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Since 2011, the Rowan Arts Council has given more than $448,700 in grant monies to local arts organizations. To view a list of past recipients, please view the Grassroots Grants recipients and Arts & Cultural Development Grant recipients pages.


North Carolina ARP Funds

Rowan Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program ARPA Funding subgrants through February 28, 2023This is not the annual Grassroots Grants funds received annually from the State of North Carolina. The North Carolina General Assembly allocated additional American Rescue Plan Act Funding over and above the yearly Grassroots Grant allocation for each NC county for the years of 2023 and 2024. Rowan Arts Council received $69,000 in ARPA funds for each year.

ARPA Funding Subgrants Press Release

ARPA Funding Subgrants Application

ARPA Funding Subgrant Workshop Presentation

ARPA Funding Information


The Rowan Arts Council provides three different grant opportunities. Please click the links below for detailed information.

Arts & Cultural Development Grants

Grassroots Grants

Regional Partnership Grant Program


For additional information contact the Rowan Arts Council at

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