The Lee County Arts Council has opened its annual Grassroots Grants cycle. The Grassroots Grants provide support to qualified arts organizations including theaters, symphonies, galleries, art guilds, choral societies, dance companies, folk arts societies, writer’s groups and arts festivals, among others. Applications, which can be obtained by emailing, must be received by the Arts Council no later than October 15.

Past grantees include the Sanford Brush & Palette Club, the Lee County Community Orchestra, the Heart of Carolina Orchestra, El Refugio, Common Thread, Central Carolina Community College, Hearts & Hands Quilters’ Guild and other cultural arts and educational organizations in Lee County. The grants provide program and operating support to nonprofit arts organizations in Lee County.