2019-2020 Grassroots Subgrant Applications Available

Grassroots Arts Program Sub-grants
Due date: August 30, 2019

Jackson County Arts Council administers the Grassroots Arts Program Grant in accordance with current guidelines, policies, and requirements outlined by the North Carolina Arts Council. The Grassroots Arts Program Sub-grant provides financial support for Jackson County community groups and nonprofit organizations that offer programs and projects that enhance the arts for county residents. Grassroots Sub-grants are awarded to organizations in all cultural disciplines through a competitive application and review process. The applicant organization must be based in Jackson County and produce its programming in Jackson County. Sub-grants are not awarded to support fund-raising activities. Grassroots grants are matching grants that must be matched dollar-for-dollar by the receiving organization.

We are required to spend a set percentage of our Grassroots funding on Multicultural programming that reflects African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American cultures. To qualify for a Grassroots Multicultural Sub-grant, the artist or presenter and the content of the art material should both belong to one of the groups listed above. Any organization can apply for multicultural funds to conduct art programs / events that meet these standards. Please fill out the regular application for multicultural funding.

Grassroots sub-grants are intended to:
•Provide modest funding for events/projects and publicity/advertising for Artist Groups/ Artist organizations that will enhance the presence of art events in Jackson County
•Support opportunities for Jackson County residents to participate in new and thought-provoking art events in MUSIC, VISUAL ART, THEATER, DANCE, and LITERATURE
•Celebrate the traditional arts and cultures of Jackson County as well as the multicultural aspect of arts in general.

Examples of typical programs funded:
•Art exhibitions
•Artist residencies in schools
•Classes/ workshops
•Art walks / studio tours
•After-school arts programs / art camps
•Arts marketing including website development and research

Grassroots Sub-grants WILL NOT LIKELY FUND the following:
•Projects that request more than $1200.00
•Projects to individual artists (however, artists may be contracted by a larger overseeing body that will need their services to complete a project.)
•Religious organizations or churches may not receive Grassroots funds unless the programs are presented outside regular church services, engage the larger community, and do not contain religious content.
•Academic study.
•Any sponsorship that seeks to pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or to pay for the costs of installations, commissions or projects ordered by others.
•Sponsorship for event-enhancement where the thrust of the event is for-profit
•Capital expenditures (e.g. building/space rental)
•Food or beverages for hospitality or entertainment functions
•Grants may not be awarded for prizes, competitions, scholarships, tuition or financial awards.

Rules upon receiving a grant from the Jackson County Arts Council:
1.If logistics/time frame of project change, the Art Council must be contacted.
2.All publicity must include the JCAC logo AND North Carolina Arts Council Logo AND Tagline. 
3.Copies of all publicity should be saved and photos and/or videos of the event/program should bemade and submitted with your end-of-year report to JCAC
4.An end-of-year report for the sub-grant is due to the Jackson County Arts Council within 30 days after the completion of the event/project or by June 15, 2020, whichever comes first.
5.All performance/display venues should be ADA accessible and open to the public.

Interested organizations can apply by completing the following PDF application and returning it to JCAC at 310 Keener Street, Sylva, NC 28779 or by email at info@jacksoncountyarts.org. The deadline for acceptance of applications is August 30, 2019

For more information please contact the Jackson County Arts Council at 828-507-9820 or by email at info@jacksoncountyarts.org

Estate Sale of JCAC Founding Member Dr. Perry Kelly

Dear Arts Council Members:
Let me introduce myself. My name is Bonnie Rose. In 2001, after almost 30 years in the antiques and collectibles business, and working as a consultant and appraiser, I launched Bonnie Rose Appraisal Services, Inc. We are an Estate Sales and Appraisal Company which offers a variety of services to the community.  
On November 9-11, 2018 we will be conducting one of our big Extravaganza Estate Sales, and we would like to offer you and your members an exciting opportunity to find 8,000 to 10,000 wonderful treasures, antique to new, vintage, retro, craft to contemporary, all under one roof, all in one place.
The main focus of this sale will be the Estate of Dr. Perry Kelly, who was an Art Professor at WCU, founder of the Jackson County Arts Council and a lifelong traveler and collector of art. This sale will encompass his extensive collection of art including photography from several important 20th Century photographers and his Mid-Century furniture including Plycraft chairs, Barcelona chair, tables, sculptures, bedroom furniture and several pieces from his ceramics collection. There will also be a big selection of Dr. Kelly’s photographs at very reasonable prices.
Our Extravaganza Center is conveniently located 2 miles South of Exit 44, off I-26 in Mountain Home, NC.   The hours of the sale are Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. If you need additional information, please visit our website at www.bonnieroseappraisals.com or call our office at 828-281-8110.
We look forward to seeing you.
Sincerely yours,
Bonnie Rose


Cherokee Chamber Singers and the NC Symphony

The Cherokee Chamber Singers (students from Cherokee Central Schools) are currently on tour with the North Carolina Symphony. There will be a free concert with the Symphony on October 18 at 7:30pm in the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center. You can email Yona.wade@ccs-nc.org with questions or contact Cherokee Central Schools at 554-5117. They are located on the campus of Cherokee Central Schools off of Big Cove Road, Cherokee, NC 28719.
To learn more about this collaboration, please watch the video in this link

Request for Artists for Colorfest

JCAC Current Members – Request for Artists

This year, members of the Jackson County Arts Council have been invited to set up in the yard across the street from Dogwood Crafters selling their art work at the 10th annual Colorfest festival in Dillsboro.  This will be a great opportunity for the festival visitors to meet you and see your work as well as the chance to visit amongst each other. If you are not a current member or if you need to renew your membership, please click here to do so before inquiring about reserving a space for members.  Please contact Brenda Anders for more information about reserving a space.  brendaanders@frontier.com.

For more information about Colorfest please visit…



RAPG Grant Applications

Applications open for Regional Artist Project Grants!!! We encourage Jackson County artists to apply for this funding.

This Regional Artist Project grant (RAPG) is funded by the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers & the Greater Plateau, Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Haywood County Arts Council, Jackson County Arts Council, and the Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts & Educational Center, Inc., with matching dollars from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Grants in this consortium are available to artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, and Macon counties. Both individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists (i.e., guitar duo, jazz quartet, bluegrass band) are eligible. An artist must have residence in the region for at least one year to be eligible. Previous RAPG recipients must wait two years before being eligible to reapply. Projects must take place between December 2018 and June 2019.

To apply for funding, fill out the following application and return to the Haywood County Arts Council at 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC. Mailed applications should be sent to Haywood County Arts Council, P.O. Box 306, Waynesville, NC 28786. The deadline for submissions is October 5, 2018. If you have questions, email director@haywoodarts.org.