Cultural Arts Grant Application

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Cary Cultural Arts Grant Program

General Funding assistance is made available through Cary's Policy for Support and Sponsorship of Cultural Groups and Activities. For Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), $169,000 will be allocated for distribution to support Cary-focused Cultural Arts non-profit organizations. 


Mandatory Cultural Arts Funding Workshops

Interested applicants must attend one of two mandatory Cultural Arts Funding Workshops:

  • Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center
  • Tuesday, February 11, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center


Important Dates

January 27: FY21 Cary Cultural Arts funding application period opens.
 8 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and February 11 (7 - 9 p.m.): Mandatory Cultural Arts Funding Workshops 
February 28: FY21 Cary Cultural Arts funding applications are due by 11:59 p.m.
March 25: Cultural Arts Committee will make recommendations for awarding FY21 funding to cultural organizations.
Early May: Cultural Arts Committee funding recommendations will be communicated to FY21 grant applicants.
Early July: FY21 funding will be available to cultural arts grant recipients.
August 1: FY20 Grant Report form is due.


FY21 Cary Cultural Arts Funding Request Form Sample


Only web-based forms will be accepted. (Use this sample to formulate your responses in advance of filling out the form. You will not be able to save the form as you complete it online.)

Applicants must attend a Cary Funding Workshop to be eligible to receive FY21 funding. 



Please contact Meredith Gruber, Project and Program Manager, at or (919) 460-4983 with any questions.