Grassroots Art Program Grants 2021-2022


Grant Information​

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 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.

Projects must occur between July 1, 2021 – June 15, 2022.  Grant applications due August 6th, 2021.

Regional Artist Project Grant - 2


This program, funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic and professional development. Types of fundable projects include:

  • Creation of new work

  • Purchase of equipment and materials

  • Professional development workshops

  • Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference

  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites

Artist fees are also allowable expenses under the new program. Grant amounts vary from region to region. Statewide, they range from $300 to $5,000, though most grants are between $500 and $2,000. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2022.

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2021.

Grassroots Arts Program Grant  2020-2021 Report Forms

 Grant Report Forms Due June 4th, 2021.

Grant Recipients: 

Iredell Museums

NC Thumb and Finger Style Guitar Players

Iredell Friends of the Library

Grace Baptist Mural Project

Mooresville Arts

Performing Arts Live of Iredell

Theatre Statesville

For questions or more information, contact the Iredell Arts Council at 704.873.6100 or

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