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Municipal Arts Allocation

Cultural arts enrich the lives of our citizens.  They educate, inspire, entertain, and can provide significant opportunities for economic development.  

Municipal Arts Allocations increase opportunities for access to arts, cultural and historical programming in municipalities located in Cumberland County.

The Arts Council strives to invest its dollars effectively and accountably in our community. Part of the Arts Council’s job is to report to our funding partners on the distribution and use of these funds. As a steward of public and private funds, the Arts Council is responsible for the compliance of all funded agencies with the reporting requirements and restrictions of our funding partners. Municipal Arts Allocations are funded through a combination of public and private dollars. Each revenue stream may have specific restrictions and reporting requirements.

The Arts Council staff will assist local municipalities in identifying specific reporting requirements, if needed.

The Municipal Arts Allocation program is supported by Cumberland County and the Cumberland County Occupancy Tax. The Municipal Arts Allocation program is also funded through the support of individual donors to the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County (Arts Council). These funds are leveraged with a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency.  Municipal Arts Allocations are not competitive and do not require a match.

Municiple Allocations are only available to governmental municipalities outside the City of Fayetteville that are located in Cumberland County. Allocation amounts depend on the population of the municipality (see Guidelines for more information).

Municipal Allocation Grants encourage programs that:

  1. Produce or present arts, cultural and historical programming such as festivals, public art, theater, concerts, educational programs, lectures and residencies led by cultural arts professionals.
  2. Address or respond to the traditional arts and cultural diversity of the community.
  3. Provide economic development that support the creative economy through the arts.

Arts Council staff can assist local officials from each municipality in clarifying eligible cultural arts projects as needed.

For more information, contact Blanca LaCortiglia - Arts Educationa Manager at (910) 323-1776 ext. 228 or

Funds are available to municipalities by apploication only and are reviewed as they are submitted to the Arts Council.  Applications MUST BE SUBMITTED 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROJECT START DATE.  Please note: 2020-2021 allocation requests must be recevied no later than March 31, 2021.

Municipal Allocation projects must take place between July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. 


Application - AT LEAST 60 Days Prior to the Project Start Date
Final Report - NO LATER THAN 30 Days After Project Ends
Projects must occur between July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021