The Union County Community Arts Council places special importance on supporting artists, arts organizations and cultural projects each year. Financial support permits individuals and groups to design programs of special interest for residents of our county.
Grassroots Arts Program Grants
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. Grant details, criteria, information and applications are available at www.unionarts.org under GRANTS. 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. For criteria and application information click here.
Regional Artist Project Grant
The Union County Community Arts Council is a sponsor and a participant in the Regional Artist Projects Grant program administered by the Arts and Science Council in Charlotte, NC. This program provides an award for individuals and groups of unincorporated status to pursue projects that enhance and progress their artistic development. Participation in a professional development experience or purchasing a piece of equipment may be considered for funding.
The RAPG is open to all disciplines and Union County artists are encouraged to become familiar with and apply for this grant program funding. Applications open in the summer. For more information, click here.
Arts in Schools Grants
Applications are open to all Union County schools that promote and support arts education and/or instruction for students. Grants are designed to serve the cultural needs of students through a wide range of classroom activities, programs and services.
Schools are encouraged to contact the UCCAC for funding eligibility and application information. Funding decisions are made in September of each year.