A new grant program sponsored by the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County is channeling funding to cultural agencies that promote diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion outreach, according to an Arts Council news release.
The goal is to support traditionally underserved communities in Cumberland County, the news release said.
The Inclusive Outreach Grant program was announced in July. Eight applicants requested a total of nearly $105,000 for the 2022-23 cycle. A committee chaired by Kenjuana McCray, dean of arts and humanities at Fayetteville Technical Community College, approved a total of $54,000 to four organizations, the release said.
Individual grants are for as much as $15,000.
The grant winners this cycle are:
“It’s exciting to see these inspiring programs take flight under this new grant initiative,” says Michael Curtis Houck, director of grants and allocations for the Arts Council. “We look forward to seeing the outcomes of these inaugural outreach efforts and to what new programs come forth in the next Inclusive Outreach grant cycle.”
The Inclusive Outreach Grant will continue as part of the Arts Council’s annual Project Support Grant initiatives.
Funding is provided through the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots American Rescue Plan Act allocation. Additional information about the grants is available at TheArtsCouncil.com/inclusive-outreach.