The Jackson County Arts Council is the Designated County Partner with the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, through which the Grassroots Arts Program Grants and Regional Artist Project Grant (see details below) funds are distributed on a per-capita basis throughout the state. The Council welcomes grant applications from artists, arts groups, arts organizations or any other non-profit programming entity which supports the arts in Jackson County. Grassroots Arts Program Grants deadlines are June 30th of the current year.
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The Council encourages submission of applications which are reviewed by a committee and the Board of Directors for processing. Funds for this program are matched by Jackson County general revenue and member contributions. All grantees are required to submit a Grant Report Form for each grant received.
ANNUAL Deadline: June 25th (for projects occurring the following SEPT 1-MAY 15)
Description of GRASSROOTS Grants:
Jackson County Arts Council receives funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, Jackson County, membership dues and by fundraising. Some funding from these constituencies have stipulations as per what our Arts Council can and cannot fund.
Grassroots grants are intended to:
- Provide modest funding for events/projects and publicity/advertising for Artist Groups/ Artist organizations that will enhance the presence of art events in Jackson County
- Support opportunities for Jackson County residents to participate in new and thought-provoking art events in MUSIC, VISUAL ART, THEATER, DANCE, and LITERATURE
- Celebrate the traditional arts and cultures of Jackson County as well as the multicultural aspect of arts in general.
Examples of typical programs funded:
Performances, art exhibitions, artist residencies in schools, classes/workshops, art walks /studio tours, festival, after-school arts programs art camps website development and research.
Grassroots Grants WILL NOT LIKELY FUND the following:
- Projects that request more than $1200.00
- Projects to individual artists (however, artists may be contracted by a larger overseeing body that will need their services to complete a project.)
- Religious organizations or churches may not receive Grassroots funds unless the programs are presented outside regular church services, engage the larger community, and do not contain religious content.
- Academic study.
- Any grant that seeks to pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or to pay for the costs of installations, commissions or projects ordered by others.
- Grants for event-enhancement where the thrust of the event is for-profit
- Capital expenditures (e.g. building/space rental)
- Food or beverages for hospitality or entertainment functions
- Grants may not be awarded for prizes, competitions, scholarships, tuition or financial awards.
Rules upon Receiving a grant from JCAC:
- If logistics/time frame of project change, the Art Council must be contacted
- All publicity must include new JCAC logo AND North Carolina Arts Council Logo. These logos can be accessed below.
- Copies of all publicity should be saved to be turned in with required grant report form on or before May 30th of the grant year to the JCAC Arts Council.
- All performance/display venues should be ADA accessible and open to the public.
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Grants to Individuals
Regional Artist Project Grants Programs FY 2012-13
This program, funded by the N. C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their professional development. Types of fundable projects include:
- Creation of new work
- Purchase of equipment and materials
- Professional development workshops
- Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference
- Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites
Most grants are between $500 and $2,000.
Our Region: Cherokee, Graham, Haywood and Jackson Counties
Application Deadline: September or October, 2013
North Carolina Artist Fellowships ($10,000)
This program operates on a two-year cycle. Songwriters, composers and writers are eligible to apply for the November 1, 2014 deadline. Choreographers and visual, craft, and film/video artists will be eligible to apply for the November 1, 2013 deadline.