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Mini Grants Program

 

If you have any questions about the application or your proposal please  contact Kennon Jackson, Grants Manager at 910-323-1776, extension 222 or kennonj@theartscouncil.com

The next cycle of applications will begin on July 1, 2020.

The applicant can be a non-profit organization or municipality operating in Cumberland County presenting a cultural arts activity that is open to the public. Schools are generally not considered for Mini Grant applications and should refer to the Artist in Schools program for consideration. An individual or group of artists may apply for a mini-grant if the applicant is based in Cumberland County and the funded project will occur in Cumberland County. Organizations that are ineligible to receive funding in other Arts Council grant categories due to unfulfilled grant requirements may not apply. You may only receive one (1) grant award in 12-month period.

The next cycle of applications will begin on July 1, 2020.

Download Complete Guidelines and Application

Projects funded by a Mini Grant must be open to the general public. Mini Grants fund projects in all cultural art forms that will be completed in a six (6) month period. Projects that the Arts Council’s Project Support Grants Panel has reviewed twice and not funded are not eligible for Mini Grants. Fundraisers for non-arts and cultural nonprofits are not eligible for mini grants.

Download Complete Guidelines and Application

A mini Grant award will not exceed $1,250. Grants may also be submitted for space usage in the Arts Center. The Arts Center contains multi-use spaces for meetings, receptions, workshops, rehearsals, exhibitions and performances. As part of your Mini Grant request you may ask for the use of these spaces for limited time for a particular project.

 

The next cycle of applications will begin on July 1, 2020.

 

 

 

 

A Mini Grant application may be submitted anytime, however, applications will only be reviewed on a quarterly basis (July, October, January and April). Grant applicants may be asked to present in person to the Mini-Grant Committee which will meet quarterly.

The next cycle of applications will begin on July 1, 2020.

Applications are evaluated on:

  • Quality of art or cultural arts experience.
  • Feasibility of project - including the budget, potential community impact, and the need for support
  • Grants of Arts Center space are dependent on scheduling restrictions. 

The next cycle of applications will begin on July 1, 2020.