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Apply now for grassroots arts grants

The Rowan Arts Council announced Aug. 12, is the deadline for the 2011-12 Grassroots Grants applications.
The Grassroots Grants Fund was established in 1977 to provide quality arts experiences to all citizens in North Carolina.
For more information, please visit our website at www.rowanarts.org or call Sue McHugh, Board of Directors, Rowan Arts Council at 704-577-9965 Monday-Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Since 1977, the N.C. Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils.
Rowan Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Rowan County.
Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Rowan County.
Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations, arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county.
Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the N.C. Arts Council’s General Support Program. Projects must occur between July 1 and May 15, 2012.
Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Rowan Arts Council website at www.rowanarts.org. The Arts Council will also mail applications and guidelines upon request. Applications must be received no later than Aug. 12 at 5 p.m.
The Rowan Arts Council is available to assist interested applicants in preparing competitive grants. Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by the Rowan Arts Council Board of Directors. Awards are announced in October.
For questions or more information, contact Rowan Arts Council at 704-638-9887 or email rac@rowanarts.org.

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