Arts Council Seeking Summer Community Enrichment Mini-Grants

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applicants for its summer round of Community Enrichment Mini-Grants. The deadline is Friday, May 18,  by 5 p.m., for projects taking place June 1 through August 31, 2018.   These grants provide community groups and individuals access to small-project grant funds up to $500 that promote creativity and use the arts 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 grassroots artistic activities and events and community partnerships creates synergy and builds social capital.”  Since launching its Community Enrichment Mini-Grants, The Arts Council has received 159 applications and has awarded 80 grants totaling $40,000.

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 having additional sources of financial or in-kind support.  Priority is given to new applicants.

For more information about Community Enrichment Mini-Grants or to discuss potential projects contact Dara Silver, Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager at 336-747-1426 or  More information and applications can be downloaded here.

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.

For additional information, please contact:

Dara Silver
Grant Program Manager

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