GRANTS

THE ARTS COUNCIL AWARDS $275,000 IN GRANTS

TO LOCAL ARTISTS AND ART ORGANIZATIONS

The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County is pleased to award $275,000 in grants to local artists and arts organizations.

  • A total of $200,000 in NC CARES for Arts federal funding to 28 local arts organizations
  • A total of $50,000 in Grassroots Arts Program grants to 21 local arts organizations
  • A total of $25,000 in Artist Support Grants to 27 artists in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Columbus and Bladen countie

New Hanover County’s allocation in NC CARES funding was $268,093.  The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC subgranted $180,000 to nonprofit arts organizations and established a $20,000 Gallery Recovery Fund.  The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC retained $68,092.96 for its agency’s operations.

Grassroots Arts Program Grant FY 2020-2021

Black Arts Alliance – $2500

18th Annual NC Black Film Festival (Virtual)

Brooklyn Arts Music Academy – $1000

Music is Life! early education program at DB Johnson Pre-K

Cape Fear Jazz Society – $1250

Operating expenses/livestream concerts

CFCC Foundation – $2500

Cleo Parker Robinson community dance residency

Chamber Music Wilmington -$1000

Operating expenses

Mouths of Babes Theatre -$2500

Operating expenses

NC Jazz Festival – $5000

Master classes for music students and workshops

Opera House Theatre Company – $2500

Operating Expenses

Opera Wilmington – $2000

“Victorian Divas at Latimer” livestream

Port City Music Festival  – $1000

13th Annual Port City Music Festival

Port City Playwrights Project – $1000

Virtual play festival

Techmoja Dance & Theatre – $1000

Loud as We Want workshops/online dance community

Thalian Association – $5000

Storage/build space rental

Thalian Hall – $5000

Pied Piper Theater’s “Bossy and the Bard”

Theatre for All – $5000

Salary support

Turning the Wheel  – $750

Turning the Wheel Caravan, Facilitator Training

WHQR – $3000

Operating expenses to support local arts programming

Wilmington Boys Choir – $1000

Rehearsals and free “Voices of Spring” concert

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival – $1000

Rescheduled 7th annual festival

Wilmington Symphonic Winds – $1000

Operating support

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra  – $5000

Music for Youth education program

Total:  $50,000

NC CARES for Arts Grants

Cameron Art Museum – $20000

Thalian Association – $15000

Thalian Hall – $15000

North Carolina Azalea Festival – $15000

Dreams Center for Arts Education – $15000

Cucalorus Film Festival – $15000

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – $15000

Techmoja Dance & Theater – $7500

The Dance Element – $7500

Opera House Theatre – $7500

Theatre for All – $7500

Wilmington Ballet – $7500

Chamber Music Wilmington – $4000

Opera Wilmington – $4000

Panache Theater – $4000

Wilmington Boys Choir – $4000

Orange Street Pottery – $4000

Big Dawg Theater – $4000

Cape Fear Chordsmen – $2500

Pineapple Shaped Lamps – $2500

Forward Motion Dance – $2500

Mouths of Babes Theatre – $1000

Gallery Recovery Fund

Valhalla Gallery – $3333.33

Dan Beck Gallery – $3333.33

Port City Pottery– $3333.33

Art in Bloom Gallery– $3333.33

New Elements Gallery – $3333.33

Gallery of Fine Art – $3333.33

Total:  $200,000

Artist Support Grants FY 2020-2021

Formerly Regional Artist Project Grants

Raven Aguilar – $600 – New Hanover

Produce four 4′ X 3′ oil paintings

Rachel Baker – $1000- New Hanover

Create 20 16″x20″ mixed media drawings of inspirational minority women

Chris Bloom – New Hanover – $1000

Attend art workshop in Tybee Island, GA

Angela Fernot – New Hanover – $817.99

Purchase equipment to produce online art classes

Joel Finsel – $1000 – New Hanover

Research trip to the site of the former Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center

Elizabeth Gordon – New Hanover – $509.99

Membership to two professional guilds and Final Draft II software

Jacob Herrman – New Hanover – $1000

Studio rent/materials and firing fees

Kathy Irvine – Brunswick – $1000

Purchase kiln for home studio

Janet Johnson – New Hanover – $1000

Acquisition and application of sealing methods for pastels and watercolors

Kirsten Kiromilas – Pender – $1000

Art supplies and research trip to North Carolina Museum of Art

Kristin Logan – New Hanover – $972

Purchase camera, one year to Fine Art Studio Online and acrylic workshop

Jennifer Mace – New Hanover – $1000

New body of work incorporating photography, encaustics, and assemblage

Joshua Marquez – New Hanover – $1000

Purchase musical recording equipment for fixed media projects

Regina McLeod – New Hanover – $1000

Filmmaking software and upgrades

Carolyn Colby Millis – New Hanover – $1000

Bulk purchase of heavy acrylic paints

Dana O’Malley – New Hanover – $1000

Purchase professional inkjet printer

Kristen O’Malley – New Hanover – $1000

Portfolio development program offered through the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

Lauren Rogers – New Hanover – $1000

Purchase of clay and glaze

Amanda Sgarlata – Pender – $1000

Purchase a digital drawing tablet

Austin Sheppard – Bladen – $949.97

Purchase of a large air compressor to complete a life-sized wood carving

Jerald Shynett – New Hanover – $1000

Rehearse and perform a concert of original compositions and arrangements

Melissa Story – New Hanover – $600

Art supplies and classes

Bess Taylor – Columbus – $1000

Purchasing signboard, paint/primer, a scroll saw, and laser work

Melissa Wilgis – New Hanover – $970.61

Purchase supplies to create and exhibit large photograms

Elena Wright – New Hanover – $1000

Purchase of clays and supplies to create 2-D and 3-D glass sculptures

Catherine Young – New Hanover – $1000

Equipment and supplies to create new work

Josh Youse – Brunswick – $600

Voice coaching, recording and lessons

Total:  $25,020