Grassroots Grant


The Robeson County Arts Council will accept applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through June 15, 2020.  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 2020 and June 15, 2021.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available by clicking the buttons below.

As a result of the COVID-19 virus and the need for limited movement outside the home, the Robeson County Arts Council is providing one-on-one technical assistance for organizations interested in funding.  CONTACT US NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, May 30 by telephone (910) 874-2787, or by email at for information or assistance.  Grants are competitive and applicants must be 501(c)3 certified.    THREE COPIES OF THE COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, June 15, 2020 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.   

Resource Links

Local Arts Council Resources | North Carolina Arts Council
The N.C. Arts Council’s Arts in Communities Team works with arts councils and community arts partners in all 100 counties to create and sustain innovative arts .

Look under the heading SUBGRANTING TOOLS and you will see all the forms needed

North Carolina Arts Council
Overview of organization plus arts directory, news and information on grants and services.

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.

This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources