The Union County Community Arts Council and the NC Department of Cultural Resources provide funding for qualified nonprofit arts organizations and individuals whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Union County through the Grassroots Arts Program.  Grants may be awarded for cultural arts projects, events and services on an annual basis.  For grant details, criteria, information and applications simply click the appropriate button(s) below.  Funding decisions are made in September of each year.  The Union Symphony Society, Dance Chance, YWCA Summer Enrichment Camp, The Storefront Theatre, Museum of the Waxhaws, Union County Playmakers, Downtown Monroe Art Walk and the Marshville Museum and Cultural Center receive Grassroots Arts Program grants.

Funding decisions are made in the fall of each year.

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Grassroots Art Program Criteria

Grassroots Art Program Application

Grassroots Subgrant Report Form 2016-2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Grassroots Arts Program Grants Recipients

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The Union County Community Arts Council has announced that 8 Union County arts groups have received funding from the council’s Grassroots Arts Grant program.  Funds have been made available to non-profit, tax-exempt organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Union County.

A program of the NC Department of Cultural Resources Grassroots Arts Program, grants have been offered by the Union County Community Arts Council since 1987.  Grant applications are available in the spring of each year.

A panel of board and community members reviewed all applications and made a recommendation to the board of directors.  The board awarded grants to the Union Symphony Society, Union County Youth Ballet, Union County Playmakers, The Storefront Theater, Urim Productions, the Artists Music Guild, the Waxhaw Junior Art League and the Marshville Museum and Cultural Center.   The total amount funded was $29,000.

 “These grants are key to the continued accomplishments of these deserving arts groups.  It is important that the arts council support the arts throughout our area by providing funding and other resources so that Union County’s quality of life can continue to thrive”, said Barbara Faulk, executive director.

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