Arts Council Seeks Applications for Fall 2018 Community Enrichment Mini-Grants: Deadline is Fri., Aug. 3
Winston-Salem, NC (July 21, 2018) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applicants for its summer round of Community Enrichment Mini-Grants. The deadline is Friday, August 3, by 5 p.m., for projects taking place September 1 through November 30, 2018. These grants provide community groups and individuals access to small-project grant funds up to $500 that promote creativity and use art as a means to bring people together.
“Access to the arts and serving the entire community are essential to being a ‘City of Arts and Innovation,’ said Jim Sparrow, Arts Council President and CEO. “Having the flexibility to support grassroots artistic activities and events and community partnerships creates synergy and builds social capital.” Since launching its Community Enrichment Mini-Grants, The Arts Council has received 176 applications and has awarded 129 grants totaling $45,000.
Community Enrichment Mini-Grants are open to individual residents, student and community groups, as well as local businesses in Forsyth County. Criteria for funding includes community benefit and engagement; artistic and/or cultural merit; collaborations or partnerships; community diversity; and having additional sources of financial or in-kind support. Priority is given to new applicants.
For more information about Community Enrichment Mini-Grants or to discuss potential projects contact Dara Silver, Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at 336-747-1426 or firstname.lastname@example.org. “Applications for Arts Council Mini Grants are designed to be uncomplicated and easy to complete and submit,” said Silver. They can be downloaded at www.intothearts.org.
Winston-Salem’s robust arts community enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural and learning opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development.