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North Carolina CARES for the Arts



What is the North Carolina CARES for the Arts grant?
 
  • The North Carolina CARES for the Arts grant is funded by the North Carolina Arts Council to support arts and culture organizations whose core programming is the arts.
  • This grant provides reimbursement for expenses that were incurred while business was disrupted by the pandemic from March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

Who is eligible?

  • 501© Organizations located in Cumberland County. If your organization is located in NC, but not in Cumberland County – please visit the NC Arts Council HERE.
  •  Agencies with arts or culture as part of their Mission Statement.
  •  Agencies who have arts or culture as part of their primary programming (at least 25%).
  • Organizations who meet the eligibility above and can document expenses that were incurred while business was disrupted by the pandemic from March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

How much can my agency apply for?

  • The Arts Council encourages each eligible agency to include all documented expenses that were incurred while business was disrupted by the pandemic from March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
  • October, November and December 2020 expenses may be ESTIMATES ONLY but should include documentation where available.

What is an “expense that was incurred while business was disrupted from the pandemic”?

When completing your application, the expenses below demonstrate those that could be “incurred while business was disrupted from the pandemic” from March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

  • paid salaries and benefits (including contractors).
  • on-going operating expenses such as rent, utilities, or insurance.
  • Regular monthly expenses such as loan payments.
  • costs associated with canceling programs, such as contractual payments to venues, vendors, etc.
  • costs of pivoting to remote/virtual programs and services.
  • costs of mitigating the spread of COVID-19, such as cleaning, PPE, physical barriers, etc.

What is the timeline for the application and use of grant funds?

  • NC CARES for the Arts Grant Application Deadline: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
  • Approval of Grant Awards - Arts Council Board: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
  • Grant Checks available to grantees: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

Where can I find the Guidelines for the North Carolina CARES for the Arts grant?

Where can my organization apply for the North Carolina CARES for the Arts grant?

  • Access to the grant application is available in the Arts Council’s online grants portal located HERE.

For more information about the North Carolina CARES for the Arts grant, please contact:


Nancy Silver
General Manager
Nancys@theartscouncil.com
(910) 323-1776 ext. 225


Kennon Jackson, Jr.
Grants Manager
Kennonj@theartscouncil.com
(910) 323-1776 ext. 222