Johnston County Arts Council Accepting Grant Applications

The Johnston County Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Applications are available for nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Johnston 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. Projects must occur between July 1, 2016 to May 30, 2017.

To be eligible for funding, nonprofit organizations must be located within Johnston County. Programs will be evaluated for organizational stability, ability to generate 1:1 matching funds, audience development (size and cultural diversity), artistic quality, responsiveness to the community’s artistic needs and community outreach.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Johnston County Arts Council website at  Applications must be received no later than Aug. 2 at 5 p.m.

Johnston County Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Johnston County. The Grassroots Arts Program aims to enrich the cultural life of North Carolina’s communities through the support of local arts programming that provides opportunities for every resident to experience the arts.

For questions or more information, contact Darlene Williford at (919) 938-0306 or