Grant Application Resources and Assistance

Grants Office Hours
Throughout September, our Artists and Organizations team will be able to answer any of your questions about the Arts Equity Project Grants during virtual office hours. Please register in advance for the office hours if you are interested in attending.

Virtual Programming
Arts Council staff hosted a series of virtual programs to inform and support grant applicants throughout the application period.

  • A webinar we hosted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 outlined two unique grant categories: Organizational Support Grants and Arts Equity Project Grants.
  • A virtual roundtable held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 provided context for and insight into the new Arts Equity Project Grants category that the agency developed through its diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion work.


Staff Contacts
If your work aligns with a specific art discipline, contact the program director that serves that art form. If you are unsure who to contact, email our Program Administrator Karen Tarkulich, who will help direct you to the right person.


Vicki Vitiello

Vicki Vitiello
Director of Operations
(919) 814-6504
Email Vicki about arts in education

Kathleen Collier

Kathleen Collier
Arts in Education Director 
& Accessibility Coordinator
(919) 814-6515
Email Kathleen about arts in education, visual arts, craft, film, arts accessibility, and arts in healthcare

Jeff Aguiar

Jeff Aguiar
Theater & Literature Director 
(919) 814-6512
Email Jeff about theater, literature, and dance

Zoe van Buren

Zoe van Buren
Folklife Director
(828) 250-3123
Email Zoe about folk and traditional arts or community arts and music

Karen Tarkulich

Karen Tarkulich
Program Administrator
(919) 814-6513
Email Karen if you are unsure who to contact

Sydney Steen

Sydney Steen
Creative Economies Coordinator
(919) 814-6524
Email Sydney about the Artist Support Grants

For accessibility questions or accommodation requests, please contact the North Carolina Arts Council's Arts in Education Director & Accessibility Coordinator, Kathleen Collier, at or .

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