Rissi Palmer performing at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum during the 2020 NC Folk Festival Virtual Concert Series.
📷 Credit: Brendan McLean

Greensboro, N.C., May 12, 2021 — The North Carolina Folk Festival has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the presentation of artists at the 2021 NC Folk Festival on September 10-12 in downtown Greensboro. The NC Folk Festival is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.

“As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as the North Carolina Folk Festival reengage fully with partners and audiences,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Although the arts have sustained many during the pandemic, the chance to gather with one another and share arts experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”

“We are honored by this recognition for the work we’re doing to promote and celebrate folk and traditional arts in Greensboro” said President & CEO Amy Grossmann. “This funding award from our nation’s federal arts agency reinforces our mission to honor and celebrate diverse cultural traditions, AND it energizes our hopes and plans for gathering again as a festival community in the Fall” she added.

For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news. To learn more about the N.C. Folk Festival, please visit ncfolkfest.com. The North Carolina Folk Festival will continue to post updates on its Facebook page (facebook.com/NCFolkFestival), Twitter (twitter.com/NCFolkFestival) and Instagram (instagram.com/ncfolkfestival).