Brunswick Arts Council Grants

BAC Grassroots Grants

Eligibility: Must be a 501(c)3, municipality or school. Groups that are interested, but do not have their legal nonprofit designation may have an eligible 501c3 act as a Fiscal Sponsor and partner with this grant. Projects must take place from July 1, 2020 – June 15, 2021. Can cover artist fees, travel, certain operating expenses, materials/equipment. Minimum project match is 50/50.  Follow-up reporting mandatory.

Considerations: Activities with the broadest impact and outreach, and projects with a proven history of success are favored over unproven programs with narrow audiences. Preference will be given to projects that work with under-served audiences, artists and are collaborative.

Grant Application Timeline: Application period open from May 1 –  June 30, 2020 – announced via press release to local media outlets. Recipients are notified in December

Funding Source: North Carolina Arts Council funds in partnership with Brunswick Arts Council.

Download Eligibility PDF


Come to a Free Information Workshop:

Interested in applying for a grassroots grant? Brunswick Arts Council is the Designated County Partner for the the North Carolina Arts Council program in our community. All applicants must attend this workshop before submitting an application to BAC. Grant projects must take place between July 1, 2020 and June 15, 2021. We look forward to working with you to “start with the arts…”

April 17, 2020  @  4:00 – 6:00pm
SW Brunswick Branch Library, 9400 Ocean Highway West, Carolina Shore

April 18, 2020   @ 10:00 am –  noon
Rourk Library, 5068 Main St, Shallotte

April 24, 2020  @ 10:00 am –  noon
Barbee Library, 8200 East Oak Island Dr, Oak Island

May 15, 2020  @ 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Harper Library, 109 West Moore St, Southport

May 28, 2020  @ 6:00 – 6:00 pm
Leland Cultural Arts Center,   1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland


GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOP SLIDE PROGRAM:    Subgrant Application presentation.ppt

GRANT APPLICATION TOOL KIT (more information to help you fill out the grant application).  Tool Kit for Grant Writing

BAC Group (Organization & Individual)  Grants

Eligibility: Generally not a 501(c)3, municipality or school. Can cover a wide range of projects and ideas. Proprietary to the BAC and a more flexible, though less funded, pool of money. Maximum amount awarded at one time is $625, but smaller grants are available. In order to be considered, all requests must include the following:

1) cover sheet on your organizations Letterhead

2) project narrative what the project is, who will benefit

3) how much requested from BAC

4) other sources of funding (cash and in-kind) 

5) timeline and who is responsible

6) outcomes/results of success and

7) support materials to aide Board in determination.

Considerations: Activities with the broadest impact and outreach, and projects with a proven history of success are favored over unproven programs with narrow audiences.

Timing: Application period is quarterly.  For example: Applications received between July 1-September 30 will be decided in October. 

Applications will be awarded quarterly – Apply at any time in the cycle.

  • 1st QTR: July-Sept. 
  • 2nd QTR: Oct-Dec. 
  • 3rd QTR: Jan-March
  • 4th QTR: April- June

Summer 2019 Award $625 to Richard Staat to offset room rental costs for on going weekly Watercolor Classes for Teaching Artists in Brunswick County at Franklin Square Gallery, Southport.

Fall 2019 Award $625 to Jan Boland to offset room rental & model fees for ongoing weekly figure drawing classes with live models at Franklin Square Gallery, Southport.

Winter 2020 & Spring 2020 Application cycles are still open. Please complete the BAC Group Grant application and submit to BAC. For questions, contact Mary Beth at  execdir.brunswickartscouncil@gmail.com.

Announced via press release to local media outlets (exceptions made for time-sensitive projects of merit).

Funding Source: Brunswick Arts Council & Community Partners

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