• SAC Scholarship Application

    The Surry Arts Council Scholarship program is open to all residents of Surry County.

    The Surry Arts Council is now accepting 2018 scholarship applications which can be downloaded as a DOC or PDF and includes complete details and requirements. Submission deadline is Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Please contact Antonia with any questions.

  • Arts Scholarships

    Scholarships are made possible by endowments and scholarship funds established by donors. These endowments are managed by the North Carolina Community Foundation and the Winston-Salem Foundation. The Jimmy Lowry Scholarship Fund is funded from the proceeds from the annual Jimmy Lowry Concert. The Surry Arts Council works with the NC Community Foundation to set up new endowments at no cost to the donors. Contributions to existing endowments are always welcome.

    The following endowments and funds are set up to provide scholarships for area students planning to further their education in the arts:

      - Kester Sink Birthday Endowment (scholarships for Arts Alive and Missoula Children’s Theatre)

      - Mildred Robertson Endowment (scholarship for students pursuing instrumental music degrees)

      - Sandy Beam Scholarship Fund (scholarship for students pursuing vocal or musical theatre degrees)

      - Betty Lynn Scholarship Fund (scholarship for students pursuing dance or acting career)

      - Surry Arts Council Visual Arts Scholar (scholarship for visual arts education)

      - Jimmy Lowry Scholarship Fund (donor directed scholarship)

  • Grassroots Arts Programs Subgrants

    Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to 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. Surry Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Surry County.

  • Regional Artist Project Grant

    This program, funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their professional development. Types of fundable projects include:

      - Creation of new work

      - Purchase of equipment and materials

      - Professional development workshops

      - Professional development workshops

      - Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites

    Grant amounts vary from region to region. Statewide, they range from $300 to $5,000, though most grants are between $500 and $2,000. Inquire at the Surry Arts Council for assistance with these grants.