ArtsGreensboro 2021 Relief Grants

ArtsGreensboro Relief Grants for January – June 2021

Deadline: February 25, 2021, 5:00 PM EST

Zoom Informational Session: Friday, February 12, 2021, 9:30 AM

ArtsGreensboro is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ArtsGreensboro Relief Grant

Time: Feb 12, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 897 8860 5869

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  • Be an arts organization (i.e., 75% of activities are arts-based) not affiliated with a college, university, or governmental entity.
  • Have IRS 501(c)3 tax status for the last three consecutive years.
  • Have a minimum eligible income of $50,000 in FY2017, FY2018, and FY2019.
  • Have at least one paid professional administrative staff on payroll for at least one year.
  • Have continuous administration throughout the year.
  • Must be an organization based in Greater Greensboro.
  • Have NOT been awarded a Multicultural Grassroots Grant in the current calendar year.
  • Must have a valid current NC Charitable Solicitation License.

Total Grant Pool:   $300,000

Maximum Grant:    $30,000

Payment Dates (anticipated): April 1 and June 15, 2021

Review Criteria: The panel review score drives funding decisions.

Application Organizational Questions

  1. Title (Name of Organization)
  2. Name of person completing the application
  3. Executive Director
  4. Email
  5. Best Contact Number
  6. Address (street, city, state, zip)
  7. Website
  8. Year Founded
  9. Tax ID #
  10. Eligibility: Based on the eligibility requirements, is the organization eligible? (Y/N)
  11. Has the organization filed a Tax Form 990 for the last three years (Y/N)
  12. Does your organization have a charitable solicitation license issued by the NC Secretary of State (Y/N)
  13. Does your organization have or is your organization developing a Cultural Equity Statement? (Y/N)
  14. Does your organization have a succession planning process for board and staff leadership? (Y/N)
  15. Does your organization have a board committee responsible for reviewing financial statements? (Y/N)
  16. Grant Request $_____

Application Narrative Questions with Percent of Total Score:

Describe how COVID-19 has impacted your offerings, include in your response information on cancellations, postponements, and innovations/adaptations. How has the organization changed or pivoted during the last year in its approach to programming?


  • Adapted program offering plan to comply with COVID-19 social-distancing requirements.
  • Developed and implemented approaches to continuing to provide meaningful offerings.

Percentage of Score: 15%

What are your top programmatic focus areas over the next twelve months, and how will your plan for them drive impact within each area? Include any contingency plans/scenarios.


  • Plan articulates outcomes and measures that will drive success.
  • Plan is realistic.
  • Has leadership and financial capacity to implement the plan.

Percentage of Score: 20%

Describe how COVID-19 has impacted how you serve and engage diverse and traditionally underserved and underrepresented populations. How did the board and staff have responded to the recent racial-equity movement?


  • Presented offerings inclusively developed for diverse audiences.
  • Created and presented offerings telling stories of diversity.
  • Developed or working on meaningful partnerships and collaborations to provide equitable opportunities in the arts.
  • Developed or developing a strategy to address cultural equity.

Percentage of Score: 15%

Describe the strategic operational decisions your organization has made in the last year to remain solvent. Include as much detail as possible when discussing reductions or increases; you are encouraged to use actual dollar changes. What innovative approaches to operating (such as strategic alliances, shared services, new collaborations, etc.) has your organization made, or is considering?


  • Made strategic changes to personnel.
  • Made strategic changes to expenses.
  • Made strategic changes to offerings.
  • Developed new partnerships to add capacity or streamline operations.
  • Demonstrated a plan or desire to implement innovative approaches to operations.

Percentage of Score: 25%

Describe your organization’s plan for sustainability for 2021. Your response should correspond with your budget and information included in the AG Relief Financial Form Cash Flow with Scenarios Tab (for example, venue operating at 50% capacity in a certain month, venue operating at 70% capacity in a certain month, etc.)


  • Has positive cash flow through December 2021.
  • Has planned a balanced budget or surplus of operating revenues over operating expenses.
  • Has a realistic strategic plan for sustainability.
  • Plan aligns with the information provided in the Financial Form.

Percentage of Score: 25%

We ask that executive directors make a three-minute video reflecting on the last twelve months, lessons learned, and how the organization has or is changing due to the pandemic and other events in the last year. (Video Upload)


  1. Mission Statement and Organizational Overview
  2. Financial Information Form
  3. Executive Director Video Statement

*For Advocacy Purposes-Economic Impact of Covid-19 (these questions are not reviewed, for information only)

  1. The decrease in revenues that would have been subject to sales tax from the prior year (i.e., art sales, ticket sales, admission) (use calendar year 2020 compared to 2019)
  2. The total decrease in revenues EXCLUDING the amount in question #1 from the prior year (use the calendar year 2020 compared to 2019)
  3. The decrease in in-person audiences from the prior year (use the calendar year 2020 compared to 2019)
  4. Total FTEs for 2020
  5. Total FTEs for 2019
  6. # artist contracts canceled