The Cabarrus Arts Council allocates thousands of dollars annually to support arts organizations and cultural programs across Cabarrus County. Funding for these grants comes from the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts funding and additional foundation grants when available. We thank the North Carolina General Assembly and the North Carolina Arts Council for the Grassroots Grants Program.

Grants are awarded through a competitive process that is reviewed by a panel of community citizens. No recipients are guaranteed from year to year.

2015-2016 Organizations Grant Recipients

NC Music Hall of Fame

The NC Music Hall of Fame promotes, commemorates and preserves the rich musical heritage of the state of North Carolina in a treasure-filled museum.

Old Courthouse Theatre

The Old Courthouse Theatre is a community theater that uses local talent to perform five shows annually. Actors, set builders, light and sound technicians and box office personnel are all community volunteers.

Piedmont Choral Society

The Piedmont Choral Society is a vocal group that includes singers from across the community. Its mission is to provide high-caliber performances of both sacred and secular choral masterworks that have stood the test of time and have become standards to which all other musical literature is compared.

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band

The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band is a performance oriented band that presents concerts in the spring, fall and Christmas seasons. The band also performs at other special events in the area such as outdoor celebrations in the park and for other events upon invitation. We have musicians ranging in age from accomplished high school musicians to silver seniors.

Southern Piedmont Woodturners

The Southern Piedmont Woodturners is dedicated to the art of woodturning through education. They achieve this mission through monthly meetings that feature a variety of national, regional and local woodturners. SPW hosts A Day at the Lathe, an annual two-day woodturning conference featuring three nationally renowned artists.

2015-2016 Project Grant Recipients

Union Street Live - Concord Downtown Development

Union Street Live is a series of outdoor concerts in downtown Concord.

Spring into Arts Festival - Concord Downtown Development

The Spring into Arts Festival is a day-long arts event in Concord provides local and regional performing and visual artists an opportunity to show, share knowledge, demonstrate, sell their work and perform. There are children’s art activities, musical performances, a display of fine art for sale, and food offered for sale by food vendors and local restaurants.

Rockin the Burg Concert Series - Town of Harrisburg

Rockin the Burg Concert Series is a new outdoor concert series that kicked off in April 2015 will include a Pops in the Park concert by the Charlotte Symphony.

Interlude Music Program - Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County

The Interlude Music Program is a music program for patients and families.

Summer Concert Series - Kannapolis Parks & Recreation

The Summer Concert Series is a full summer of events includes, concerts, movies and children's programs highlighted by a patriotic Pops in the Park concert by the Chrlotte Symphony. 

After-School Dance Program - Multi-Cultural Community Student Union

The After-School Gaston Dance Theatre will present a six-week after-school program to 60 children.

2015-2016 Arts Education Grant Recipients

"Global Tales" - Harrisburg Elementary School

Master storyteller Ramona Moore Big Eagle will share her "Global Tales" in two assemblies at the school. Teachers will follow up the program by integrating global storytelling activities in the classroom.

"Learning Through Drama" - Mount Pleasant Middle School

The Children's Theatre of Charlotte will conduct a workshop using works by Shakespeare.

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  • Great Wolf Lodge
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  • Independent Tribune
  • Kannapolis
  • Midlland
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