About Regional Artist Project Grants

Regional Artist Project Grants provide awards for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.  The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment.

The Union County Community Arts Council recognizes that Union County has a strong arts community that can benefit from these grant funds. As an arts council, our goal is to assist artists by providing services and opportunities that help them evolve as artists.

For grant information, guidelines, and frequently asked questions, click here.

2019 Regional Artist Project Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Gene Stowe for being a recipient of the Regional Artists Project Grant. Regional Artist Project Grants, supported by the Union County Community Arts Council and 8 other regional arts councils, provide awards for individuals and artists groups to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.

Stowe received $2,000. A 1972 graduate of Monroe High School started The Union Observer for The Charlotte Observer in 1981 and continued until 1993. In addition to his work as a full-time freelance writer, he is gathering historical documents and images for the documentary “Inherit the Land”, telling the story of a rare familial love between black and white families in Marvin, NC.

Cozarts Entertainment of Knoxville is creating the creating the documentary. Stowe received a Grassroots Arts Program grant from the Union County Community Arts Council to support the project.

Congratulations to Claire Ritter for being a recipient of the Regional Artists Project Grant. Regional Artist Project Grants, supported by the Union County Community Arts Council and 8 other regional arts councils, provide awards for individuals and artists groups to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.

Ritter is an American jazz pianist-composer , a North Carolina Jazz Composer Fellow and five-time recipient of the Regional Artist Project Grant. Her most recent 2020 project will include the writing of a jazz method book. Her compositions have been performed globally in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

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