Organizational Support Grants provide general operating support to arts and cultural organizations based in and servicing Forsyth County residents that meet high standards in their organizational management, artistic programming, and community engagement. Annually, these organizations reach over 600,000 people through their arts programs. This program is supported in part by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

40+ Theatre Company 

a/perture cinema 

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem 

Authoring Action 

Bookmarks    

Kernersville Little Theatre 

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem

NC Black Repertory Company  

Piedmont Craftsmen

Piedmont Opera 

Piedmont Wind Symphony 

RiverRun International Film Festival

Sawtooth School for Visual Art (Facility Subsidy)

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Spring Theatre 

Triad Cultural Arts 

Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet

Winston-Salem Symphony 

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance 

$750

$10,000

$2,500

$20,000

$15,000

$5,000

$74,000

$74,000

$30,000

$30,000

$17,500

$35,000

$93,933

$45,000

$2,500

$5,000

$15,000

$25,000

 $74,000

$10,000

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This program receives additional support from the N.C. Arts Council, a Division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grants connect artists and arts organizations with elementary, middle, and high school students ensuring that youth are exposed to professional arts programs, master classes, exhibitions and performances that reinforce N.C. Standard Course of Study and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ goals. Annually, this program provides over 31,000 arts experiences for public school students in grades K-12 and over 200 arts teachers with professional development opportunities. As the largest funder of arts education in WS/FCS, Arts Council is proud to support arts educators through the Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education grant program made possible by Wells Fargo with additional support from the N.C. Arts Council and Flow Automotive Companies. The following grant projects were activated in Spring 2022:

  • Bookmarks ($5,000) - to support their Authors in Schools program which brings authors and illustrators to speak with K-12 students

  • Diane Faison ($1,600) - to perform her one-woman show "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman" to elementary school students

  • Forrest Munden ($4,500) - to work with middle and high school band students

  • Hispanic League ($2,000) - to bring a Latin band to one high-school in September 2022

  • Karl Kassner ($6,800) - to provide one-on-one instructive brass clinics for middle school students

  • Kathryn Gauldin ($2,000) - to provide a textile artist in residency program for middle school art students

  • The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem ($500) -to provide two improv workshops for middle or high school theatre students

  • Mark Donnell ($2,400) - to provide 2 Commedia dell'arte (comedy of art) artist residencies for high school theatre classes

  • Music Carolina ($4,500) - to provide 4 performances of "Brass Under the Big Top" and 2 performances of "Peter and the Wolf" to elementary school students

  • Piedmont Craftsmen ($7,000) - to provide 2 craft artisans-in-residencies for high school art students

  • Shared Radiance ($1,400) - to present ShakesCollage, a 45-minute compilation of Shakespeare, for middle and high school students

  • SECCA ($7,000) - to support their Portable Gallery which brings pieces of original art into arts classes

  • Tam Tam Mandigue ($8,000) - to bring hands-on African drumming and dancing residencies and workshops to elementary and middle school students

  • UNCSA Foundation ($2,000) - to conduct contemporary dance workshops with multiple high school dance classes

  • Winston-Salem Festival Ballet ($8,300) - to conduct dance master classes for high school dance students that will include ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre dance instruction

  • Winston-Salem Symphony ($8,500) - to support the "Mary Starling In-School Music Education Program," that brings all 5th grade students to a full orchestra concert at R.J. Reynolds Auditorium

  • WS/FCS ($8,500) - to support professional development opportunities for core arts teachers

Arts Event Sponsorship Grants support and promote arts-focused events and programs that take place within Forsyth County for the community-at-large. This grant is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs

Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership

The Enrichment Center 

Fiddle & Bow

Heart of the Triad Choral Society

Hispanic League

JOMA Arts & Consulting

Kaleideum

Korner’s Folly

MIXXER

Muse Metal Mavens

Music Carolina

National Black Theatre Festival

NC Brass Band 

Otesha Creative Arts Ensemble

Reagan High School City of the Arts Jazz Festival 

Reynolda House Museum of American Art 

Salem Band 

Nathaniel Ward with Simon’s Community Garden

Triad Pride Performing Arts

$1,900

$7,500

$3,380

$2,500

$3,700

$5,000

$2,750

$1,750

$3,450

$6,500

$2,015

$5,000

$10,000

$3,000

$3,500

$2,000

$25,000

$3,700

$2,000

$5,000

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This program receives support from the N.C. Arts Council, a Division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.