If your nonprofit organization or school is planning an arts project in Moore County and you need funds to help get the project off the ground, the Arts Council of Moore County can help through the NC Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program. Grassroots Grants may be used for expenditures to conduct quality arts programs or operate an arts organization. Examples of arts programs that are commonly funded with Grassroots funds include: performances, festivals, art exhibitions, after-school arts programs, artist residencies in schools, arts camps, classes, workshops, art walks and studio tours.
GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
[NOTE: This is not a postmark deadline. Applications must be submitted by this date & time.]
The Artist Support Grant (ASG) was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible artists must reside in the counties of Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Stanly or Union, and must apply through the Arts Council of Moore County. CLICK HERE to learn more.
GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 PM on Friday, October 15, 2021
[NOTE: Updated application & guidelines will not be available until July 15, 2021.]
The Arts Council of Moore County’s Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship was established in 2000 with the goal to provide support to Moore County middle and high school students with a demonstrated talent and interest in the arts. The scholarship may be used for such items as fees for a music or art camp, studying dance at a local dance company, or taking private lessons with an art or music teacher. [NOTE: These scholarships may NOT be used to fund college attendance.]
The scholarship program is named for Harry Barnes and Vaud Ancil Travis, III, two long-time and strong supporters of the Arts Council of Moore County and the arts throughout Moore County. Additional funds have been created in someone’s honor or memory. These funds include:
- Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to applicants wishing to pursue their interest in any arts genre.
- Carol Lawson Rouhier Visual Arts Scholarship – Awarded in memory of Moore County artist and longtime Arts Council member, Carol Lawson Rouhier, this scholarship is awarded to applicants wishing to pursue their interest in the visual arts.
- Laine Lea Classical Ballet Scholarship – Awarded in honor of Laine Lea, this scholarship is awarded to applicants who reside in Moore County and wish to study classical ballet.
Since the Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship’s inception, the Arts Council has awarded 150 scholarships and almost $54,000 to middle and high school students pursuing their interest in the arts.