The North Carolina General Assembly allocates additional American Rescue Plan Act Funding over and above the yearly Grassroots Grant allocation for each NC county. Rowan Arts Council receives $69,000 in ARPA funds for each year, and we are proud to announce the organizations that were awarded grants for the 2022-23 ARPA awards.


Grants were awarded to the following:

Center for Faith & the Arts

Downtown Salisbury, Inc.

NC Museum of Dolls & Toys, & Miniatures

Happy Roots

Right Brain 2

Town of Spencer

Lee Street Theatre

Piedmont Players, Inc.

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra

Waterworks Visual Arts Center


The vision of the Rowan Arts Council is the bring appreciation, enjoyment and awareness of the arts to the community, while establishing Salisbury and Rowan County as a regional resource for arts, education and culture.


The mission of the Rowan Arts Council is to serve the community by fostering the creative arts, advancing arts education, and developing the Salisbury and Rowan Cultural community to its greatest potential.


Learn more about the Rowan Arts Council by visiting To receive information about upcoming grant cycles, please visit and sign up for the Rowan Arts Council's enewsletter.


For questions contact the Rowan Arts Council at 704-638-3100 or email


Congratulations to all the organizations who were awarded grants through 2022-23 ARPA funding.