The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced Friday, May 1, as the application deadline for its next round of Community Enrichment Mini-Grants. These grants are for up to $500 for projects that promote creativity and use art as a means to bring people together.
Dara Silver, Director of Member Services and Grant Programs for The Arts Council, said that the application is simple. “We designed it so it would be quick and easy while giving The Arts Council the essential information it needs to make informed choices. We are looking for creative projects and initiatives that are grassroots in nature and reach nontraditional areas of our community,” said Silver.
Community Enrichment Mini-Grants are open to individual residents, student and community groups, as well as local businesses in Forsyth County. Criteria for funding will include community benefit and engagement, artistic and/or cultural merit, embrace collaborations or partnerships, reach diverse areas of the community, and have additional sources of financial or in-kind support. The May 1 deadline is for projects taking place June 1 – September 30. Funding for this initiative comes from The Arts Council’s Innovative Project Grant Program.
For more information about Community Enrichment Mini-Grants contact Dara Silver, Director of Member Services and Grant Programs at 336/747-1426 or dsilver [at] intothearts.org.
Winston-Salem’s robust arts community enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural and learning opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development by helping attract to Winston-Salem and Forsyth County creative individuals for jobs in the rapidly emerging knowledge-based economy.