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.
Other Grant Opportunities
Regional Artist Project Grant
Download a PDF of the 2018 Regional Artist Project Grant Guidelines & FAQs
Purpose: The Regional Artist Project Grant Program (RAPG) provides funds for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment.
Application Deadline: All applications and work samples must be submitted no later than 12:00 NOON on Friday, September 22, 2017. Unfortunately, applications received after this deadline cannot be accepted. All applicants must apply through the online application system.
Cabarrus Arts Council Grant Applications
Please note that the grants application deadline is August 31, 2017.
2017-2018 Arts Education
- 2017-2018 AE Guidelines (Word)
- 2017-2018 AE Guidelines (PDF)
- 2017-2018 AE Application (Word)
- 2017-2018 AE Application (PDF)
2017-2018 Organizational support
- 2017-2018 OS Guidelines (Word)
- 2017-2018 OS Guidelines (PDF)
- 2017-2018 OS Application (Word)
- 2017-2018 OS Application (PDF)
2017-2018 Project Assistance
- 2017-2018 PA Guidelines (Word)
- 2017-2018 PA Guidelines (PDF)
- 2017-2018 PA Application (Word)
- 2017-2018 PA Application (PDF)
2016-2017 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.
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.
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.
2016-2017 Project Grant Recipients
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.
Union Street Live - Concord Downtown Development
Union Street Live is a series of outdoor concerts in downtown Concord.
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.
Metro Mime – Multicultural Student Union
Metro Mime will present a three-day dance class for children.
Mr. Music Man – Logan Community Daycare
Mr. Music Man teaches music lessons to the children throughout the year.
2016-2017 Arts Education Grant Recipients
“Composing Residency” – Central Cabarrus High School Band
A composer will work with children to compose a piece of music to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.
“Shakespeare Residency” – Mount Pleasant MIDDLE School
An instructor from the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will teach students the art of drama through Shakespearean works.