CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  The City of Charlotte’s Arts and Culture Advisory Board is now accepting applications from arts and culture nonprofits and other eligible organizations for up to $20,000 in unrestricted grant support in 2022.

In February, the board voted to approve $400,000 in grants from the new Infusion Fund to distribute.

Officials say the Infusion Fund is a collaboration between the city and private donors, represented by Foundation For The Carolinas, to support arts and culture over three years.

Arts and culture officer Priya Sircar is working alongside the 18-member advisory board to develop a comprehensive arts and culture plan for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and allocating Infusion Fund dollars to support local artists, arts, and culture.

“These grants open up new opportunities for organizations and artists to receive unrestricted dollars to apply how they need and see fit. This has previously been the most difficult funding to obtain and will hugely benefit the needs of the community,” Sircar says.

Officials say this year funding is limited to Charlotte based organizations that have not yet received support from the Infusion Fund.

Recipients can use the money at their discretion for needs such as renting rehearsal space, training in administrative skills, or paying artists.

Applicants must prove their 501(c)(3) status with an IRS letter, or by providing both a letter of support from their fiscal agency or sponsor and their agent or sponsor’s IRS 501(c)(3) letter.

Anyone interested in applying for a grant can do so from March 3rd through March 24th by clicking here.



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