Regional Artist Project Grants provide an award for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment.

Open to all disciplines. Applicants must be a permanent resident of the region (e.g., have resided for a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the deadline) of one the following counties: Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, or York (SC). Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen or permanent resident. Applicants and recipients may not enroll in, or be currently enrolled in, an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program during the time their funded project is in progress.

All applications and work samples must be submitted no later than noon on Friday, September 28, 2018. All applicants must apply through the online application system. 
Click here for details, FAQs, and Application.

Electronically on Dec. 1, 2018.

Maximum Grant Amount
Artists may ask for a maximum of $2,000. Only one application per individual will be accepted annually.

 Match Requirement
Matching funds are not required. However, if the cost of the request exceeds the maximum grant amount, the applicant must show additional funding source(s).

Support Period
Funded projects must take place between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. The grant funds cannot be spent prior to this period.For individual/group artists Type your paragraph here.

Grassroots Grants & Funding

The mission of the Stanly County Arts Council is to encourage and promote broad-based cultural and educational activities in the arts throughout Stanly County. If you have an arts or cultural event or activity, and would like the Arts Council to help promote it, please notify us! Send all details about the event or activity, along with any picture/flyer that is appropriate to

Supporting and Encouraging the Arts in Stanly County since 1974

To see if your project qualifies to receive a Grassroots Subgrant, click here for a copy of the Grassroots Grant Guidelines. We not only want to insure that all Grassroots Grant funding is handled appropriately, but also that the programs receiving such funding are available and accessible to everyone. Please review our Non-Discrimination Policy, as well as our Conflict of Interest Policy.

The Stanly County Arts Council receives a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina State Arts Council each year. Twenty percent of this grant goes to support the key operations of the SCAC, and the remaining 80% goes directly back into the community via Subgrants to support arts programs.

For existing Subgrantees or new Subgrantees that are ready to begin the grant application process, please review the links below. If you have any grant questions, please email us at or call 704-982-8118.

 2018-2019 Grassroots Guidelines

2018-2019 Grassroots Subgrant Application (PDF)

2018-2019 Grassroots Subgrant Application (Word Document)

Deadline:  August 1, 2018

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