The Warren County Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants through June 7. 

An information session will be held on May 15, at 5 p.m. at Warren County Memorial Library in the community meeting room. The library is at 119 S. Front St., Warrenton.

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 Warren County Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding sub-grants to local organizations for arts programs in Warren County. Applications are available for nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Warren 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. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the N.C. Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July 1, 2019 and June 5, 2020.

Total funds available from the state for the Warren County Grassroots program is tentatively set at $9,893. Applicants are not limited in their funding request, but should be aware that funding requests under $4,000 will be more competitive. 

Application forms and grant guidelines are available by emailing the Warren County Arts Council at warrencountyartscouncil@gmail.com or by visiting warrencountyartsnc.org. Applications must be received by email or postal service no later than June 7. All grantees must attend a mandatory grant training session before funds are awarded.

For more information and to access a Grassroots application, visit warrencountyartsnc.org

For questions, contact Victoria Lehman, chairwoman, at 252-213-5172, or email warrencountyartscouncil@gmail.com.