Overview:Regional Artist Project Grants provide an award for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment. Click here for more details.
Eligibility:The Regional Artist Project Grant Program is open to all disciplines. Additionally,
Please note: Artists on the staff of one of the participating arts councils OR artists who received a Regional Artist Project Grant within the last 2 calendar years (Projects that took place on or after January 2015) are not eligible to apply.
Funding Partners: The program is administered by the Arts & Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., in partnership with the arts councils in Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, and York (SC) counties. The program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; the Blumenthal Endowment; and the participating arts councils. Please contact the Union County Community Arts Council, or the arts council in your county, with questions about the program.
Application Deadline: All applications and work samples must be submitted no later than 12:00 NOON on Friday, September 16, 2016. Unfortunately, applications received after this deadline cannot be accepted. All applicants must apply through the online application system.
Notification: Applicants will be informed of grant status electronically on December 1, 2016.
Maximum Grant Amount: Artists may ask for a maximum of $2,000. Only one application per individual will be accepted annually.
Match Requirement:Matching funds are not required. However, if the cost of the request exceeds the maximum grant amount, the applicant must show additional funding source(s).
Support Period: Funded projects must take place between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. The grant funds cannot be spent prior to this period.
Request:Regional Artist Project Grant dollars must be used to support a single purpose. In most cases, this means support for a single item – workshop or conference fee, taking a master class, purchase or rental of a piece of equipment or supply materials. In some instances there may be shared or related expenses that are also legitimate. For example, attendance at a conference AND travel costs to attend; or a major piece of equipment AND a necessary additional component (a saw AND a blade). If you are unsure if you can use grant funds for a specific expense, please see the ineligible costs listed in the Frequently Asked Questions or contact your local arts council.
Frequently Asked Questions: Click here to link to the full program guidelines and frequently asked questions.
How to Apply: All applicants are required to apply through our online application system.
Mecklenburg County Artists:Click here to begin a new application.
Click here to continue a previously started application.