Sampson Arts Council accepting grant applications


The Sampson Arts Council is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through Sept. 6.

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 art councils. The Sampson Arts Council serves as the NC Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Sampson County.

Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Sampson County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theatres, 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 North Carolina Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Sampson Arts Council’s website at (under “Grant Info”) or may be picked up at the Victor R. Small House at 709 College Street in Clinton. Call 910-596-2533 to arrange a time to stop by. The Sampson Arts Council will also mail applications upon request. Applications must be received no later than Sept. by 5 p.m.

The Sampson Arts Council is also hosting a Grassroots Arts Program Grant Workshop to assist interested applicants in preparing competitive grants on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Victor R. Small House, 709 College St., Clinton. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by the Sampson Arts Council Board of Directors. Awards will be announced in October. For questions or more information contact Kara Donatelli at 910-596-2533 or