2023-2024 Grantees

Our Grants

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 Grants

  • ARPA Sustainability & Resiliency Grants / $240,000
  • ARPA Grassroots / $100,000
  • Artist Support
  • Community Elevation
  • Grassroots Multicultural / $166,605
  • Festival Support
  • Organizations of Color Cohort Grants /$50,000
  • Sponsorships / $7,500
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)

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-NC 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.
GreenHill Center for NC Art
Creative Aging Network-NC, Backstrap Weaving

Grassroots Multicultural Grants in Partnership with HPAC and NCAC

  • Casa Azul of Greensboro 
  • African American Atelier 
  • iAlign Dance Company
  • Piedmont Blues Preservation Society hired their first paid employee.
  • TAB Arts Center
  • JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company
  • Strange Fruit Foundation
  • The Art Gallery at Congdon Yards presents a clay club.
  • Kid’s Poetry presents an after-school program for youth
  • Women in Motion presents Healing Arts Program for Women
  • Poetry Project expands field trips in Guilford County Schools.
  • Gant School of Music provides private music lessons
  • In Tune presents a new performance 
  • Creative Dance spotlights Street Circus in conjunction with Roots performance at Carolina Theatre
  • Vinmark Dance presents a performance of  Yvelise – Latino musical
  • The Mind Group presents the Home Grown Music Series
  • MAD presents after-school STEAM
  • High Point Arts Council presents Summer Splash

Community Elevation Grant

  • African American Atelier
    The Artistic Roots program: Artistic workshops, a community art project, artistic mentorship, and presentation at the community festival.
  • Creative Aging Network
    Heritage Cookbook to highlight the rich culture and traditions of the families in Greensboro’s first Heritage Community.
  • Gant School of Music
    Assemble an ensemble of young musicians aged 8-18 from the Warnersville community to perform a drumline.
  • Shared Radiance
    Capturing and preserving the oral history and memories of those who have lived in or knew individuals from the vibrant Warnersville Community.
  • TAB Arts Center
    Building an ancestral garden and collaborating with a local sculptor who will create a three-dimensional piece to commemorate Warnersville.

Artist Support Grant Recipients

  • Alexander Day – Flight of Icarus comic book
  • Alexei Mejouev – Post production for Underground Everywhere : Jamaica film
  • Andy Eversole -Banjo Earth Mexico music album and documentory film
  • Audrey Smith – Podcast launch
  • Christina Hare -GSO Glassworks mosaic workshop
  • Cortni Witherspoon – Poster design celebrating African American Jazz Greats of North Carolina
  • George Frederick Hall II – Participating in the International Spring High Point Market
  • Jade Donnell – Alvin Ailey Horton Teaching Training for dance in NYC
  • Jennida Chase – Photogrammetry workshop in Turkey
  • Jiwon Ha – Roots: Dance project blending Korean and modern dance forms
  • Joanna Blitch – Participate in 2024 Clay Cohorts Mentorship Program
  • Joanne Rich – Mixed media art class John C. Campbell Folk School
  • John York; Rachel York – Record and publish “The Charge”, featuring poems and songs from Appalachian tradition
  • Kylah Guion – Sticks and Stones song project
  • Maggie Murphy – Craft letterpress and zine-making supplies
  • Michael Clapp – Positionality in the Metaterrestrial: 2D and 3D Artwork
  • Mike Valle – Exposure for artwork at art fairs, exhibits, and cultural events
  • Rachael Keplin – Equipment for Viola Loops performance tour
  • Sabrina Tillman – Completion, presentation and marketing of two series of artwork
  • Sam Wade – Solo Show at CVA in 2024
  • Steve Mitchell – Body of Trust, a novel with three-part design and original art.
  • Taylor Williams – 70s soul inspired music