Tryon Fine Arts Center accepting Grassroots Grant applications

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) is accepting applications for the NC Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program until June 28.

Since 1977, this program has provided North Carolina citizens access to high quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils. Though TFAC is not an arts council, it provides administrative support and serves as the NC Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Polk County.

Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Polk County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations, arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county. Projects must occur between July 1, 2013 and May 15, 2014.

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Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the TFAC website at or may be picked up at TFAC during business hours, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 28, 2013.

Grant applications are evaluated by a diverse panel of community members; awards are announced in late August.

For questions or more information, contact Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-8322 or

– article submitted Beth Child