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.
Regional Artist Project Grant
- Download a Word doc of the 2018 Regional Artist Project Grant Guidelines & FAQs
- Download a PDF of the 2018 Regional Artist Project Grant Guidelines & FAQs
Cabarrus Arts Council Grant Applications
Please note that the grants application deadline is August 1, 2019.
2019-2020 Arts Education
- 2019-2020 AE Guidelines (Word)
- 2019-2020 AE Guidelines (PDF)
- 2019-2020 AE Application (Word)
- 2019-2020 AE Application (PDF)
2019-2020 Organizational support
- 2019-2020 OS Guidelines (Word)
- 2019-2020 OS Guidelines (PDF)
- 2019-2020 OS Application (Word)
- 2019-2020 OS Application (PDF)
2019-2020 Project Assistance
- 2019-2020 PA Guidelines (Word)
- 2019-2020 PA Guidelines (PDF)
- 2019-2020 PA Application (Word)
- 2019-2020 PA Application (PDF)
2018-2019 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.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band is a performance-oriented organization comprised of volunteer musicians. The band presents concerts in the spring, fall and Christmas, as well as during special events in the area, such as outdoor celebrations in the park, and other events upon invitation. Musicians range in age from accomplished high school students 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.
2018-2019 Project Grant Recipients
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.
“ORFF SCHULWERK MUSIC INSTRUCTION” – EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION OF CABARRUS COUNTY
Up to 18 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.
Rockin' the Burg Concert Series - Town of Harrisburg
Rockin the Burg Concert Series is an outdoor concert series that includes a Pops in the Park concert by the Charlotte Symphony.
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.
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.
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 – Multicultural Student Union
Trained musicians teach students to read music and play instruments.
2018-2019 Arts Education Grant Recipients
"Artist Residencey" – G.W. Carver Creative Arts Elementary
A resident artist will work with third grade students to create a community weaving to deepen their understanding of local history and textiles.
“bright star touring theatre residency” – Royal oaks elementary school
Bright Star Touring Theatre will lead students in script development and production in order to strengthen student understanding,