The Brunswick Arts Council is now accepting applications for NC Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through August 31, 2020. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations, groups, arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other Brunswick community organizations that provide arts programming.Please note that  we have extended the submission due date from previous 8/14/20 to 8/31/20 due to the recent impact of Hurricane Isaias in our communities.

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils. The Brunswick Arts Council  is the NC Arts Council’s Designated County Partner and is supported by Brunswick County.

We are aware of the challenges posed by the pandemic and encourage arts organizations to apply even if you’re unsure of your programming plans through June 15, 2021.

Returning and new applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Mary Beth Livers, at BAC at or 910.899.8407 or 919.448.1016 cell/text to discuss project’s & eligibility. Application is available online at

How to Submit Your Application

The complete application must be sent by USPS to BAC Grassroots, P.O.Box 6275 Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469. Additionally, a digital copy of the application and attachments must be emailed to by August 31,2020 with the subject line BAC Grassroots 2020-2021.