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Brunswick Arts Council Awards $45,000 in Grants

Grants in excess of $25,000 were awarded to 11 Brunswick County arts organizations through the annual Grassroots Arts Program  The program seeks to develop and promote diverse cultural arts programming within the county. Funding for the Grassroots Arts Program is made available by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Brunswick Arts Council.  The Brunswick Arts Council is the Designated County Partner to the N.C. Arts Council.
Brunswick County arts organizations offer an array of arts programming that contributes to the quality of life in the county  By providing program support, the Brunswick Arts Council ensures wide-ranging arts experiences for residents and visitors throughout the year.
In addition, a total of more than $17,000 was recently awarded to regional artists of all disciplines through the Regional Artist Project Grant Program to fund a project pivotal to a career in their respective art forms.  Five Brunswick County artists were among those selected for these highly competitive awards.  The Brunswick Arts Council partners with art councils from New Hanover, Pender and Columbus counties in awarding these grants.  Funding is made available by the arts partners in each county with additional support from the N.C. Arts Council.
For Complete List of Recipients Click Here


BAC Seeks Executive Director

The Brunswick Arts Council is seeking a part-time Executive Director. This will be a paid position. Experience with fundraising is a must.

Duties of the Executive Director will be to identify foundations and other granting entities and write applications to secure grant funding for the BAC.  To identify and secure individual and corporate sponsors to help fund BAC programs, projects, and campaigns.

Send CV or resume to Brunswick Arts Council, PO Box 6275 Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 or email to

June/ July 2017 BAC Newsletter

This month’s newsletter contains a message from the new President of the Brunswick Arts Council, along with news from, Brunswick Little Theatre, Oak Island Art Guild, Associated Artists of Southport, and more.

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13th Annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival

17th Annual Fall Art Show and Sale


Regional Artists Project Grants Open to Applications

The Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC is accepting applications for 2017-2018 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 15, 2017. The Regional Artist Project program is administered by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County...

17th Annual Fall Exhibition and Sale Releases Prospectus

      17th Annual Fall Exhibition and Sale will take place Monday, October 16 thru Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Franklin Square Gallery located at 130 E West Street Southport, NC. There will be a Reception on Thursday, October 19 5 to 7 PM Co-sponsored by...

BAC Awards Scholarships to Local Students

BAC Awards Scholarships to Local Students Each year, the Brunswick Arts Council awards scholarships to deserving students seeking to begin higher education and/or vocational studies beyond secondary education. Prior to awarding the scholarship, the BAC reviews...

The Brunswick Arts Council
In every vibrant, culturally active community, the arts are key to the quality of life and the health of economy. Thus the BAC was founded in 3.982 to bring artistic programs, shows, workshops, and exhibits to Brunswick County. The Brunswick Arts Council soon became the Designated Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council to assist other non-profit art organizations through its Grassroots funding program.
Today the Brunswick Arts Council outreach includes scholarships, grants for individual artists and groups, and enrichment programs for Brunswick County Schools. The History of BAC >

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