Grants & Scholarships

The Arts Council of Moore County offers several funding programs that benefit the citizens of Moore County.  We offer the Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship for middle & high school students, Grassroots Arts Program for arts projects in Moore County, and Artist Support Grant for individual artists. Scroll down to learn more about each grant.

For Moore County MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in the arts…


5:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2024

Guidelines & fillable application for 2024 available now!

In 2000, the Arts Council started a scholarship endowment fund with the goal to award merit-based scholarships to Moore County middle and high school students with demonstrated talent and interest in the arts. Past scholarship winners have attended Appalachian State University’s Cannon Summer Music Camp, UNC School of the Art’s summer programs, Parsons School for Design, New York Summer Film Academy, American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive, UNC at Greensboro’s Summer Music Camp, or taken private lessons with an art or music teacher. If you are a middle or high school student interested in applying for this scholarship and need information on how to apply, CLICK HERE.

For NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS presenting arts projects in Moore County…


5:00 PM on a Friday, August 23, 2024

Guidelines & application for 2024-25 available now!

The Arts Council allocates thousands of dollars annually to support arts organizations and cultural programs across Moore County. Funding for these grants comes from the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts funding and additional foundation grants when available. Grassroots Grants are awarded through a competitive process that is reviewed by a panel of community citizens and approved by the Arts Council Board of Trustees. No recipients are guaranteed from year to year. We thank the North Carolina General Assembly and the North Carolina Arts Council for the Grassroots Grants Program.

For additional information on this grant for organizations, CLICK HERE.

For ARTISTS needing help to further their career…


5:00 PM on Friday, October 11, 2024

Guidelines & application for 2024-25 available now!

Understanding the important contribution that artists make to the vitality, unity, and resilience of our state’s communities, the NC Arts Council has tapped ACMC as the lead arts council to administer the Artist Support Grant (ASG) to provide direct support to individual artists. This grant can fund professional and artistic development for emerging or established artists to create new work, improve their business operations, or bring their work to new audiences. Eligible applicants must be individual artists (or a small, unincorporated group of collaborating artists), not enrolled in a college degree program, at least 18 year old, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, and reside (for at least 1 year) in Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Stanly, or Union counties.

For additional information on this grant for artists, CLICK HERE.