Stanly County Arts Council accepts grant applications

Published 4:58 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Stanly County Arts Council is accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through Aug. 1.

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.

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

Applications are available for nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Stanly 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 North Carolina Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Project must occur between July 1 and May 31, 2019.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Stanly County Arts Council website at or may be picked up at the Stanly County Arts Council office at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, Suite G, by calling 704-982-8118 for an appointment. Stanly County Arts Council will also mail applications and guidelines upon request.

Applications must be received no later than Aug. 1.

For questions or more information, contact Renee VanHorn, executive director of the Stanly County Arts Council, at 704-982-8118 or

The Stanly County Arts Council was founded in 1974. It continues to promote and support all art forms in the community. Its mission is to encourage and promote broad-based cultural and educational activities in the arts throughout Stanly County.

The Stanly County Arts Council is supported by private donations and by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.