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.
NC CARES GRANT
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 9, 2020
The purpose of the funds is to offset business disruption and/or expenses incurred due to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020. The following expenses can be considered: paid salaries and benefits (including contractors), on-going operating expenses, costs associated with canceling programs and creating virtual programs, and COVID-related safety and cleaning measures. For the purpose of this grant program, revenue losses are not considered for mitigation. North Carolina CARES for Arts funding cannot reimburse any expenses already paid for by other federal relief funds such as PPP loans, direct grants from the NEA, and stimulus grants issued by the North Carolina Arts Council.
Artist Support Grant
(a replacement of the Regional Artist Project Grant)
Please note that the grants application deadline is noon, Oct 1, 2020.
Cabarrus Arts Council Grant Applications
Please note that the grants application deadline is 5 pm, August 14, 2020.
2020-2021 Arts Education
- 2020-2021 AE Guidelines (Word)
- 2020-2021 AE Guidelines (PDF)
- 2020-2021 AE Application (Word)
- 2020-2021 AE Application (PDF)
2020-2021 Organizational support
- 2020-2021 OS Guidelines (Word)
- 2020-2021 OS Guidelines (PDF)
- 2020-2021 OS Application (Word)
- 2020-2021 OS Application (PDF)
2020-2021 Project Assistance
- 2020-2021 PA Guidelines (Word)
- 2020-2021 PA Guidelines (PDF)
- 2020-2021 PA Application (Word)
- 2020-2021 PA Application (PDF)
2020-2021 SUBGRANT REPORT FORMS
2019-2020 Organizational 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.
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.
2019-2020 Project Grant Recipients
CABARRUS ROTARY CLUB CHARITABLE WORKS
Rotary Harmony Park will bring a new form of outdoor recreation to Cabarrus County with outdoor musical instruments in a beautiful setting accessible to all.
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 Charlotte Symphony.
SPRING INTO ARTS FESTIVAL - CONCORD DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT
The Spring into Arts Festival is a day-long arts event in Concord that 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.
gibson village community development corporation
The Gibson Village Fall Festival integrates art workshops and performances to foster and build community pride and vibrancy.
“ORFF SCHULWERK MUSIC INSTRUCTION” – EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION OF CABARRUS COUNTY
NC Pre-K classrooms and Head Start classrooms are taught music instruction using the Orff Schulverk program, an approach that incorporates music, movement, drama and speech into lessons for children.
INTERLUDE MUSIC AND ART PROGRAM - HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF CABARRUS COUNTY
The Interlude Music and Arts Program provides integrative healing, music, art and writing programs in hospice for patients and families.
MR. MUSICMAN – LOGAN COMMUNITY DAY CARE
The Mr. Musicman Company provides 30 minute music classes one day per week to provide children with age appropriate music instruction.
MUSIC BAND – MULTI-CULTURAL Community STUDENT UNION
Community Music Education Program and Multi-Cultural Community Student Union provides trained musicians to teach students to read music and play instruments as well as expose them to professional music settings.
ROCKIN' THE BURG CONCERT SERIES - TOWN OF HARRISBURG
The Rockin' the Burg Community Concert Series is a free, family-friendly outdoor concert series, held on the second Saturday in May, June, August, September and October.
2019-2020 Arts Education Grant Recipients
"ARTIST RESIDENCies" – Royal Oaks ELEMENTARY school
Resident artists will work with students in visual arts and theater to increase student understanding in science and social studies.