Robeson County Arts Council

Grassroots Grant


The Robeson County Arts Council will accept applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through June  18, 2018. 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 Robeson County Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Robeson County.

Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Robeson County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified arts organizations, 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. Projects must occur between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the North Carolina Arts Council website

The Robeson County Arts Council is hosting a Grassroots Arts Program Grant Workshop to assist interested applicants in preparing competitive grants. The date is:  Monday evening, June 11, 2018 at 7:00 at Inner Peace Center for the Arts, 700 ROBERTS AVE, LUMBERTON. The meetings will begin promptly on the hour and should last no longer than one hour. SOMEONE FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION MUST ATTEND THE MEETING TO LEARN ABOUT CHANGES IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS THIS YEAR EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN A PAST RECIPIENT OF THE GRANTS.

Resource Links

Local Arts Council Resources | North Carolina Arts Council
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Look under the heading SUBGRANTING TOOLS and you will see all the forms needed

North Carolina Arts Council
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We look forward to reviewing your organization’s application. Please remember this application is not for individual artists. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 910-874-2787.