The Organizational Support Grant is an evaluative program that rewards organizations demonstrating artistic and organizational excellence with financial support for operating and administrative costs. Grants are awarded to arts and cultural organizations of all disciplines with annual actual revenues of over $150,000 that meet high standards in the quality of their programs and services, level of community involvement, administrative capacity and fiscal responsibility.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations must have consistently produced arts & cultural programs and demonstrated organizational stability for a minimum of 5 years

  • Organizations' primary residence and/or service area must be in Forsyth County

  • Organizations must have annual revenue of $150,000 for the past 3 years with diverse revenue streams

  • Organizations must have at least one full-time paid staff member

  • Organizations must have received an Arts Council Event & Series Grant for at least two out of the past three years

  • Organizations must be an Arts Council Member Organization with 501c

If you are a first-time applicant please contact Dara Silver, Vice President of Grant and Partner Relations at

336-747-1426 to verify your eligibility.


Download Application and Forms


Board & Staff Template

AC Campaign Assistance Form

AC Diversity & Inclusion Form



Please check back for information concerning timeline and due dates.

Questions: Contact Dara Silver at or 336-747-1426

Review Process

  • Arts Council staff will conduct an administrative review of the submitted applications for completeness and compliance with requirements.

  • The Grant Panel will review all applications prior to the panel meeting. A lead reader from the grant panel will be assigned to each application.

  • Panel members will evaluate the applications by providing scores and qualitative feedback.

  • Arts Council staff will compile panelists' scores and make funding recommendations to the

  • The Arts Council Board of Trustees.

  • Upon approval of the funding recommendations by the Board, Arts Council Staff will contact applicants to let them know their award amount and grant panel feedback.


Grantee Reporting

Organizations that receive an OSG are required to submit quarterly attendance reports on program statistics, including demographics and financial statements and an annual financial audit or review.


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

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