Chatham Trades Among 7 Chatham Nonprofits to Receive Grassroots Arts Grant

Lots of kids from Pittsboro Elementary, arms raised and cheering

Woman and child read a book inside a colorful tent
Day of the Books is presented each year by The Chatham County Partnership for Children.

This season, more than $15,000 in funding is being made available to help nonprofit organizations hire local artists in service of their missions–and to provide operational support to arts orgs. That’s an increase of over $4,000 from last season. Seven Chatham county organizations have been selected to receive the Grassroots Arts Grant: The Chatham County Partnership for ChildrenChatham Artists GuildChatham TradesCommunity Organizing for Racial Equality (CORE), JM Arts FoundationPittsboro Elementary, and StreetSigns.

Grant recipients will be using the funds for various upcoming projects– from a Juneteenth celebration of Black artists and a bilingual children’s literacy festival, to arts projects for disabled citizens, a studio tour, dance education for elementary school children, and more! Grant dollars will impact arts offerings for residents in eastern and western Chatham County.

Man working with duct work
Chatham Trades provides employment and vocational training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and they’ll utilize the arts to forward their mission this season.
JM High School students standing with members of the La Fiesta Latin Jazz sextet
Last season, JM High School students performed with La Fiesta Latin Jazz Sextet, made possible in part with support from the Grassroots Arts Grant.
Line of boys drumming at the Juneteenth celebration in 2022
Community Organizing for Racial Equality (CORE) will host Chatham’s next Juneteenth Celebration with a focus on Black artists.

For more information about this and other grant opportunities from the Chatham Arts Council, CLICK HERE.

Chatham Trades Among 7 Chatham Nonprofits to Receive Grassroots Arts Grant
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