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Deadline is November 9th to apply for this grant opportunity

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NC CARES for Arts Grant Information

As part of North Carolina’s spending plan for federal CARES Act funding, $9.4 million was designated to provide direct aid to arts councils and arts organizations in an effort to mitigate business disruptions caused by COVID-19. These funds will be distributed on a per-capita basis to all North Carolina counties with a population less than one million. The Arts Council of Carteret County has been designated to administer these grant awards for Carteret County. The purpose of the funds is to offset business disruption and/or expenses incurred due to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020.

The following expenses can be considered: paid salaries and benefits (including contractors), on-going operating expenses, costs associated with canceling programs and creating virtual programs, and COVID-related safety and cleaning measures. For the purpose of this grant program, revenue losses are not considered for mitigation. North Carolina CARES for Arts funding cannot reimburse any expenses already paid for by other federal relief funds such as PPP loans, direct grants from the NEA, and stimulus grants issued by the North Carolina Arts Council.

This program is available to arts-based [minimum 25%] non-profit organizations, and individual professional artists living in Yadkin County.

Deadline for submission is: November 9, 2020 – applications must submitted to by this date.



Organizations that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply directly to the Yadkin Arts Council to receive CARES for Arts funding:

  • Must be a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization located in Yadkin County, or an individual professional artist residing in Yadkin County.
  • Must have arts and culture in the agency’s mission statement; or must have arts and cultural programming as a core activity (25% or more of budget most recently approved before September 1, 2020).
  • Must demonstrate the costs of business interruption caused by COVID-19 and/or increased expenses incurred by pandemic-related activities.

Grant amounts will vary depending on the size of the business interruption claim, the number of eligible applications received from the county, and funding availability.

As funds are meant to reimburse expenses incurred between March and December, North Carolina CARES for Arts grant awards can be used towards the on-going operations and programming of grantee and do not require a match.  Final reports will be due on July 31, 2021.

The following questions and documents will be required for the application:

Narrative questions and uploads:

  1. Provide your mission statement.
  2. Provide a brief description of your pre-pandemic core arts programming.  Include details about the audiences who participate in and benefit from the programs.
  3. North Carolina’s “stay at home” order (Executive Order 117) had a profound impact on the arts sector in North Carolina.  Describe the specific steps your organization took to comply with Executive Order 117.
  4. If you are a local arts council that has agreed to subgrant any part of your county’s allocation, upload your subgranting plan.  Include a tentative list of the anticipated subgrant recipients and the funding estimates. (The amount of your subgranting plan plus the amount that you are requesting to retain for your own organization should equal the full county allotment.)
  5. Upload documentation that supports the itemized worksheet. (ie: receipts, bill/invoices, monthly financial statements)
  6. If you are a local arts council that has agreed to subgrant your county’s full allocation, upload a tentative list of the anticipated subgrant recipients and the funding estimates totaling your county allocation.
  7. Upload a copy of your IRS Determination Letter.

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*If you live in another county, other than Yadkin, please visit: – to learn where to apply.

Additional Ticket Info.


  • All ticket prices include fees + tax
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Tickets will be emailed after purchase – it is not a requirement to print them (your name will be on a will call list at the door)


  • Doors open 1/2 hour before performance.
  • Seating is general admission, but season pass ticket holders and handicap patrons receive priority seating.
  • The theater is wheelchair accessible.
  • Listening assisted devices are available.


  • Discounted ticket pricing available for groups of 20 or more on select shows –  please call for reservations
  • Groups will have a section of seats reserved for them under their group name.


  • Pick 10 FLEX PASS – Purchase tickets to 10 or more of our 18 season shows to receive 15% OFF.****Pick 10 Flex Pass Holders will be given preferred seating and a FREE ticket to Douglass/Dunbar****
  • Pick 5 FLEX PASS – Purchase tickets to 5 or more of our season shows to receive 10% OFF.


  • Enjoy dinner inside the center.
  • Reservations recommended. Call 336-677-6006 or email

About the Willingham Theater

The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center is the home for our Yadkin Arts Council, and also features the 193-seat Willingham Theater, resident artist studios, the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room (a learning resource), The Center Bistro, Welborn Gallery, meeting space and classrooms, and the versatile Front Yard space.

The mission of the Yadkin Arts Council is to enrich the lives of every citizen of Yadkin County and beyond by providing opportunities for artists, no matter what their specific creative outlet is, even if it’s just consuming art!


Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
– AND –
One Hour before show time


Phone: 336-679-2941
Address: 226 E. Main Street Yadkinville, NC