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The Brunswick Arts Council is now accepting 2015-2016 Grassroots Grant applications.

The North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots program, using a per capita based formula, provides funding for the arts in all 100 North Carolina counties through partnerships with local arts councils, according to a notice from the group.

Brunswick Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local arts-based organizations in Brunswick County. In 2015-2016, the Brunswick Arts Council hopes to distribute approximately $17,000 to its qualifying subgrantees.

Priorities for funding include (in order of priority):

  • Program or operating support to qualified arts organizations including theaters, symphonies, galleries, art guilds, choral societies, dance companies, folk arts societies, writers groups and arts festivals.
  • Arts learning and arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists. These can be artist in residencies in the schools, after-school summer camps or adult arts learning classes. (Grassroots funds may NOT be used for activities associated with a school’s internal arts programs such as in-school student performances, the purchase of arts supplies or student arts competitions and publications.)
  • Community organizations, such as civic departments, that provide quality art experiences for the greater community. These programs must be conducted by qualified artists.

As an advocate for the arts, the Brunswick Arts Council seeks to develop partnerships with county governments, schools and universities, city revitalization boards, economic development councils, chambers of commerce and tourism bureaus. These partnerships are often the catalyst for sustainable economic and community development utilizing the arts and can lead to programs that connect diverse parts of a county through shared arts experiences.

Additional information on the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots program, as well as the application form, is available on the Brunswick Arts Council’s website, or you can find The Brunswick Arts Council on Facebook and Twitter.