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Johnston County Arts Council offers grants

The Johnston County Arts Council is accepting applications for the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants until 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug.15.

The state’s Grassroots Arts Program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties in North Carolina and is open to Johnston County nonprofit groups that promote and develop cultural-arts programming. Priority goes to theater groups, galleries, choral societies, festivals and arts-in-education programs.

Grants are available for non-profit organizations that promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Johnston County. Projects must occur between July 1, 2013 and May 30, 2014.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available at For more information, call 919-938-0306 or email

The Arts Council is hosting a workshop 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at 312 South Third St., Smithfield. During the workshop interested applicants will get advice on how to prepare for competitive grants.