Changes Coming to Cultural Project Grants

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Throughout the year, cultural project grantees increase access to arts, science, history and heritage offerings and strengthen the quality of cultural programming in neighborhoods and towns. From Charlotte Folk Society’s folk heritage events to the Human Triptych Collective’s multi-media dance performances, the grant provides enriching experiences throughout our community. 

ASC-YMCA Neighborhood Residency
Past Cultural Project Grant project

This year, the program will undergo changes, increasing opportunities for funding and altering the application process.

In prior years, Cultural Project Grants were awarded once during the fiscal year for requests up to $7,500. There will now be two deadlines throughout the year for requests up to $5,000. Grantees are eligible to receive up to $10,000 per year. Dollar-for-dollar matching funds are required.

In addition, applicants will be required to submit a “Letter of Intent” and meet with an ASC staff member prior to submitting a full application.

Deadlines for the first step of the application process are March 1 and September 6.

Eligibility for the grant includes individual artists with Mecklenburg County based fiscal agent, neighborhood associations, and non-profits with an arts, science, history or heritage project.

To find out more information about Cultural Project Grants and to apply, click here.

Cultural Festival Grants

dragon festival
Charlotte Asian and Dragon Boat Festival

Cultural Festival Grants, a program in its second year, will continue unchanged. This program provides a competitive process specific to festival support while continuing to increase access to arts, science, history and heritage offerings and quality cultural programming in neighborhoods and towns throughout Mecklenburg County.

Festival grants are open to any Mecklenburg County based non-profit seeking funding for an existing festival (festivals in their first year are not eligible) with a programmatic focus on arts, science, history, or heritage. Eligible applicants are not asked to submit a requested amount for the grant. Funding will be made based on defined sponsorship levels supplied by the applicant.

Eligible projects must occur between July 1, 2013 and June 15, 2014. The deadline to apply for the Cultural Festival Grant is Friday, April 12.

To find our more information and Cultural Festival Grants and to apply, click here.