The NC Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program provides North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences through grassroots grants in all 100 counties.

The Caldwell Arts Council will be administering the NCAC Grassroots Arts Program Subgrant for 2017-2018 for Caldwell County. We will subgrant funds to non-profit organizations that want to provide culture and  quality art programs to the community of Caldwell County. All subgrantees must match their grant amounts dollar for dollar. The funds must come from other public or private sources.

Each subgrantee is required to submit a final report providing a detailed description of the funded project, participation statistics and demographics, and more. 

Subgrant applications are reviewed by a diverse panel of community members chosen specifically for the task. The panel evaluates each application based on the subgrant guidelines and additional criteria. 

All recipients -- be absolutely sure every piece of marketing material you put out about your grassroots-funded event includes BOTH the logo and the verbiage below.

NO late applications will be accepted; applications must be completed and submitted in full.  

ALL final paperwork must be submitted by the due date as well, or you will not be eligible to apply for grassroots funding the following year.  

The logo usage policy and print quality logos can be downloaded at

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.




-and continuing periodic release through August 18 deadline


July 13, 2017


Grassroots Grants Applications Available for

Arts Programs in Caldwell County


Grassroots Grant applications are currently being accepted for arts projects taking place in fiscal year 2017-2018. Grassroots Grants, a program of the North Carolina Arts Council, is administered in Caldwell County by the Caldwell Arts Council.  Last year almost $10,000 was distributed to Caldwell County non-profit groups for community arts projects and events.


Grassroots Grants have been supporting projects and organizations in Caldwell County for more than twenty years. Any non-profit group doing arts programs and projects may apply. Grassroots grants are matching grants that must be matched dollar for dollar and will be disbursed quarterly or biannually. The project must be relevant to the arts at the community level. Credit must be given to the North Carolina Arts Council in any printed information or news releases. A final report is required at the completion of the project.


Applications should include a cover letter, application form, and budget. Applicants are wanted from all areas of Caldwell County in all disciplines of the arts. Applications will be accepted at the Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Avenue (PO Box 1613) Lenoir NC 28645 through Friday, August 18, 2017.



For further information and to download application forms, please visit or call the Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486


Click here for the Subgrant Application Form

Click here to download the Informational Powerpoint




2016 Grassroots Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce that the following organizations have received 2016 Grassroots Grant Funding totaling over $12,500 through the Caldwell Arts Council for 2016:


Caldwell County Library

Caldwell Friends

Caldwell Men's Chorus

Caldwell Senior Center

Community Music Club

Harper School

Martin Luther King Jr. Center

Patterson School Foundation

Town of Hudson

Town of Granite Falls

Western Piedmont Symphony



2015 Grassroots Grant Recipients

 The Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to announce that almost $9,800 in Grassroots Arts Program Grant Funds have been awarded to the following organizations in 2015:


Martin Luther King Center, Black History Month art exhibits & music

Western Piedmont Symphony, Performances by Tesla for Caldwell County School students

Town of Hudson, Production of "Guys and Dolls"

Harper School of Performing Arts, Program growth through music education and music-related activities

Town of Granite Falls, Concerts, tree lighting ceremony

Caldwell Men's Chorus, performances and concerts

Caldwell Friends, Hands-on Clay projects

Blue Ridge Saxophone Festival