Grassroots Arts Program grant application deadline approaching

Here’s the press release from the city of Asheville Cultural Arts Division:

Grassroots Arts Program Grant Application Deadline Approaching
Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Asheville, NC – The City of Asheville Cultural Arts Division is currently accepting applications for the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program Grant. All applications will be due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Application forms and grant guidelines will be available on Friday, May 4th on the City of Asheville website at or may be picked up at the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts office (70 Court Plaza, 4th Floor Asheville, NC 28801) Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Applications and guidelines can be mailed upon request.

Grant amounts can range from $500 to $5,000 per application for a total of approximately $45,000 to be awarded throughout Buncombe County. Funding will be awarded for projects that occur between July 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Grant recipients will be announced in July, 2012.

The Cultural Arts Division will be hosting one additional workshop before the deadline:

Tuesday, June 12
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Weaverville Public Library
41 N. Main Street
Weaverville, NC 28787

The grant workshops are free and registration is not required.

Grants will be available to non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Buncombe County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations, arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide art and cultural programs in the county.

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. 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 City of Asheville’s Cultural Arts Division serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s Provisional County Partner for awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Buncombe County.

For questions or more information, contact Diane Ruggiero at 828-259-5815 or .


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