RALEIGH – The 2013-2014 grant guidelines for various art organizations are available on the North Carolina Arts Council’s website, and the deadline to apply is March 1 at 5 p.m.

The grants support arts organizations and artists who contribute to the economic, educational and cultural vitality of communities throughout the state.

Arts Council grants catalyze support from corporations, foundations and local governments generating almost $17 in matching funds for every $1 invested. The grants support exhibitions, concerts, theater, dance productions, festivals, literary events, community art projects and artist residencies in schools.

Organizations must have been producing quality arts programs for at least two consecutive years to be eligible. All applications must be electronically submitted, including support materials.

Details: www.ncarts.org or 919-807-6500.