ArtsGreensboro Announces 2019 Mission and Project Support Grantees
Greensboro, N.C., February 1, 2019 – ArtsGreensboro Interim President & CEO Amy Grossmann announced 2019 grants for 22 arts organizations and arts projects today.
The seven local arts organizations with budgets over $500,000 were awarded Mission Support grants for unrestricted general operating support.
Carolina Theatre of Greensboro ($22,500)
Community Theatre of Greensboro ($28,613)
Eastern Music Festival ($46,900)
GreenHill Center for NC Art ($22,400)
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra ($48,000)
Music Academy of North Carolina ($15,000)
Triad Stage ($45,000)
Fifteen Project Support applications received a total of $74,636 as follows.
African American Atelier ($9,480)
Bel Canto Company ($6,250)
Casa Azul of Greensboro ($2,734)
Creative Aging Network-NC ($1,000)
Dance Project ($8,000)
Downtown Greensboro, Inc. ($1,280)
Greensboro Ballet ($5,600)
Greensboro Opera ($8,640)
Music for a Great Space ($10,000)
Piedmont Blues Preservation Society ($3,400)
The Salvation Army School of Music & Arts ($5,112)
Touring Theatre of North Carolina ($3,840)
Triad Pride Performing Arts ($1,000)
Weatherspoon Art Museum ($3,200)
All grant applications were adjudicated by a panel of objective experts in an arts field. ArtsGreensboro’s strategic priorities of access, economic vitality and arts education were the basis for the rating criteria of artistic merit, organizational effectiveness and service to community. Panelist scores and funding calculations determined the allocation of funds available for the 2019 grants.
The 2019 grant pool of $303,049 is approximately 75% of the total amount awarded in the previous grant cycle. This amount is consistent with the organization’s commitment to align its fundraising and grantmaking activities so that grant award funds are based on actual dollars received and pledged, rather than by projections. In 2018, ArtsGreensboro shifted its grant cycle by six months in order to be in a stronger position to determine a 2019 grant pool based on the realistic estimates for its annual ArtsFund goal on June 30. Details for the annual goal will be announced at the ArtsFund Kick-Off next week.
According to Grossmann, “ArtsGreensboro’s role as a funder and catalyst is as important now as it has ever been. We are working daily to strengthen our grantmaking and fundraising activities in order to continue supporting these critical arts organizations and projects that contribute to the cultural vitality and richness of the entire Greensboro community.”
Board Chairwoman, Jill White said, “With the leadership of the new Director of Development Catena Bergevin, recruited from the Pittsburgh arts community, and the imminent completion of a national search for a permanent CEO to fill the vacancy of Tom Philion who retired last year, we are optimistic about achieving financial sustainability for our entire arts community.”
The judges were highly impressed with the artistic merit, vitality and collaboration described in the grant applications and complimented the Greensboro arts scene.
ArtsGreensboro is the only organization dedicated to strengthening the entire arts landscape in our community, which means that our contributors and volunteers have a wide impact on thousands: local audiences, students, teachers, artists, and families. We support arts events, projects, facilities, school arts programs, artists, and a local arts economy that contributes over $162 million annually back into our city.
The purpose of ArtsGreensboro is to lead and serve our creative community both as a financial resource and catalyst toward innovation, excellence, and sustainability – in order to harness the power of the arts to educate and inspire, connect people across all cultures to build a stronger community, and make Greensboro a vibrant and healthy place to live and work.