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Multicultural Grassroots Grants

ArtsGreensboro is accepting applications for a Multicultural Grassroots Grant for all Greensboro-based multicultural organizations (defined as African American, Asian American, Latino, or Native American arts groups) for project and operating support. Funded through the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program (GAP), this program is intended to provide access to Greensboro citizens’ quality arts experiences. The application deadline is by 11:59 PM on Friday, November 27, 2020.


Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:59PM

Eligible organizations must have been in operation for at least one year, and while nonprofit501(c)(3) status is preferred, organizations that are nonprofit in nature may also apply. Applicants must reside and carry out projects within Guilford County. Individuals are not eligible to apply for Multicultural Grassroots Grants. All projects must occur between July 1, 2020, and June 15, 2021, and grant amounts range from $500 and up.

Grant funds may be used for expenditures to conduct quality arts programs or operate an arts organization. Typical uses of project-based expenses include program expenses such as professional artists’ fees and travel, space rental, advertising, marketing and publicity, website and electronic media, scripts, costumes, sets, props, music, and equipment rental. If the organization is applying for project support for artist-led programming, the majority of the artists must be African American, Asian American, Latino, or Native American. Operating expenses for qualified arts organizations include salaries, telephone, office supplies, printing, postage, rent, utilities, insurance, and equipment rental.

ArtsGreensboro’s priority area of support for the Multicultural Grassroots Grants is to provide operating or program support to qualified arts organizations not already receiving or eligible to receive support from N.C. Arts Council. These include theaters, symphonies, galleries, art guilds, choral societies, dance companies, folk arts societies, writers’ groups, and arts festivals, among others. For questions, please click below to email Grants Manager, Darlene McClinton.