Regional Artist Project Grants

Regional Artist Project Grants Programs FY 2016-17

This program, funded by the N. C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their professional development. Types of fundable projects include:

  • Creation of new work
  • Purchase of equipment and materials
  • Professional development workshops
  • Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference
  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites

Grant amounts vary from region to region. Statewide, they range from $300 to $5,000, though most grants are between $500 and $2,000. A list of participating counties, deadlines for each region, and a primary contact for each consortium appears below. Regions are listed from west to east.

Please check back for 2017 deadlines. The 2016 deadlines are listed for reference as deadlines typically fall around the same time every year.


Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties

Primary Contact: 
Jane Lonon
Ashe County Arts Council
Phone: (336) 846-2787
E-mail: jane@ashecountyarts.org
Web: www.ashecountyarts.org

Application Deadline: September 9, 2016

 

Avery, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey Counties

Primary Contact: 
Kate Groff
Toe River Arts Council
Phone: (828) 682-7215
E-mail: trac@toeriverarts.org
Web: www.toeriverarts.org

Application Deadline: October 14, 2016

 

Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon Counties

Primary Contact: 
Lindsey Solomon
Jackson County Arts Council
Phone: (828) 952-0593
E-mail: director@haywoodarts.org
Web: www.haywoodarts.org

Application Deadline: October 7, 2016

 

Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties

Primary Contact: 
Patty Smyers
Arts Council of Henderson County
Phone: (828) 693-8504
E-mail: acofhc@bellsouth.net
Web: www.acofhc.org

Application Deadline: August 19, 2016

 

Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly and Union Counties

Primary Contact: 
Liz Fitzgerald
Arts and Science Council (of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County)
Phone: (704) 335-3053
E-mail: liz.fitzgerald@artsandscience.org 
Web: www.artsandscience.org

Application Deadline: September 16, 2016

 

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba and McDowell Counties

Primary Contact:
Kathy Greathouse
United Arts Council of Catawba County
Phone: (828) 324-4906
E-mail: kgreathouse@artscatawba.org
Web: www.artscatawba.org

Application Deadline: October 7, 2016

 

Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties

Primary Contact: 
Dara Silver 
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
Phone: (336) 722-2585
E-mail: dsilver@intothearts.org
Web: www.intothearts.org

Application Deadline: August 2016

 

Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties

Primary Contact:
Chip Berry
ArtsGreensboro
Phone: (336) 373-7523
E-mail: cberry@artsgreensboro.org
Web: www.artsgreensboro.org

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

 

Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person Counties

Primary Contact: 
Margaret DeMott
Durham Arts Council
Phone: (919) 560-2720
E-mail: mdemott@durhamarts.org
Web: www.durhamarts.org

Application Deadline: September 23, 2016

 

Franklin, Johnston, Vance, Wake and Warren Counties

Primary Contact:
Brandi Neuwirth
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Phone: (919) 839-1498 ext. 205
E-mail: bneuwirth@unitedarts.org
Web: www.unitedarts.org

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

 

Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland Counties

Primary Contact:
Adrienne Trego
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Phone: (910) 323-1776
E-mail: adriennet@theartscouncil.com
Web: www.theartscouncil.com

Application Deadline: October 2016

 

Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson Counties

Primary Contact: 
Holly Garriott 
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge 
Phone: (252) 551-6947
E-mail: holly@pittcountyarts.org
Web: www.pittcountyarts.org

Application Deadline: September 9, 2016

 

Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties

Primary Contact: 
Rhonda Bellamy 
Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County 
Phone: (910) 343-0998
E-mail: rhonda@artswilmington.org
Web: www.artswilmington.org

Application Deadline: September 15, 2016