The Grassroots Grant Program

  • Allocated by the NC General Assembly
  • Administered by the Arts Council as the Designated County Partner (DCP)
  • Provided by the state on a per capita basis
  • Used to contribute to the overall development of the arts in the county
  • Provides funds for art organizations or for art programs

Grassroots Grant Information & Forms
Deadline June 30th, 2021

2021-22 Grassroots Sub Grant Application Word Doc or PDF


2021-22 Grassroots Sub Grant Report Form Word Doc or PDF

State Grant Certification

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  Artist in Schools Grant Application - Deadline: October 22, 2021
  ​The Cleveland County Arts Council accepts applications from teachers or school administrators who work in Cleveland County (grades Pre-kindergarten through 12th) for projects which integrate the arts into the curriculum, or for art programs wh​​ich enhance those studies. Download Word Doc or Open PDF  
This program, funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic and professional development. Types of fundable projects include:
  • Creation of new work
  • Purchase of equipment and materials
  • Professional development workshops
  • Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference
  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, ​​DVDs,
    CDs, and websites

Artist fees are also allowable expenses under the new program. Grant amounts vary from region to region. Statewide, they range from $300 to $5,000, though most grants are between $500 and $2,000. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2022. A list of participating counties, deadlines for each region, and a primary contact for each consortium appears below. Regions are listed from west to east. Applications will be open in the summer.

Please check back on this page for updates and deadlines after June 2021.
111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150   -   Phone: 704-484-2787   -   Email: