Since 1977 the NC Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to high quality arts experiences.  Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils.

As the designated arts council, TFAC provides administrative support and serves as the NC Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Polk County.

FY 2022-23 applications are available for non-profits and other arts organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Polk County.

Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations, arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county.

All programs must take place between September 1, 2022 and June 15, 2023.

FY 2022-23 Application deadline has been extended to September 15, 2022.  Submit via email to

Contact TFAC Executive Director Marianne Carruth at 828-859-8322 with questions or visit