Grassroots Arts Program Grant

Sub-granting application reopens summer 2021

Applications are available for non-profit organizations, or organizations operating as a non-profit, who seek to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Wilkes County.  Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals, etc.), 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 NC Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July 1, 2020 and June 15, 2021.


Reference slides are available to assist with completing the subgrant application. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an in-person workshop will not be held this year.


Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members and voted on by the Wilkes Art Gallery Board of Directors. Awards will be announced in September of this year.   

Grant Guidelines
Reference Slides

If your programming has been postponed due to COVID-19 related closures, extensions are available. Please contact Kayla with questions.

2019 Awardees\

Final reports due May 29, 2020

Final Report Form