Mission: To provide leadership in advancing the arts as a transformational force for Greensboro, North Carolina.
About the Organization: In its role as the local arts council, the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro (aka Arts Greensboro) is the community's largest source of dedicated financial support for the arts in Greensboro. With the goal of elevating the arts and promoting the vibrancy of the city, ArtsGreensboro provides grants, services, and technical assistance to arts organizations and projects ranging from nationally recognized programs such as the Eastern Music Festival and Triad Stage to community-based arts organizations, teachers, and artists across the Piedmont region.
Current Programs: ArtsGreensboro currently offers Mission Support Grants of up to $100,000 to established arts organizations in the area; Project Support Grants of up to $18,000; Regional Artist Support Grants of up to $2,000; and Teacher Art Grants of up to $1,500. The council also owns and operates the Sternberger Artist Center, which provides studio space for a diverse group of professional artists and writers; hosts monthly arts meetings designed to offer opportunities for local stakeholders and the arts community to discover common ground and forge collaborations and partnerships that benefit all of Greensboro; and sponsors the Arts in Business, Arts Education Teacher of the Year, Betty Cone Medal of the Arts, and O. Henry Lifetime awards.
COVID-19 Response: In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts on the community, ArtsGreensboro launched the Greensboro Artist Emergency Relief Fund for artists in the greater Greensboro area who are experiencing financial loss or hardship due to COVID-related closings and cancellations. Working artists in the disciplines of dance, film and media arts, the literary arts, music, teaching arts, theater, and the visual arts and design may apply for funds to cover emergency needs.
Website: Visitors to the ArtsGreensboro site can check out an interactive map of the city's public art installations, browse a list of current grantees, subscribe to the newsletter, and/or make a donation to the Greensboro Artist Emergency Relief Fund, Reentry & Reinvent Fund, or the annual ArtsFund Campaign. In addition, artists and representatives of arts organizations can browse resources for artists or apply for a grant from the Emergency Relief Fund.
Funding: ArtsGreesnboro is funded by individuals, foundations, and corporations.