Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Seeks Applications for fall 2016 Community Enrichment Mini-Grants


Deadline is Thursday, September 1


Winston-Salem, NC (August 9, 2016) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applicants for its fall round of Community Enrichment Mini-Grants. The deadline is Thursday, September 1, for projects taking place October 1 through November 30, 2016.   These grants are sponsored by Wells Fargo and provide community groups and individuals access to small-project grant funds up to $500 that promote creativity and use art as a means to bring people together.

“Access to the arts and serving the entire community are essential in our ‘City of Arts and Innovation,’ said Jim Sparrow, Arts Council President and CEO. “Having the flexibility to support artistic ideas and activities in ways other than through our traditional institutions creates greater possibilities. New ideas and initiatives come from diverse sources and require creative and entrepreneurial thinking. This grant initiative enhances that process.”


Since launching its Community Enrichment Mini-Grants, The Arts Council has received 101 applications and has awarded 50 grants totaling $25,000.  A list of prior award recipients is available at


Community Enrichment Mini-Grants are open to individual residents, student and community groups, as well as local businesses in Forsyth County.  Criteria for funding includes community benefit and engagement; artistic and/or cultural merit; collaborations or partnerships; community diversity; and haveing additional sources of financial or in-kind support.  Priority is given to new applicants.


For more information about Community Enrichment Mini-Grants contact Dara Silver, Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at 336-747-1426 or  Applications can be downloaded at


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.



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