Project Support Grants

Award Amounts Up To $18,000

Through competitive grant programs like the Project Support Grant, ArtsGreensboro invests in high-quality arts experiences that further its strategic priorities of access, inclusion and equity. Funded in part by the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Program and by the generosity of foundations, corporations, and individual donors through the ArtsGreensboro’s Annual Campaign the Project Support Grants are intended to support the creation and/or presentation of programming with high artistic merit that demonstrate defined and measurable outcomes, including impact on the community. Programs that increase access to the arts, engage the community, and enrich the varied cultural vitality of Greater Greensboro. Arts education experiences that inspire and engage students (including life-long learning), enhance curriculum, and result in increased knowledge and skills in the arts. Multicultural project grants are encouraged.

Support Period from January 1 - June 30, 2020

2020 Short Cycle Project Support Grants support arts activities taking place between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

Detailed Information

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Application Deadline

December 27th, 2019 at 11:00 PM EST

Who Can Apply?


An organization is eligible to apply for a Project Support Grant if it meets all of the following criteria:

  • Has its principal office in the Greater Greensboro region
  • Delivers an arts product or program in the Greater Greensboro region
  • Has existed for at least one year
  • Can demonstrate nonprofit 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and a current charitable solicitation license from the State of North Carolina. Under certain circumstances, those not meeting this requirement may apply through a nonprofit organization that will serve as a fiscal sponsor.

Grant-making organizations, and entities that receive a majority of their operating budget from a unit of government, or college/university programs are NOT eligible to apply for Mission Support or Project Grants.

Organizations receiving or applying for a Project Support Grant may not apply for Mission Support Grants.

Review Criteria

Review Process

The Grant Review Panel will use the following criteria to evaluate and score Project Grant applications on a scale of 1 to 100. An organization’s commitment to each criterion should be apparent throughout the entire application. By demonstrating this commitment, organizations of any size and discipline can achieve a rating of “Exemplary.”

Review Criteria Rubric

Applicants must meet a minimum score of 50 to receive funding for either Mission Support or Project Grants.

Contact ArtsGreensboro

Need help with your application? Have questions about eligibility?

Email ArtsGreensboro’s Grant Manager.