United Arts Council’s Spring Grants Are Due March 21Hickory – The United Arts Council of Catawba County has spring grants available for nonprofit organizations, artists, and students at www.artscatawba.org. All proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2024. 

Projects Pool grants are for nonprofit organizations planning new or impactful cultural projects that will take place in Catawba County between July 1, 2024 and June 15, 2025.  Funds must be matched dollar for dollar by the applicant.  Applicants must appear before a grant panel on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Innovative Artist Project grants are for individual artists or arts organizations planning projects that benefit the citizens of Catawba County.  Applicants must appear before a grant panel on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

The Edna Bost Barringer Young Artist Award is for young people age 21 years old and under who plan to continue studies in the Performing Arts, including instrumental/vocal performance, drama, ballet, and contemporary dance. Applicants must audition before a judges panel on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Projects Pool and Artist Improvement grants are from funds through the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program and Catawba County, City of Hickory, City of Conover, City of Newton and Town of Maiden. Innovative Artist Project grants are made possible by monies raised during a silent art auction held each year as part the Jingle Bell Bash, an annual fundraising event for the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

For more information, applications and guidelines, visit the UAC website at www.artscatawba.org  or contact Chris Coffey, Grants & Research Coordinator of the United Arts Council at 828-324-4906 x 306.