
Description of intended participants/audience, including estimated numbers and racial and cultural composition
Location where project/program will take place
Description of the project/program activities
Description of the artists to be involved
Description of the project/program publicity
Descrption of how you will evaluate the project
The project budget - important! use the budget template above
Grant proposals are evaluated by the Grassroots Review Panel which makes recommendations to the full board of directors.
Proposals are rated on:
- Artistic quality of proposed project or programs
- Community impact of project or programs
- Ability to plan and implement project
- Stability and fiscal responsibility of the organization