The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) announced the opening of the 2020-21 Arts Grants Application Period on Tuesday, May 18. Approximately $60k, funded by the North Carolina Arts Council and Orange County, will fund artist, school and nonprofit arts programs and projectrantss taking place between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
Two grants are available:
- Artist Project Grants fund individual artist-led projects that benefit the greater community
- Grassroots Arts Program Grants fund arts programs, projects, and services through area nonprofits, schools, and municipal organizations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s school grant cycle will take place later this fall.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 30, 2021. All applications must be submitted through the OCAC’s online submission program. Two virtual training sessions are available:
- Grassroots Arts Program Training Session: Wednesday, June 2, at 5:30pm via GoToMeeting. Link will be sent following required registration here.
- Grants for Artists Training Session: Thursday, June 3 at 5:30pm via GoToMeeting. Link will be sent following required registration here. This session will discuss the OCAC Artist Project Grants as well as the Artist Support Grant from the NC Arts Council and Emerging Artist Grant Program.
For more information, including guidelines and criteria, please visit the arts commission’s website at www.artsorange.org, call 919-245-2335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.