Iredell Arts Council now accepting subgrant applications

Posted at 11:29 AM on Jul 5, 2019


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The Iredell Arts Council is now accepting applications for N.C. Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through August 9.

The N.C. Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences since 1977. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils.

The Iredell Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Iredell County.

Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Iredell county. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county.

Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the N.C. Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July 1, 2019 – June 15, 2020.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Iredell Arts Council website at or may be picked up at the Iredell Arts Council office Monday – Friday between 3 and 5:30 p.m. or by appointment.

The Iredell Arts Council will also mail applications and guidelines upon request. Applications must be received no later than August 9, 2019.

Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by the Iredell Arts Council Board of Directors. Awards are announced at the end of August each year.

Grant Workshop

The Iredell Arts Council is also hosting a Grassroots Arts Program Grant Workshop to assist interested applicants in preparing competitive grants on July 12 at 2 p.m. New applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Learn More

For questions or more information, contact Executive Director, Rogelio Calvo, at 704-873-6100 or email

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