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Organizational Support Grant (OSG) is an evaluative program that provides general operating support to organizations demonstrating artistic and organizational excellence.


Grants are awarded to arts and cultural organizations of all sizes and disciplines within the arts sector that meet high standards in the quality of their programs and services, level of community involvement, administrative capacity, and fiscal responsibility. This program recognizes organizations with strong administrative stability and an established record of programmatic service to Forsyth County. OSG provides funding to support organizational goals and objectives, rather than specific projects or restricted programs.


To be eligible, organizations must operate within a mission that describes the arts and culture as the primary purpose and focus of its operations. Additionally, organizations must have Forsyth County as their primary residence and service area and be an Arts Council Member Organization with a 501(c)(3) status.


Please note: This grant program is by invitation only. 

*Arts Council will review and redefine the Operating Support Grant program as part of its planning and visioning process during its upcoming fiscal year (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022) and announce any changes to this grant program in Spring 2022.


For questions please contact Shannon Stokes, Director of Artist and Partner Services at 336-747-1416 or


FY22 Organizational Support Grant Awardees

40+ Theatre Company                                               $750

a/perture cinema                                                        $10,000

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem                        $2,500

Authoring Action                                                        $20,000

Bookmarks                                                                  $15,000

Kernersville Little Theatre                                          $5,000

NC Black Repertory Company                                  $74,000

Piedmont Craftsmen                                                  $30,000

Piedmont Opera                                                         $30,000

Piedmont Wind Symphony                                        $17,500

RiverRun International Film Festival                          $35,000

Sawtooth School for Visual Art (Facility Subsidy)     $93,933

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art             $45,000

Spring Theatre                                                            $2,500

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem                        $74,000

Triad Cultural Arts                                                       $5,000

Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts                                 $15,000

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet                                   $25,000

Winston-Salem Symphony                                        $74,000

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance                              $10,000

FY22 Sponsorship Grant Awardees

Reynolda House                                                        $25,000


This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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