Surry Arts Council to give over $8,000 in subgrants

MOUNT AIRY — 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. Surry Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s Designated County Partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Surry County.

Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purposes are to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Surry County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts 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 North Carolina Arts Council’s State Arts Resources.

An informational meeting about grants will take place Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Proposed projects must occur between Nov. 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the North Carolina Arts Council website and/or the Surry Arts Council website at or may be picked up at the Surry Arts Council office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Surry Arts Council will fax or email applications and guidelines upon request.

The Surry Arts Council is accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by the Surry Arts Council Board of Directors. For questions or more information, contact Surry Arts Council at 336-786-7998 or email

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