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American Recovery Plan Act Grants

The Iredell Arts Council is excited to announce a new grant opportunity. The Iredell Arts Council has been awarded American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds through the North Carolina Arts Council to distribute to Iredell County non-profit Arts organizations.  


The focus of the ARPA grants:

  • Building sustainability of non-profit Arts organizations (investing in operations and staff)

  • Invest in capacity building for non-profit Arts organizations (strategic planning, fundraising planning/training, board training, ect.)

  • Invest in small-scale capital projects.  The project must be completed over a two-year period.

  • Invest in the development of African American, Asian American, Latino or Native American non-profit Arts organizations.

The organizations that can apply for ARPA funds:

  • Non-profit arts organizations in Iredell County

  • African American, Asian American, Latino or Native American non-profit organizations in Iredell County that provide arts programing


Our informational meeting has passed, but you can link the Powerpoint presentation from the meeting below. If you still have questions, call John at 704.880.2101.

Deadline is November 19th.

Grassroots Art Program Grants 2022-2023


Grant Information​

This North Carolina Arts Council cornerstone program provides arts funding to all 100 counties through an extensive network of local arts councils and other partners. Funds, distributed on a per capita basis, ensure that all citizens have access to quality arts experiences and benefit from the important role the arts play in their communities. Grassroots funds also support the sustainability of local arts councils: organizations that are central to community life.


The Iredell Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Iredell County.


Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Iredell county. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, 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 N.C. Arts Council’s State Arts Resources.

Grant applications due September 6th, 2022. Applications below, mail to Iredell Arts Council, 203 S. Meeting Street, Statesville, NC or contact  John Koppelmeyer at 704.880.2101 for additional information.

Artist Support Grants

Artist Support Grants for Iredell County are now open for application. These grants are provided to fund professional and artistic development for emerging or established artists to create work, improve business operations, or bring work to new audiences.  .  Grants will range from $500 to $3,000.  

We encourage local artists to read the application guidelines (#1) and ascertain your eligibility. Then, email John Koppelmeyer at to discuss the application process. Then proceed to the application Instructions (#2).

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