DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 16th
About the Program
Grant investments are made possible through funding from the partnering arts councils and through the NC Arts Council’s Regional Artist Project Grant program that distributes dollars to several regional consortiums of arts councils throughout the state. The Regional Artist Project Grants program is designed to support visual, performing, literary and interdisciplinary individual artists at all career stages to pursue projects furthering their professional artistic development. Artists will have completed the basic education in their respective art form. Regional Artist Project Grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their professional development. Awards generally range $250-$2,000.
Artists practicing all art forms at all stages of their development may apply. However, applicants must currently reside in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Rockingham or Randolph Counties for one year immediately preceding the application date. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program.
The evaluation criteria will include:
1. Overall excellence of the applicant’s art work and demonstration of exceptional talent
2. Serious professional commitment to art form
3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist’s professional development
4. Feasibility of the proposed project
Typical grant investments might include funds for expenses in the following areas:
1. Promotion/Presentation: the cost of producing a demonstration recording for a composer or performer, a video cassette for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, brochures, slides, etc.
2. Travel: to specific workshops, retreats or seminars; or traveling to gather information intrinsic to an artist’s art form.
3. Services: rental of equipment or facilities for presentation of a new work, recording studio space, etc.
4. Supplies: purchase of supplies and materials necessary for the completion or production of a new work deemed by the artist to be an essential work in his/her career.
5. Training: advanced study or coaching.
Application Deadline: November 16 at 5 p.m. at a participating Arts Council office
(Please note that this is a delivery date, not postmark)
Project Timeline: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.
Project Evaluations Due: January 15, 2017.