Grants

NCAC50 Logo Small 0 1The 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 from the Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust.

The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks 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.

Artist Support Grant 
Artist Support Grants of up to $3,000 are awarded by the North Carolina Arts Council to artists for assitance with their art projects.
Deadline: The 2021-2022 deadline has passed. Keep checking for the 2022-2023 deadline announcement.

Cabarrus Arts Council Grant Applications
Deadline: The 2021-2022 deadline has passed. Keep checking for the 2022-2023 deadline announcement.

2021-2022 ARTS EDUCATION

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2021-2022 Organizational support

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2021-2022 SUBGRANT REPORT FORMS

2021-2022 Grassroot Grant Recipients

Cabarrus Art Guild – $2,000
The Cabarrus Art Guild brings together artists and art enthusiasts from Cabarrus and surrounding counties for art events, talks and classes.

ClearWater Arts Center & Studios –$4,234
ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, located in the Gibson Village neighborhood near downtown Concord offers artist studios, public galleries and event space.

Early Childhood Foundation of Cabarrus County Orff Schulwerk Music Instruction Program –$5,000
NC Pre-K classroom and Head Start classrooms are taught music instruction using the Orff Schulwerk program, an approach that incorporates music, movement, drama and speech into lessons for children.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County Interlude Music and Art Program –$2,700
The Interlude Music and Arts Program provides integrative healing, music, art and writing programs in hospice for patients and families. 

Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series –$10,000
The Summer Concert Series is a full summer of events that includes concerts, movies and children's programs highlighed by a patriotic Pops in the Park concert by the Charlotte Symphony.

Logan Community Day Care Mr. Musicman Program –$3,000
The Mr. Musicman Company provides 30 minute music classes one day per week to provide children with age appropriate music instruction.

MultiCultural Community Student Union Music Band – $5,000
The 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.

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame – $5,000
The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame promotes, commemorates and preserves the rich musical heritage of the state of North Carrrrrolina in a treasure-filled museum.

Old Courthouse Theatre – $4,000
The Old Courthouse Theatre is a community theatre that offers audiences  a series of plays, musicals and other programs, like its Living Room Reading Series. 

Piedmont Primetime Community Band –$1,000
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band performs concerts in the spring, fall and holiday seasons, as well as special outdoor events in the park. Members are volunteer musicians ranging in age from accomplished high school musicians to silver seniors.

Southern Piedmont Woodturners – $4,000
The Southern Piedmont Woodturners are dedicated to the art of woodturning through education, They hold monthly meetings that deature national, regional and local woodturners.

Town of Harrisburg Rockin' the Burg Concert Series – $5,000
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.


Artist Support Grant Recipients 2021-2022

Gabriel Bello —$3,000 to build a rural music and recording training facility.
Sequina DuBose —$3,000 to support a world premiere recording of vocal music featuring innovative 21st century composers.
Sarah Ferdon —$1,720 to purchase a drum carder and spinning wheel for faster production of handspun yarn.
Tracie Frank —$3,000 to support an experimental project where a group of women will help develop characters, collaborate on the script and act as crew to produce a groundbreaking feature-length film.
Miranora Frisch —$3,000 to support “String Music by Black Composers,” which will include a public performance, a video recording, and a national conference presentation.
Troy Kryzalka —$2,939.68 to support “Number Drummer ON-DEMAND: The One-of-a-Kind Music Through Math Learning Experience.”
Shane Manier —$2,089.09 to create a film portfolio for career promotion.
Jeremy Marks —$3,000 to record the New Trombone Ensemble Repertoire.
Eric Millard —$3,000 to support a diversity focused trumpet ensemble commission.


NC CARES Grant
The NC CARES Grant is a one-time grant from the North Carolina Arts Council awarded to offset business disruption and/or expenses incurred due to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.  The special pandemic funding was made possible thanks to the support of North Carolina state legislators. Recipients may use the grant to pay 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.

NC CARES Grant Recipients

Cabarrus Art Guild – $3,242.34

The Cabarrus Art Guild brings together artists and art enthusiasts from Cabarrus and surrounding counties for art events, talks and classes.

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame – $51,876.18
The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame promotes, commemorates and preserves the rich musical heritage of the state of North Carrrrrolina in a treasure-filled musieum. 

Old Courthouse Theatre – $51,876.17
The Old Courthouse Theatre is a community theatre that offers audiences  a series of plays, musicals and other programs, like its Living Room Reading Series. 

Southern Piedmont Woodturners – $14,354.82
The Southern Piedmont Woodturners are dedicated to the art of woodturning through education, They hold monthly meetings that deature national, regional and local woodturners.

The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Atrium Health
Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Independent Tribune
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
Harrisburg
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Cabarrus County
Corning Foundation
Embassy Suites
Fifth Third
Hilliard