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Cultural Organization Resource Grants (C.O.RE.)

Community Organization Resource Grants (C.O.RE. Grants) provide general operating support to 501(c)3 Organizations with an Arts-, Culture-, and or  History-focused mission whose community services uphold the Arts Council’s mission to Embrace Diversity, Promote Individual Creativity, Advance Economic  Development, Foster Lifelong Learning Through the Arts, and Connect Our  Community.


Grant funds should supplement other sources of operating income and are tiered with awards beginning at $30,000.

Questions? Contact the Grants Department:

Michael Curtis Houck

Director of Grants and Allocations 

910-323-1776 ext 1008


  • In the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year, the Arts Council awarded $560,000 to five major cultural institutions to provide general operating support.

 C.O.R.E Partners

Cape Fear Botanical Gardens

Cape Fear Regional Theatre


Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra 


The Gilbert Theate

Sweet Tea Shakespeare

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra



Grants, programs, and services of the of the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County are supported locally by the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the Cumberland County Occupancy Tax.  Additional funds are provided through the generous support of individual donors to the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County.

Support is also provided through the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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Financial information and a copy of its license are available from the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section at (888) 830-4989.

The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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