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Mini Grant Awards Help Bring Creative Projects To Life In Cumberland County

Updated: Jan 7, 2022

[Fayetteville, North Carolina] – Artists, non-profit organizations, and municipalities operating or residing in Cumberland County are now eligible to apply for a Mini Grant Award offered through the Arts Council of Fayetteville to help fund their next creative arts, culture, or history-based project, activity, or event.

Mini Grant Awards range from $500 to $2,000 and are supported in part by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. Funds may be applied towards artists fees, project supplies and materials, contracted services, some marketing and outreach expenses, equipment and facility rentals, etc.

Past projects that were awarded Mini Grant funds include Fayetteville Pride in support of their annual festival, The Culture and Heritage Alliance in support of their Rhythm and Paint initiative, Greater Life of Fayetteville in support of their family arts programming for at-risk youth, and numerous other independent artists, non-profit organizations, and municipalities in Cumberland County.

Mini Grant applications are reviewed for funding by the Arts Council's Grants Assessment Committee. Criteria for eligibility includes:

▪ Project, activity, or event must be open to the public.

▪ Project, activity, or event can occur in any cultural art form.

▪ Community impact of the project, activity, or event along with specifying the need for support.

Deadline to apply for the Mini Grant Award is December 15, 2021, for a January 2022 project start date.

Download the complete Mini Grant Guidelines and Application:

For questions regarding the Mini Grant Application Process or Proposal Submission, contact:

Michael Houck

Director of Grants and Allocations


Marketing & Public Relations:

Christy McNeil

Director of Marketing



The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County (ACFCC)is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization based in Fayetteville, NC that supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the ARTS.

Founded in 1973, the ACFCC has served as a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations, and the greater community by administering programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate economic growth, reinforce child education through the arts, and enhance the cultural identity of the arts and entertainment district.

In the year 2020-21, the ACFCC distributed $1.1 million in grant funds and allocations to Cumberland County arts and culture non-profit organizations, artists, and municipalities. Grants, programs, and services of the ACFCC 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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