2022-2023 Grantees

2022-2023 Grantees

Within the grant program, we have adopted an open and supportive approach: Mentor, coach, and assist so we can fund the best projects, artists with promise and drive, and organizations that are impactful in our community. Current active grants include:

  • Community Elevation
  • Artist Support
  • Grassroots Multicultural
  • Sponsorships
  • Technology
  • The New Creative Investment Beneficiary grants for cohort participants
  • Call to Artists for Cone Health Collaboration

Since the onset of the Pandemic, The ACGG has managed and distributed $2,754,176  to 423 artists and arts organizations.

Current Grants

  • ARPA Sustainability and Resiliency Grants / $300,000
  • ARPA Grassroots/ $66,743
  • Organizations of Color Cohort Grants /$60,000
  • Technology Grants / $40,000
  • Sponsorships / $5,000
  • Cone Health Collaboration /$9,500
Greensboro Bound by VanderVeen Photographers

Prior to March 2023

  • ArtsGreensboro Relief Grants (CARES) / $68,498
  • Artist Emergency Relief / $95,040
  • Artist Support / $126,022
  • ArtsGreensboro Relief / $301,000
  • ArtsGreensboro Reentry / $192,824
  • Community Elevation / $43,060
  • Sponsorships / $28,764
  • Grassroots Multicultural / $108,371
  • Mission Support / $224,573
  • NCAC CARES / $330,031
  • Other Grant Awards / $17,500
  • Project Support / $37,250
  • Guilford County CARES / $700,000 (Guilford County paid groups directly)

Organizational Sustainability & Resiliency Program: Technology Grant

As part of the New Creative Investment, 17 nonprofit arts organizations are working with Apparo to enhance their technology. Apparo’s mission is to transform communities by connecting nonprofits to technology expertise and resources that amplify their impact. This grant provides support through purchase new hardware or equipment, purchase new software, education and training and IT services to enhance and strengthen existing programs.

Music Academy of North Carolina Gala 2019

ARPA Project Grants

  • Carolina Theater and local multi cultural artists host a community engagement of middle school students to seniors -multicultural artist using the tools of spoken word, writing, to performance will work to engage Activism for Change in Art.
  • African American Atelier in collaboration with We Got Us Now and local BIPOC artist to create an outreach program to broaden cultural awareness through art.
  • Piedmont Blues Preservation Society and Blues Groove Beat Battle with Underground Collective and Hip Hop Caucus
  • The Art Gallery at Congdon Yards, Peter Daye (Cut The Music Prints), and Josephus Thompson (The Poetry Project) to create screen printing messages on t-shirts. In 2024, Triad Playwrights Theatre to link words with visual art.
  • Casa Azul and Greensboro Literary Organization are partnering with Guilford County Schools for a mentorship program to reach Latinx authors and literature.
  • North Carolina Folk Festival is partnering with Piedmont Blues Preservation Society to present Urban Artistry, Inc., a social and Urban Dance during Blues Week 2023-24.
  • Triad International Ballet, East Greensboro NOW; YMCA; GIDE (Guiding Institute of Developmental Education); CSEM (Center for Social & Economic Mobility at WSSU) will create Greensboro 23/24 offering professional ballet to pro-bono to students in East Greensboro.
  • Creative Aging Network and Montagnard Dega Association are preserving culture through Backstrap weaving, by creating looms and teaching historical techniques.
  • GreenHill Center for NC Art developed NC Art Market for local emerging and established artists.
  • Triad Pride Performing Arts and Guilford Green Foundation and 1st Triad Pride Youth Chorus.
  • Dance Project , Inc. and TAB Nonprofit is hosting a Creative Collaboration Exchange.
  • Greensboro Opera and Charlotte Hawkins Brown, NC A&T, UNCG, and Mount Zion Baptist Church are developing projects for the preservation and appreciation of African American Heritage.
Jeghetto at 2019 NCFF by Lynn Donovan

NCAC Grassroots in Partnership with High Point Arts Council

The Poetry Café
  • JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company presents “A Wicked Silence Opera” and “Loves Notes”
  • The Mind Group presents “Homegrown Music Series,” a podcast promoting local BIPOC musicians.
  • Magnolia House Foundation received technical support for their Summer Music Series.
  • The Poetry Café presents a spoken word series from February to June 2023.
  • Piedmont Blues Preservation Society hired their first paid employee.
  • International Society of Furniture Designers presents a podcast of prominent BIPOC leaders at the Innovation and Design Exhibition 2023.
  • Gant School of Music is increasing student participation.
  • Casa Azul of Greensboro hired their first paid employee.

Community Elevation Grant

  • Piedmont Blues Preservation Society
    Blues performance series with mobile food market.
  • BNatural Academy for Music and the Arts
    BNatural Academy of Music and Dance for children 5 to 14 years of age.
  • Footsteps to Follow
    Continued Programming for youth to re-cycle, up-cycle and create an ensemble to wear in a fashion show. Program will highlight basic sewing and creativity skills and teach elements of self-esteem.
  • Shine Beauty Studio
    Hairstyling workshops covering the history of hair and braiding. The curriculum will address self-confidence, and opportunities for continued growth in cosmetology.
  • Jokez N Jamz Event
    Jokez N Jamz Community Entertainment at Renaissance Event Center will highlight community artists, geared towards family-friendly entertainment and community engagement and artistic development.
  • Renaissance Event Center
    Cooking class: 5-course meal preparation for 16- to 25-year-old youth. Workshops will include etiquette, table dressing, and food service. The goal is a formal dinner prepared by student participants for family and community members.
  • K&Q Publishing
    Writing Workshop – Small group workshop to explore spoken word, poetry, and expressive writing. Workshops will cover topics: editing, graphic design, and how to get a book published.
  • Afro Agriculture
    Afro Agriculture- Rhythm and Rhizomes – Body nutrition and awareness program. Partnership with Peeler Recreation Center and Zodwa Dance Company. The final project will be a raised wooden garden at Peeler in dancer shape for community care and enjoyment.
  • 43North77West Photography
    Photography and Self Awareness Pilot Program for teens: classes to introduce photography, editing, social media training, and image awareness. The goal is a Selfie Station and workbook completion. Program materials will be used to promote future programs.

Artist Support Grant Recipients

  • All for You Tribute Band: The Ultimate Janet Jackson Experience by Donovan Gray
  • American Body by Kelli Deonna Swaine
  • Attend International Market for Contemporary Circus by Houston Odum
  • Code of Honor by Vonii Bristow
  • Collection Launch 2023 by Megan Lagueruela
  • Community Manifesto Project by Caitlyn Shrader
  • Cultural Phantasmagoria by Patti Pogodzinski
  • Original Music Album by Eric Moran
  • Folk Soul EP by Kay
  • Irmgard’s Evolution by Carrie Plew
  • Live from the Graveyard Metal by TiffanyAlbright
  • Firefest Exhibit @ Starworks presented by Kevin Vanek
  • Myths and Intimacies by Nareej Sebastion
  • Offerings African Diaspora Photographic by Paula Damasceno
  • Open Stage à la carte by Lance Hulme
  • Piano Solo for the Oceans by Anja Arko
  • Portfolio Development for Natalie Eversole
  • Research Travel for “Ata Chia Fucha or, In the Meadow of My Ancestors” by Jennifer Tamayo
  • Studio Equipment Acquisition for Paul Evans
  • Studio/Performance Upgrade for Darion Bradley
  • Tarheel: The North Carolina Jazz Project by Thomas Heflin
  • The Polyrhythmicus by Gregory Hoffman
  • The Recreate Project- 2024 “Recreate” Black History Calendar by Jasmine Mallory
  • Training for Jessica Bloch-Schulman
  • Travel materials for Taylor Allison
  • Water Education Through Art by Sug. O’Shen
  • Website for Elena Martin
  • Wild Seed Slam by Ashlee Connors

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