2020-2021 GRANTS

The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC is accepting applications for NC Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through September 15, 2020. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other New Hanover County community organizations that provide arts programming.

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils. The Arts Council of Wilmington is the NC Arts Council’s Designated County Partner and is supported by New Hanover County.

We are aware of the challenges posed by the pandemic and encourage arts organizations to apply for operating expenses if you’re unsure of your programming plans through June 30, 2021. 

The Arts Council of Wilmington is hosting two Grassroots Arts Program Grant workshops via Zoom to assist interested applicants in preparing the grant.   New applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Workshop Registration Links

July 29, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.

August 12, 2020 – 10:00 a.m.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

How to Submit Your Application

Six copies of the complete application must be sent by USPS to P.O. Box 1973, Wilmington, NC 28402.  Additionally, a digital copy of the application and attachments must be emailed to by September 15, 2020 with the subject line GAP 2020-2021.

Grassroots Guidelines FY 2020-2021

Grassroots Subgrant Application FY20-21 – Word

Grassroots Subgrant Application FY20-21 – PDF

No Overdue Tax Form – Word

No Overdue Tax Form – PDF

If you have questions or need additional information, email is best at