The Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, is offering several opportunities including the following:
Penland School of Crafts is pleased to announce its annual scholarship for residents of Rockingham County, NC. The Glass/Apple Scholarship fund provides one work-study scholarship for a summer class at Penland for a student who resides in Rockingham County. This endowment fund was established by Ed and Sue Glass of Cornelius, NC and the Apple Foundation. A schedule of summer classes, scholarship information, and applications are available on Penland’s website at (www.penland.org). If you have questions about the scholarship or the application process, call 828/765-2359.
If you are applying for the scholarship, be sure to mention in your application letter that you are a resident of Rockingham County. Scholarship applications are due at Penland by Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The minimum age for Penland students is 18.
Rockingham County Arts Council announces a second round of grant applications for Grassroots Funds. Applications are due to the Arts Council on Feb. 20, 2012.
NOTE: This is not a postmark deadline; Applications and all attachments must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for funding. Information and forms can be found on the Arts Council website at (www.artsinrockingham.org).
Submit Grants to Rockingham County Arts Council, P.O. Box 83, Wentworth NC 27375 or in person to Rockingham County Arts Council, 1122 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth NC 27375 by 4pm.
ELIGIBILITY FOR SUBGRANTS:
All organizations must have been in operation for at least one year. Applicants must be not-for-profit organizations operating in Rockingham County with a 501(c)3 Federal tax-exempt status. (School projects are covered through their school’s status.) An organization without tax-exempt status may receive indirect funding for its arts project by having a 501 (c) 3 serve as its fiscal agent. It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that a copy of its (or its Fiscal Agent’s) IRS tax-exempt status is on file with RCAC.
All organizations must reside and carry out projects within Rockingham County. Organizations that receive general support funds through the NC Arts Council are not eligible for Grassroots funds. Individuals are not eligible to apply for Grassroots Arts funds. Applications and support materials must be complete and received by the grant deadline.
WHAT THE GRASSROOTS ARTS PROGRAM FUNDS:
Grassroots Arts Program funds may be used for expenditures to conduct quality arts programs, or to operate an arts organization. Examples of arts programs commonly funded with Grassroots funds include: performances, festivals, art exhibitions, after-school arts programs, artist residencies in schools, arts camps, classes, workshops, art walks and studio tours. Typical uses of Grassroots money include: Program expenses such as artists’ fees and travel, space rental, advertising, marketing and publicity, website and electronic media, scripts, costumes, sets, props, music and equipment rental or purchase. Operating expenses such as salaries, telephone, office supplies, printing, postage, rent, utilities, insurance and equipment rental or purchase.
All subgrantees are required to match their grant amounts dollar for dollar. The funds must come from other public or private sources. Other North Carolina Arts Council funds cannot be used as a match.
GRANT EVALUATION CRITERIA: Subgrant applications are reviewed by a panel of community members including artists, county and public officials and board members of ACMC among others. The panel evaluates each application based on the subgrant guidelines and the following criteria: Artistic quality of proposed project or programs; Community impact of project or programs; Ability to plan and implement project; Stability and fiscal responsibility of the organization.
Panelists discuss and score the grant using an established rating system. The subgrant panel’s funding decisions are then presented as recommendations to the RCAC board of directors, who vote and give final approval to the panel’s recommendations.
For 2011 -12 Subgrant Reports, due May 30, 2012. All projects must be completed before May 30, 2012. Grant applications can be found at (http://www.artsinrockingham.org/grants.shtml). Please call 336/349-4039 or e-mail at (info@artsinrockingham) with questions.
The United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro (NC) coordinates the Regional Artist grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating counties. A limited number of grants are offered annually to residents of these counties to further their development as professional artists at any stage in their career.
Grant funds may not be used for tuition in degree programs. Eligible artistic disciplines are music (both classical and contemporary), dance, visual arts and crafts, film/video, drama, and literature. Applicants must submit samples of their work and provide a narrative description of their career development plans. Grant recipients are required to sign a contract and file an evaluation at the completion of their project. This Grant deadline is Feb. 15, 2012, at RCAC by 4pm. The grant, guidelines and evaluation form may be downloaded on the RCAC website at (www.artsinrockingham.org). Please contact the Arts Council by e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and by phone at 336/349-4039 for more information.
I Heart Art- a celebration of Art that is close to your heART! Reception Thursday, February 16, 5-7pm at Dan River Art Market & Gallery, 1122 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth, NC. All RCAC members are invited to submit artwork and fine craft, poetry, film, music and sculptural items for our February exhibit, I <3 Art. Deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, or by special appointment.
For more information visit (www.artsinrockingham.org).
RCAC is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life in Rockingham County.