Artist Support Grant Workshop via Zoom

September 1st, 2022


The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County is accepting applications for two NC Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program grants through June 17, 2022.

Since 1977, the NC 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 Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC is the NC Arts Council’s Designated County Partner for New Hanover County and will grant $50,000 in FY 2022-2023.

This year we will administer an additional $50,000 through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding approved by the North Carolina General Assembly in November 2021. Unlike the process for distribution of state GAP funds which starts with a base amount, the federal dollars are assigned on a straight per capita formula.

The Arts Council will host two Grassroots Arts Program Grant workshops via Zoom to assist interested applicants. All applicants are encouraged to attend as there are amendments to the Grassroots Arts Program grant this year.

Workshop Registration Links

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – 10:00 a.m.

Monday, June 6, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Grant Applications





Grassroots Arts Grant Guidelines 2022-2023


How to Submit Your Application

A digital copy of the application and all attachments must be emailed to by 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2022 with the subject line GAP 2022-2023 or ARPA GAP 2022-2023, depending on which grant you are applying for. Most organizations may apply for both; SARS organizations are eligible to apply for the ARPA GAP Grant only.

Questions and Assistance

Contact Rhonda Bellamy at 910-343-0998 or by email at


The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC has awarded $78,500 in grants to area artists and organizations for FY 2021-2022 as the Designated County Partner to the North Carolina Arts Council. Click the link below for a list of this year’s grantees.

AC Grants Awarded 2021-2022

Broadway for a Better World Applications Available Year-Round

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College and The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County are pleased to announce that the Broadway for a Better World grant cycle has opened once again. The application portal will remain open all year and non-profit organizations can apply at any time.  The awards will be granted twice a year, once in January and again in July, and awardees will be notified by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County.  Previous applicants are welcome to apply again.

The Broadway for a Better World initiative is funded through the tremendous generosity of private donors, with the mission of making the theater experience and all of its associated benefits available to underserved populations, particularly young people under the age of eighteen. The grant program is administered by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, and grant recipients are selected by an independent committee.

Nonprofit organizations in New Hanover and Pender counties may apply to receive tickets to Wilson Center PNC Broadway or Stars Series performances.

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