The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce Broadway for a Better World, an initiative that will provide free-of-charge tickets to the Wilson Center’s Broadway/Star Series through the generosity of private donors. The mission of this initiative is to make the theater experience and all of the associated benefits available to under-served populations, particularly young people under the age of eighteen in the greater Wilmington community.
By partnering with the Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County, local non-profits and government programs, this initiative will enable recipients to have access to professional, world-class performances.
Eligibility for Application
  • Organization must be a non-profit as defined by the IRS code or other exemption status
  • The beneficiaries must be residents of New Hanover and/or Pender Counties
  • Applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered
 Application Submission & Deadline
Applications will be accepted June 1 – July 15, 2018.  

Grants for Individuals

Regional Artist Project Grants

The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC, in conjunction with arts councils in Brunswick and Columbus counties and with the support of the North Carolina Arts Council, has named the 2017-2018 Regional Artists.

2017-2018 Regional Artists Press Release

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The Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Regional Artist Project Grants.

Grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review process.   Residents of New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus and Pender counties are eligible to apply for financial support in all disciplines, such as visual arts/crafts, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting and choreography/dance.   Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, the purchase of equipment and materials, and professional development workshops.  Regional Artist Project Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will begin no earlier than November 1, 2017 and conclude by October 31, 2018.

Regional Artist Project Grant Application 2017-2018

The Regional Artist Project program is administered by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and local arts councils working as a consortium.

Grant workshops for the Regional Artist Project grant will be held:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017                                                               Thursday, August 3, 2017

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm                                                                           5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

New Hanover County Public Library                                                Leland Cultural Arts Center

New Hanover Room – 3rd floor                                                       1212 Magnolia Village Way

201 Chestnut St.                                                                               Leland, NC

Wilmington, NC

Additional workshops may be scheduled in other partner counties. For more information, call 910-343-0998.



Grassroots Arts Program Grant

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Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. The program distributes funds for the arts in all 100 counties of the state primarily through partnerships with local arts councils. The Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County serves as the N. C. Arts Council’s Designated County Partner in awarding subgrants in New Hanover County.

 Eligibility for Application

  • All organizations must have been in operation for at least one year. While nonprofit 501(C)(3) status is preferred, organizations that are nonprofit in nature may also apply.
  • All organizations must reside and carry out projects within New Hanover County.
  • Organizations (State Arts Resources, Outreach-Sustaining, Statewide Services) that receive general operating support directly from the N. C. Arts Council must get written approval from NCAC staff before applying for Grassroots funds. (Under some circumstances, exceptions can be made.)
  • Individuals are not eligible to apply for Grassroots Arts funds.
  • Applications and support materials must be completed and received by the due date.

 Application Submission & Deadline

Application forms and complete guidelines are available below.  All projects must take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Grant amounts range from $500-$5000.   A grant workshop will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the New Hanover Room of the New Hanover County Public Library, 201 Chestnut St., Third Floor.

Subgrant Application FY17-18

GAP Guidelines 2017-2018