Warren County Arts Council Accepting Subgrant Applications

The Warren County Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants through August 20, 2019. 

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils. 

The Warren County Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding sub-grants to local organizations for arts programs in Warren County. Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Warren County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the N.C. Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July 1, 2019 – June 5, 2020.

Total funds available from the state for the Warren County Grassroots program after the first round of applications is tentatively set at $3,854. Applicants are not limited in their funding request, but should be aware that funding requests under $4,000 will be more competitive. 

Application forms and grant guidelines are available by emailing the Warren County Arts Council at or by visiting Applications must be received by email or postal service no later than August 20th. All grantees must attend a mandatory grant training session before funds are awarded.

For more information and to access a Grassroots application, visit

For questions you may also contact Charla Duncan, Chair, at 336-686-2676 or email  

An information session was held on May 15th at 5 pm at the Warren County Memorial Library in the community meeting room to help folks to better understand the Grassroots application process. Here is a video of this information session for those who were unable to attend: