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Julia Sullivan's class at Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary enjoys castle building, thanks to their BIG grant "Shout Out to Shakespeare!"
Julia Sullivan's class at Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary enjoys castle building, thanks to their BIG grant "Shout Out to Shakespeare!"

In an effort to support teachers and creativity in the classroom, Tryon Fine Arts Center awards Be Inspired Grants of up to $500 each for arts related projects to educators in area schools. BIG grants are distributed in Polk, Spartanburg, Rutherford and Henderson Counties.

Board President Jeff Byrd says, “We want to help the dedicated, creative teachers who might otherwise purchase educational supplies with their own personal funds or be unable to provide the arts experience.”

Applications for a 2017 Be Inspired Grant are due May 1, 2017. Download your application below:

BIG Application 2017

Looking for helpful grant writing tips? View our handy how-to guide for BIG applications below:

BIG Grant Writing

For more information, please contact Marianne Carruth at 828-859-8322 ext. 211 or marianne@tryonarts.org

This year's BIG recipient Hillary Wilcox recently had her project with Hendersonville Elementary third graders featured on local news station WLOS.

See highlights from the segment here.