Arts Council Accepting Grant Applications

Grassroots Grants help support arts efforts in Caldwell County

LENOIR, N.C. – The Caldwell Arts Council (CAC) is currently accepting Grassroots Grant applications for arts projects taking place in fiscal year 2017-2018. Applications will be accepted through August 18.

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Grassroots Grants, a program of the North Carolina Arts Council, is administered in Caldwell County by the CAC.  Last year, $12,500 was distributed to Caldwell County non-profit groups for community arts projects and events.

Grassroots Grants have been supporting projects and organizations in Caldwell County for more than 20 years. Any non-profit group doing arts programs and projects may apply.

Grassroots grants are matching grants that must be matched dollar for dollar and will be disbursed quarterly or biannually.

The project must be relevant to the arts at the community level. Credit must be given to the North Carolina Arts Council in any printed information or news releases. A final report is required at the completion of the project.

Applications should include a cover letter, application form, and budget. Applicants are wanted from all areas of Caldwell County in all disciplines of the arts. Applications will be accepted at the CAC office at 601 College Avenue in Lenoir through 5 p.m., Aug. 18.

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For further information and to download the application form, please visit http://www.caldwellarts.com/258-grassroots-grants-program/ or call the CAC at 828-754-2486. The mailing address for the CAC is PO Box 1613, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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