a citizen board appointed by the Governor, the North Carolina
Arts Council serves as the steward of state and federal funds
appropriated for the arts. Grants activate partnerships between
artists, arts organizations and communities that benefit every
county in the state. More than 1,300 grants are awarded each
year to ensure that artists and arts organizations continue
to produce rich and diverse arts experiences for the state's
citizens and visitors.
Guidelines for Organizations
A wide range of grant opportunities are available for organizations.
To be eligible for funding, organizations must be nonprofit
and must have been producing quality arts programs for at
least 2 consecutive years. All grant forms used by organizations
are available through the online eGRANT system. The system
may be used to apply for grants, revise an application if
required and prepare final reports on funded grants.
Guidelines for Artists
Fellowships are offered to choreographers, visual artists,
writers, composers, film/video artists, screenwriters, playwrights,
and songwriters. Visual artists, film/video artists, writers,
playwrights and screenwriters may apply for 1-2 month residencies
at the Headlands Center for the Arts in California or the
Vermont Studio Center. Artists may also apply to be included
in the North Carolina Touring Artist Directory.
Guidelines for Internships
The Arts Council offers Community Arts Administration Internships
and a Folklife Internship. All internships provide a stipend.
information about the North Carolina Arts Council's grant
guidelines and application process is available online at