Grassroots Arts Program
Johnston County Arts Council administers the selection and awarding of Grassroots Arts Grants to local arts groups and non-profit organizations in support of projects that will culturally enrich local residents.
Ava Gardner Museum
Benson Foundation for the Arts/Benson Little Theatre
The Boys and Girls Club of Johnston County
Clayton Piano Festival
Clayton Visual Arts
First Missionary Baptist Church
The Johnston County Chorale
Johnston County Music Association
The Neuse Little Theatre
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Johnston County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county.
To be eligible for funding, non-profit organizations must be located within Johnston County. Programs will be evaluated for organizational stability, ability to generate 1:1 matching funds, audience development (size and cultural diversity), artistic quality, responsiveness to the community’s artistic needs and community outreach.
The Arts Council hosts an annual Grassroots Arts Program Grant Workshop on Thursday, July 9th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Smithfield-Selma Chamber Conference room to assist interested applicants in preparing competitive grants.
Johnston County Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Johnston County. The Grassroots Arts Program aims to enrich the cultural life of North Carolina’s communities through the support of local arts programming that provides opportunities for every resident to experience the arts.
You will need to submit the original application and six copies.