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ArtsGreensboro Accepts Applications for NC CARES Arts Grants

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020

ArtsGreensboro Accepting Applications for NC CARES for Arts Grants

ArtsGreensboro is s now accepting applications for North Carolina CARES for Arts grants through November 9, 2020.

Greensboro, NC. – The North Carolina General Assembly designated $9.4 million federal CARES Act funds for arts councils and arts organizations to mitigate business disruptions caused by COVID-19. The North Carolina Arts Council will distribute 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.

 

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 are eligible to apply to for a North Carolina CARES for Arts grant to offset business disruption and/or expenses incurred due to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020. The following expenses can be considered: paid salaries and benefits (including contractors), on-going operating expenses, costs associated with canceling programs and creating virtual programs, and COVID-related safety and cleaning measures. Applicants must provide documentation as evidence for expenses. Documents such as receipts, bill/invoices, monthly financial statements, and payroll ledgers will be considered.

 

Revenue losses are not considered for mitigation in this grant program. North Carolina CARES for Arts funding cannot reimburse expenses already paid for by other federal relief funds such as PPP loans, direct grants from the NEA, and stimulus grants issued by the North Carolina Arts Council.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available at artsgreensboro.org. Applications must be received no later than 5PM on November 9, 2020.

For questions or more information, contact Laura Way at 336-373-7523 or email lway@artsgreensboro.org.

 

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About ArtsGreensboro

ArtsGreensboro invests in programs that provide access to the arts for all citizens, supports arts integration in our schools, builds capacity for our arts community, and unifies the community through the power of the arts. www.ArtsGreensboro.org

 

About the North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s longstanding love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education. www.NCArts.org