Grassroots Arts Program

Since 1977, the N. C. Arts Councilís Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. The program distributes funds for the arts in all 100 counties of the state primarily through partnerships with local arts councils. Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council serves as the N. C. Arts Councilís partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Edgecombe County.

The guidelines for the Grassroots Arts Program Subgrants can be found here.

The application form for the Grassroots Arts Program Subgrants can be found here.

Regional Artist Project

The Regional Artist Project Grants are awarded to artists in 29 counties throughout eastern North Carolina, and are partially funded by the N. C. Arts Council.

Eligible artists include North Carolina residents who have resided in eastern North Carolina for at least 1 year in the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson. Artists can include musicians, composers, dancers, playwrights, actors, literary artists, as well as visual artists. The grant award may range between $500 and $1,000.

The full guidelines and application for the Regional Artist Project Grants can be found here.