Throughout Chatham County, organizations are using the arts to make good things happen in this community. Organizations that make that arts possible are vital, and they can have a difficult time finding funding, especially in this post-pandemic economy. That’s why we’re thrilled to once again partner with the North Carolina Arts Council to bring the Grassroots Arts Grant to Chatham.
“We’ve been partnering with the NC Arts Council for more than 20 years,” explained Cheryl Chamblee, CAC Artistic Director. “In that time, we’ve awarded in excess of $200,000 to nonprofits in Chatham, who then use that money to fund artists and carry art into every corner of this county. We want to make sure that every single person living here has access to quality arts experiences.”
This season, more than $15,000 in funding is being made available to help nonprofit organizations hire local artists in service of their missions–and to provide operational support to arts orgs. That’s an increase of over $4,000 from last season. Seven Chatham county organizations have been selected to receive the Grassroots Arts Grant: The Chatham County Partnership for Children, Chatham Artists Guild, Chatham Trades, Community Organizing for Racial Equality (CORE), JM Arts Foundation, Pittsboro Elementary, and StreetSigns.
Grant recipients will be using the funds for various upcoming projects– from a Juneteenth celebration of Black artists and a bilingual children’s literacy festival, to arts projects for disabled citizens, a studio tour, dance education for elementary school children, and more! Grant dollars will impact arts offerings for residents in eastern and western Chatham County.
For more information about this and other grant opportunities from the Chatham Arts Council, CLICK HERE.