Cultural Organization Resource Grants (C.O.R.E.)

Community Organization Resource Grants (C.O.R.E.) may be awarded to Nonprofit arts, science, or history agencies in Cumberland County whose programs are vital to the cultural life of the community and whose organizations have reached a size and maturity that assure their long term viability. The purpose of CORE Grants is to strengthen Cumberland County’s major cultural institutions so they may deliver high quality cultural services to the citizens of Cumberland County.

C.O.R.E. Grants all the Arts Council is to strengthen and support the community by developing locally based artists and cultural professionals.

C.O.R.E. applicants are invited to apply based on successful management and growth through the Arts Councils' Project Support Grant program. Awards are informed by the cultural agencies budget in the FY prior to applying for funds, beginning at $75,000 for operating support during the FY following the award.

Questions? Contact the Grants Department:

Michael Curtis Houck

Director of Grants and Allocations 

910-323-1776 ext 1008



  • In the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, the Arts Council awarded $485,000 to three major cultural institutions to provide general operating support.

 C.O.R.E Partners

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra


Grants, programs, and services of the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.


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