Arts & Culture

NC CARES for Arts Grants Provide Big Boost to Local Arts Orgs

Ten Groups Awarded Funds to Offset Impact of COVID-19

During this pandemic, arts organizations have been particularly vulnerable. But the Chatham Arts Council (CAC) is thrilled to be the bearer of GOOD NEWS. The CAC and the North Carolina Arts Council are proud to distribute NC CARES for Arts grants to ten local arts councils and nonprofit arts organizations, helping them better survive the financial effects COVID-19 has had on their organizations.

The organizations are being awarded a portion of the more than $87,000 from North Carolina’s spending plan for federal CARES Act designated specifically for Chatham County. Grant recipients include: Abundance North Carolina, Chatham Artists Guild, Clapping Hands Farm, EbzB Productions, NC Arts Incubator, Pittsboro Youth Theater, StreetSigns, The Alliance, and WildesArt. In addition to being the designated partner to distribute funds, the Chatham Arts Council is also receiving a portion of the grant.* While priority was given to nonprofits, arts businesses were also included in the process as they are vital to the arts landscape in Chatham.

The availability of these COVID relief funds for the arts is due to the strong advocacy by ArtsNC, North Carolina Arts Council, and individual citizens statewide. To learn more about the NC CARES for Arts grants, visit