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: NOON, September 27, 2021

Cabarrus Arts Council Grant Applications
Deadline: 4 pm, August 14, 2021


2021-2022 Organizational support


2021-2022 Project Assistance



2020-2021 Grassroot Grant Recipients

ClearWater Arts Center & Studios –$5,000
ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, located in the Gibson Village neighborhood near downtown Concord offers artist studios, public galleries and event space.

The Avett Brothers Mural Public Art Project –$5,000
Local Artist Caswell Turner will design and install The Avett Brothers Mural on the wall of 25 Union St. North in Downtown Concord. 

Early Childhood Foundation of Cabarrus County Orff Schulwerk Music Instruction Program –$4,500
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 –$2,400
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 – $8,100
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.

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.

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.

Town of Mt. Pleasant Public Art Project – $5,000 
A wall mural featuring a historic photo of Mt. Pleasant workers will be created on the Old Barringer Motors Building, located at 8342 West Franklin Street in Mt. Pleasant.

Artist Support Grant Recipients

Micah Cash – $2,000
Joel Ferdon – $721
Maria Howell 
– $2,000
Brian Sullivan – $2,000
Mary London Szpara – $1,995 

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
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Cabarrus County
Corning Foundation
Embassy Suites
Fifth Third