The Arts Council of Henderson County receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
Grassroots Arts Program – North Carolina Arts Council
In 1977, the North Carolina General Assembly established the Grassroots Arts Program to ensure that every citizen has access to quality arts experiences. The program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties in North Carolina. Funds are primarily distributed through local arts councils using a per capita based formula. The North Carolina Arts Council manages the Grassroots Arts Program for the state and provides technical and program assistance to its community partners.
The funding supports a variety of arts and cultural activities every year, including community festivals, concerts, theatre productions and arts in education programs. Organizations receiving funds must match each grant dollar received. Funds from this program are distributed to a variety of local arts organizations serving the citizens of Henderson County through a competitive grant process. The grant cycle is July 1 through June 30 each year.