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Frequently Asked Questions

Our exhibitions are curated by Ellington-White CDC. Also, visit our Artist Opportunities page (www.theartscouncil.com/opportunities) for our latest call for art. The Public Works exhibition, normally held yearly in the Spring, is open to all artists of all ages.

The Arts Council maintains a Cultural Calendar and a physical bulletin board (301 Hay St.) for the purpose of promoting cultural arts events. Visit our calendar page (www.theartscouncil.com/calendar) and click on submit my event and follow the necessary steps. After submission, events will be reviewed and activated by Arts Council staff.

Volunteers are the backbone of many of our major events and significantly impact the experience of visitors during Fourth Fridays and exhibition tours. Volunteers at the Crown Coliseum Complex even earn money for the Arts Council while they serve! Find out how you or your group can get involved here http://www.theartscouncil.com/getinvolved/

We don't have a specific artist, but we would suggest you contact Cape Fear Studios (http://www.capefearstudios.com/) or Ellington-White Contemporary (http://www.ellington-white.com/) as a starting point. They may be able to assist you further. You can also go here to view other local galleries: http://www.theartscouncil.com/things-to-do/cultural-attractions

Non-profit organizations who have not had their 501c status for three years (date listed on IRS determination letter) may apply using a Fiscal Agent. A Fiscal Agent is an organization that agrees to accept and be responsible for grant monies on your behalf. The Fiscal Agent must meet all eligibility requirements, and is fiscally and legally responsible for any grant award. (Note – the Arts Council will not be a Fiscal Agent for any applying organization due to conflict of interest). Please contact staff for a fiscal agent application.

While the mission of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is to support individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the cultural arts, the Board of Trustees recognizes the valuable contributions of arts, cultural and historic programming conducted by 501(c) and government agencies whose primary mission is not focused in these areas. However, in order to remain in compliance with restrictions set forth by our funding partners and to maximize our dollars to meet our mission, the Arts Council has set forth these funding priorities in order of priority:

  1. 501(c) organizations whose primary mission is arts, culture or history.
  2. Universities, schools, and government entities with ongoing arts and culture programming.
  3. Other 501(c) and government agencies that conduct periodic arts and culture programming.

These priorities are taken into consideration by the grants panel along with the criteria set forth in the Project Support Grant guidelines when making funding recommendations to the Arts Council Board of Trustees.