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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 Elects New Officers

The Brunswick Arts Council announced the election and appointment of new officers. The election for President and Vice-President took place at the BAC’s annual meeting on March 13.
Gary Halberstadt was elected to the position of President. Elected to the position of Vice-President was Reggie Smith. Serving as Treasurer and Secretary will beVic Guarino and Liz Boyer, respectively.

May 2017 BAC Newsletter

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

Click for BAC May 2017 Newsletter


Oak Island Art Guild Holds Jane Mohr Workshop

  The Oak Island Art Guild will hold a meeting and workshop on Friday, June 9, starting at 9 a.m. "Silhouettes in Collage" will be led by mixed media artist, Jane Mohr, at the Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E Oak Island Drive.    Workshops, partially funded...

Oak Island Art Guild Awards Grant

Oak Island Art Guild gives a $1,000 with an extra $250 gift from Cheap Joe's Art Stuff each year to an art teacher to buy supplies for their students.   The Guild alternates between High School, Middle School and Elementary School. This year Southport Elementary's...

Sunset Vision to Host Nature & Wildlife Art Show

Sunset Vision Group presents the first Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show in June 2017 As part of its efforts to procure a commercial-grade bird and wildlife viewing binocular, Sunset Vision hosts its first nature and wildlife art show and sale June 22-24,...

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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