ArtsGreensboro Announces Project Support Application Deadline
Application deadline: 5 pm on Monday, April 3, 2017
Greensboro, N.C., March 7, 2017 — ArtsGreensboro announced today the opening of its 2017-2018 Project Support Grant program. These one-year, competitive grants are for arts organizations or individual artists (working with a fiscal sponsor) with arts projects commencing on or after July 1, 2017.
Project Support Grants invest in high-quality art experiences that further one or more of ArtsGreensboro’s strategic priorities:
· ACCESS: Increase community access to the arts to touch the lives of everyone in the community, and ensure rich diversity, sustainability, and growth of arts resources.
· ECONOMIC VITALITY: Support economic vitality and promote Greensboro as a cultural destination through innovative programming with artistic merit.
· ARTS EDUCATION: Support educational experiences that inspire and engage students (including life-long learning), enhance curriculum, and result in increased knowledge and skills in the arts. Make programs accessible to those who have limited arts opportunities due to educational, geographic, ethnic, or economic barriers.
Applicants must demonstrate how their projects will engage and impact the community.
Organizations and artists interested in applying are required to contact ArtsGreensboro’s Director of Development, Chip Berry, at 336-373-7523, x243, or at CBerry@artsgreensboro.org to verify eligibility to apply, and to discuss the amount of the potential grant request prior to submitting an application.
Grant applications may be downloaded at www.artsgreensboro.org/grant-programs/project, and are due to ArtsGreensboro no later than 5 pm on Monday, April 3, 2017.
In 2016-2017, ArtsGreensboro awarded grants for arts projects ranging from a couple thousand dollars to $14,000 to 16 local nonprofit organizations. The total amount awarded for the 2016-2017 Project Support Grant program was $100,000.
The Project Support Grant program is funded in part by the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Program and by the generosity of foundations, corporations, and individual donors through ArtsGreensboro’s ArtsFund Campaign.
About ArtsGreensboro – With an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million, ArtsGreensboro is a catalyst for innovation to build recognition and support for the arts. Through its ArtsFund-supported grant programs, the 17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival, and other opportunities including the National Folk Festival and the new Van Dyke Performance Space, ArtsGreensboro is driving the health and vitality of our community by supporting arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and driving economic impact through excellence in arts programming. artsgreensboro.org