Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Applications for Grassroots Grants

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, announces that Grassroots Arts Program Grant Applications are now available. These grants support community art programs such as concerts, classes, and artist residencies. Applicants should be schools, community groups or non-profit organizations. All interested applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with the Caldwell Arts Council, and grant writing assistance is available to anyone who applies.

Applications are available at the Caldwell Arts Council office and online at (, and must be submitted to the Caldwell Arts Council by 5pm on Friday, July 15, 2011. Allocations will be decided by August 15, 2011.  A grant-writing workshop to provide assistance completing the application is scheduled for June 28, 2011, at 5:30pm.

Grassroots project applications are reviewed based on criteria established by the North Carolina Arts Council and implemented by the Caldwell Arts Council. Funds are awarded based on project merit, artistic quality, display of innovation and creativity, numbers of people to be served through the project, involvement of local artists, stability of applicant organization and the total level of community involvement in the proposed project. Non-profit arts organizations can apply for general support. Grants must be matched 100% and applicants may apply for up to $3,000 in grant funds. All of the projects funded must be completed by May 30, 2012.

The Caldwell Arts Council is the Designated County Partner for the Grassroots Arts Program funds. The funds are allocated to Caldwell County on a per capita basis by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Department of Cultural Resources. These funds are approved each year by the North Carolina General Assembly.

For more information, please contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (, Tuesday through Friday from 9am-5pm.


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