Projects Pool Grants are made possible by state dollars known as the North Carolina Grassroots Arts Fund which were matched this year with local government dollars from Catawba County, City of Hickory, City of Newton, City of Claremont, and the Town of Maiden. We are fortunate to live in a community where our County government and our local municipalities value the arts and support us each year.
Each year, the United Arts Council of Catawba County holds a silent art auction during the Jingle Bell Bash in December with proceeds going to the Innovative Artist Grant. Area artists donate work to this auction and the Arts Council matches dollar for dollar the amount raised, up to $2500.
The total amount, is then granted to area artists or arts groups for new cutting edge projects that directly benefit the citizens of Catawba County.