The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County is pleased to announce that we have awarded $200,000 in grants to local artists and arts organizations in FY 2023-2024. As the Designated County Partner to the North Carolina Arts Council, we oversaw three grants this fiscal year.
Artist Support Grants recognize exceptional artists in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, and Bladen counties by funding projects pivotal to their growth as artists in their respective disciplines. This year, 28 regional artists received grants.
Grassroots Arts Program Grants provide programming support for New Hanover County-based arts nonprofits. Due to historic appropriations by the General Assembly, we were able to award $87,700 through the standard grants program. We were also able to deploy an additional $80,325 in FY 2023-2024 due to ARPA funding from the North Carolina Arts Council — thanks to the advocacy efforts of Arts North Carolina.