About BAC Grassroots Grants

We’re thrilled to have granted an average of $15,000 every year for the past 40 years–over $800,000 total–to other nonprofits using the arts to do extraordinary work in Brunswick County through annual Grassroots Arts Grants. In one of our favorite partnership efforts, the Brunswick Arts Council serves as the Designated County Partner to the North Carolina Arts Council in awarding these funds. And organizations use these dollars to fund artists and carry the arts into every corner of this county. We’re proud of this investment in artists, and we invite you to read about our past recipients below. And take a look at our guidelines to see if your group is a good match to apply for a Grassroots Arts Grant.

For more information about the Grassroots Arts Grant Program, please contact us at execdir.brunswickartscouncil@gmail.com.

Recent Grant Recipients

$31,401.00 in BAC Grassroots Awards FY 2020-21 is being distributed among the following recipients and the following arts activities:

Associated Artists of Southport:
Kids Day in the Park 2021 & Spring Art Show at Franklin Square

Brunswick Bands, Inc.:
Ongoing musical outreach and performances in 2021

Brunswick Little Theatre:
Support of theatrical youth production in 2021

Countywide Community Development Corp:
Creative Arts projects in six communities across Brunswick County

 NC Rice Festival:
2021 film support in creation of Gullah Geechee lifeways & food series

 Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department:
2021 arts youth camp and performances

Teen Scene/Cape Fear View:
For ongoing production of this literary monthly publication featuring original works of print and art by local residents, including a Teen insert

 Town of Leland- Leland Cultural Arts Center:
Spring 2021 Scrap Assemblage Art Workshop & Exhibit Program

 Turning the Wheel:
2021 Caravan and Movement Programs in Brunswick County

 Up Your Arts:
Gullah Geechee Heritage Performance during the Plein Art Festival 2021

 Waterway Arts Association:
2021 Spring Visual Art Show at Sunset River Marketplace Calabash

Helpful Grant Documents

Reporting & Resources

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