North Carolina CARES for Arts Grants

The North Carolina General Assembly designated $9.4 million in federal CARES Act funds for arts councils and arts organizations to mitigate business disruptions caused by COVID-19. The North Carolina Arts Council is distributing these funds on a per-capita basis to all North Carolina counties with a population of less than one million people.  In many counties, local arts councils will receive the funds and then sub-grant a portion of the county allotment to eligible recipients.

In Guilford County, arts and culture organizations with programs that are directly related to the creation, education, preservation, presentation of arts or cultural programming, and be the primary presenter/producer of the work and responsible for all aspects of its provision to the community were eligible to apply for a North Carolina CARES for Arts grant.

The grants must be used to offset business disruption and/or expenses incurred due to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020. CLICK HERE for a full list of grant recipients.